Category Archives: Woodworking Classes

Help Out the ‘New Anarchist’ Class this June

One of the things I miss the most by not teaching is the hand-tool immersion classes for younger woodworkers. These low-cost classes are a fantastic way to jump-start the woodworking skills and tool chest of young adults. After I canceled … Continue reading

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The Travelling Anarchist’s Tool Chest Contents: No 9, Bob’s Tools

I hear of good people sending Chris tools to help young makers. Most of us have too many tools; I am still buying tools at 66 and giving lots away to students and friends. It’s a great gift, something you … Continue reading

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The Travelling Anarchist’s Tool Chest Contents: No. 10, Bench Planes

This will be Political. Bench planes always are. I have, I must admit, asked Matthew at Workshop Heaven to donate here. I will, where I can afford it, buy tools in, like the panel saws and see if I can … Continue reading

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The Travelling Anarchist’s Tool Chest Contents: Panel Saws

Panel saws, huh? Well I have got a few handsaws. A superb old Disston 10 point hangs on my wall gathering dust. I just got out of the habit of using it; lazy really. The dovetail and tenon saws see … Continue reading

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Another Low-cost Hand Tool Immersion Class

Mike Siemsen at the Mike Siemsen School of Woodworking in Minnesota has agreed to put on a low-cost hand-tool immersion course in June 2016 that is based directly on the two classes I ran in 2015 for new woodworkers who … Continue reading

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Traveling Anarchist Tool Chest and Contents No. 5: Measuring Tools

LUCKY WINNER Boy… the lucky person who wins this tool chest is going to get a treat. Not only a great historic chest made by Chris Schwarz. This one of the very last chests he is making with students for … Continue reading

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What Learning Feels Like

David Savage delivered a fire-and-brimstone lecture to the students in his Rowden workshop on the business of the craft during tea one morning and then left the bench room with a flourish. One of the students turned to me and … Continue reading

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