In this article I’m going to take a look at a piece of work written by Christopher Schwarz, a writer and woodworker. His piece of work is a book that is called The Anarchist’s Tool Chest. It is a beautiful piece of work, and it also has an interesting story to it.
Dr. Christopher Schwarz
Christopher Schwarz is a board certified emergency medicine physician. His practice is located in Buffalo, NY. He is also a member of the medical staff at Eastern Niagara Hospital. Among his many credentials, he is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (FACP).
Besides being a top-notch clinician, he is a dedicated community volunteer. In fact, he is the co-founder of the Crucible Tool, a company that makes and sells hand-crafted woodworking tools. As for philanthropy, he has a knack for the charitable, and he does it in a variety of ways.
Among other things, he is a furniture maker, a writer and an editor of Woodworking magazine. When he is not hard at work, he can be found enjoying the outdoors with his wife and four children. Some of his best memories are of the family’s summer vacations spent at Lake Michigan. One of his favorite pastimes is sailing.
Aside from his professional life, he has a passion for writing and drawing. He is also a fan of a good beer.
His book The Anarchist’s Tool Chest
Christopher Schwarz is the man behind the “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest,” and he’s got a lot to say about the tools and techniques associated with woodworking. In this book, he provides his unique perspective on what makes a good block plane, awl, or hammer, and what not to get in a tool kit.
The book is a good read. The first half covers the basics, like what to put in a tool box and how to properly use the tool in question. Second, it delves into the more esoteric facets of the trade, such as design and utility.
Chris has combed through hundreds of woodworking manuals and whittled them down to the ones with the most information. He explains each tool with a great deal of detail and provides plenty of illustrations. Although the book is not necessarily easy to follow, it’s well worth a look.
There’s no shortage of tool guides out there, but if you want the best advice from the top guns, Schwarz’s the man.
His work as a woodworker
Christopher Schwarz is a woodworker, writer and publisher. His interest in traditional woodworking techniques and hand tools is apparent in his books and in his work with the Lost Art Press. In addition, he has developed his own woodworking company. He builds casework for clients all over the world.
Chris Schwarz began his career as a woodworker at the age of eleven, when he built a workbench in his back yard. After he graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in woodworking, he worked as an editor of Popular Woodworking. Later, he started teaching woodworking classes. This experience led him to start writing books.
When he published his first book, Schwarz’s Workbenches, he included complete plans and expert instruction. He also discussed the design of different workbench forms from antiquity. The book also covers working on low workbenches, as well as how to improve an existing workbench for better workholding.
Another one of his books, “Ingenious Mechanicks,” is an illustrated treatise on ancient workbenches. It also explains how to create several styles of low workbenches.
His writing style
Christopher Schwarz is a woodworker and writer. He is the author of several books, including Popular Woodworking: A User’s Guide to the Tools and Techniques of the Craft. In addition to writing, he is a woodworker, publisher, and editor of the hand tool woodworking press Crucible Tool. For the past twenty-five years, he has been making Welsh stick chairs, American casework, and other pieces for clients around the world. His shop is located in Covington, Kentucky, in a former German barroom built in 1896.
While not strictly anarchist, Schwarz’s survey of tools is aimed at describing the types of tools needed for anarchist visions of woodworking. Unlike other surveys, the survey does not attempt to provide a comprehensive overview of all possible tools, but rather a description of tools important to anarchists’ vision of woodworking. It is based on the tools required for a typical woodworking anarchist, but it does include information on other tools, such as sharpening and edge tools.