When I wrote “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest,” (to see book click here), I stayed away from mentioning brand names when I discussed the tools that make up the core kit in the book. Instead of saying, “Buy these brands, and here are their item numbers,” I tried to give readers the information needed to evaluate tools on their own.
Despite this approach, several people have requested a list of all the brand names of tools in my chest and for my reasoning why I chose each tool.
I resisted these requests at first, but then I decided there was no harm in supplying the information. After all, these are my tools, purchased with my own money. And if you read enough of my blather then you probably could assemble the list on your own.
So we shot a 60-minute DVD titled “Inside the Anarchist’s Tool Chest.” Here’s what’s on it.
• A 55-minute movie where I discuss each tool in the chest, tell you who made it and discuss what I like about it.
• A 5-minute slideshow of 66 step photos of the construction of the chest that were not included in the book.
• An 11-page supplies list of the tools in my chest with direct web links to all of the suppliers of the tools – plus more notes on why I chose particular tools (and I offer a few alternate brands as well).
• A SketchUp drawing of the tool chest from the book.
To save on costs, the DVD ships in a paper sleeve – no fancy plastic case I’m afraid. We find those cases a waste of money and a hog of shelf space.