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Build the Anarchist’s Tool Chest with Christopher Schwarz

Anarchist Tool__chestAside from a workbench, a sturdy tool chest is one of the most important things to have in your shop. It organizes and protects your tools from damage, rust and loss. While many woodworkers have attempted to improve upon the traditional chest design that emerged 300 years ago, the old form has remained the absolute best way to keep the most amount of tools in the smallest space.
In this five-day class you will build the shell of your own traditional tool chest using hand tools and techniques. This is an excellent first project for a new hand-tool woodworker. Skills you will learn in this class include:
• Truing up panels using bench planes
• Traditional through-dovetail joinery
• Cutting basic mouldings by hand
By the end of class you will have all the skills you need to complete the interior of the chest at your workshop at home, whether you want to make just a few sliding tills or even a full-blown interior cabinet with dovetailed drawers. Chris is a nationally known writer and instructor. He is a contributing editor to Popular Woodworking Magazine and has written a number of books, including The Anarchist’s Tool Chest. Sign up today! Tuition: $795.00 plus materials.

Chris is also teaching a two day "make a Six Board Chest" the weekend before. Check it out in the weekend and Specialty class section

Section 080513A: Monday - Friday, August 5 - 9, 9:00am - 5:00pm 

Last minute cancellation (as of Friday, August 2)

One spot left. Call 860.729.3186 or 860.647.0303 to get signed up.

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Testimonials

3/14/2016

Hey Bob,

Just wanted to say yet again… the restoration class was terrific.

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2/22/2016

Bob,

Just a note to say the class this weekend with Will was great!

I also want to thank you for the help with the sharpening jig and chisel/guide
and sharpening stone info.  I look forward to more classes.

Best regards,

Ollie Mason

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