The Anarchist's Tool Chest paints a world where woodworking tools are at the center of an ethical life filled with creating furniture that will last for generations.
Author Christopher Schwarz makes the case that you can build almost anything with a kit of less than 50 high-quality tools, and he shows you how to select real working tools, regardless of their vintage or brand name. The Anarchist's Tool Chest will guide you in building a proper chest for your toolkit following the ancient rules that have been forgotten or ignored.
Schwarz argues that woodworking is a rare and radical act in today's age of cheap, mass-manufacturing and wasteful consumption. He uses the word anarchist to describe individuals who work with their hands, own their tools, and seek to live in a world where making something (anything) is the goal of each day.
Building a chest and filling it with the right tools just might be the best thing you can do to save our craft.
Lost Art Press, 2011. Hardcover, 480 pages. Printed and bound in the USA.