Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Anarchist's Tool Chest

Sitting on my desk is a copy of Christopher Schwarz's The Anarchist's Tool Chest

Chris operates Lost Art Press a company that publishes books on traditional woodworking techniques . Many of their works are a translation or republications of books from the 18th to 20th century. 

This book is a personal one for Chris. It is the story begins with him gutting his cluttered workshop, and selling most of his tools. After near 20 years of collecting, researching and woodworking, he consolidated his working tools down to a single tool chest. A tool chest form which he could build nearly anything - using only hand tools.

The woodworking has been a little light on in my shop at the moment. But I'll be keeping track of interesting thoughts and quotes from the book and sharing them on here. Hopefully, it make for some interesting discussion.

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