Category Archives: Woodworking Classes

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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Hand Tool Chest Contents: No 2. Screw Drivers

Can you help us Find a WINNER? Go here. I have just been fitting the handles to my own new tool chest. Near the end of the job, fitting components with screws is satisfying and tricky. One slip and the … Continue reading

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On Chisels

Can You Help us Find a Winner? Chris Schwarz came here this summer and made this wonderful tool chest. He sells these in America for $4,000 which is a pretty fair price. We are offering this chest a s prize … Continue reading

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Win a Traveling Anarchist’s Tool Chest (and the Tools)

People ask me what I do with all the tool chests I’ve built while teaching classes during the last five years. The quick answer: I sell them, of course. Sometimes I’ll sell a partially completed shell for $300 to $500. … Continue reading

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Last Class (for Now)

If you donated tools, time or money to our hand tool immersion class at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking, I have two things to tell you: Every one of the 17 students walked away with a tool chest that … Continue reading

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