Anarchist’s Tool Chest

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Build a Tool Chest. Day 4: The Silent Day

The dovetailed skirt around the carcase of a tool chest (or blanket chest) is fussy to fit. The case has to be square and plumb. The skirting material has to be flat and square. And you have to get the joint’s baselines in just the right place. And even when you do all that,...

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Three Important Woodworking Books New to Our Store

If you read the woodworking message boards and blogs, you’ve likely read a little bit about Christopher Schwarz’s latest book, “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” (Lost Art Press). It’s a mix of the philosophy of social mutualism, a list of hand tools Chris finds essential in his shop, and how-to on building a stout tool...