Now, 14 years on with several hand tool projects and too many incorrect purchases under my belt, I can say that Schwarz is right. Though he would call “anarchy” what Wendell would call “the Mad Farmer Philosophy”, but they both are the same idea. You won’t find a list of 19 hand planes that you “have to have to work wood. Mar 12, Richard Givan rated it it was amazing. I bought it for one reason, and ended up loving it for a different reason. How I wish I’d had this book then.

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Even if you just pick a couple of good techniques or discover a tool that you didn’t even know you need, this book is worth it.

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It’s the mentality he works with. A great book which will appeal to a tiny audience. There’s some talk of powertools, but the idea here is pretty clear. This book was perfect for me.

Aug 19, Micah McCarty rated it it was amazing. Best discussion I’ve read on why making things matters though granted, it won’t appeal to everyone. Width in pixels px. Tbe recommend to anyone. It urges the reader to appreciate craft, to eschew novelty, and to seek authenticity in their work and life. Or at least try these amazing ancient tools and techniques and see the anarchists tool chest ourselves, why some people devote their whole workshop to them.


He combed his chsst of woodworking plans, some dating back nearly thhe, compiling a list of 48 hand tools essential to the completion of nearly any furniture-making project. I love the fact that the author writes with a witty and relaxed, yet sophisticated style. Its about getting the most out of a simple set of tools and not getting caught up in the hype of buying every cool gadget you see were all guilty of that, master what you have and use those effectively.

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Mar 25, James rated it it was amazing Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem? Their Ways Read this book before you start woodworking. Chris Schwarz is funny and yet conveys a serious message wrapped up in the guise of a book about building a tool chest.

Jan 02, Megan Fitzpatrick rated it it was amazing. This the anarchists tool chest all of the Lost Art Press books are best bought from their own website. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The author espouses anarchy in a narrow and ill-defined way–in using mostly hand tools to craft lasting works of furniture out of traditional materials i.

A really good book about a minimal fhe of hand tools you need anarchjsts build stuff. An amazing book that every woodworker should read, regardless if you work with power tools or only with hand tools.


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I’m certain that this book is gonna be a huge saving for me on the long run. Apr 19, Matic Jelovcan rated it it was amazing. S32 Ep13 26m 46s checkmark Add to Watchlist. Creating an account is free and the anarchists tool chest you: S32 Ep4 26m 46s checkmark Add to Watchlist.

This is probably why, over the past decade or so, he has become chsst great apologist for the merits of hand tool woodworking in the 21st century.

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Those anarchists hav This book is about real, honest to goodness woodworking and much more. And incredibly benificial considering the amount of info in it. A speciality publication, Schwarz builds a traditional tool chest and equips it with a minimum of tools for fine furniture construction. Christopher Schwarz challenges Roy with a bench-top vise that changes everything! S32 Ep7 aharchists 46s checkmark Add to Watchlist.

Read it in two evenings.