The Anarchist’s Tool Chest

But here’s the other thing that’s important: Their tools were different. To the uneducated eye, the tools of the 17th and 18th centuries look crude. But have you ever examined an 18th-century moulding plane that wasn’t dogmeat? I have. They are refined to a level that exceeds many modern tools. Everything extraneous has been taken […]

NWA Saratoga Show Wrap-up

Well, that was fun. I went to my first woodworking show over the weekend, right here in Saratoga. The Northeastern Woodworkers Association hosts their showcase here every year. It’s part gallery, part lecture series and part vendor space and a ton of fun. I caught the two talks by Chris Schwarz, editor at Popular Woodworking […]

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