Tag Archives: Chris Schwarz

The Hardest Part of Learning to Sharpen

The other day, I was teaching a friend to sharpen his plane iron, and it got me thinking about sharpening.  Of all the skills I have learned while working wood, sharpening has been the most life-changing. It started with chisels … Continue reading

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Woodworking in America 2013: Highlights

My wife and I spent the last two days at the Woodworking in America convention in the Cincinnati area.   Here are some of my highlights. Peter Follansbee gave a fun, engaging demonstration of Sloyd spoon carving.  In his characteristic … Continue reading

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The Anarchist’s Tool Chest: A Review

  The Anarchist’s Tool Chest, by Christopher Schwarz, is not your typical woodworking book. Like other books in the genre, it has a lot to say about tools and shops and techniques, but it is also a book about ideas. … Continue reading

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