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WORK No. 128 - Published August 29, 1891


Tags:Woodworking Tools and Techniques,Historical Subjects,Misc.
Whether or not you intend to get knee-deep in circuit-bending or you just find yourself dabbling with a soldering iron once in a blue moon, circuits like the Wheatstone Bridge seem to be major cornerstones to understanding, as well as sophisticated tools in their own right. I know there are plenty of readers and resources out there in a better position to explain the the...more..
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WORK No. 127- Published August 22, 1891


Tags:Woodworking Tools and Techniques,Historical Subjects,Misc.
I adore torch work: especially brazing and soldering. I find it intensely relaxing. If the joint comes together nicely, it's like a little opera singing a tale of clean surfaces, properly fluxed and lovingly heated. I also adore cycling, especially if the bike runs silent. If, in the course of my not-so-regular maintenance, I manage to quiet all the creaks, clicks, and squeaks,...more..
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 Joel's Blog at Tools for Working Wood

Ken Hawley, MBE 1927-2014


Tags:Historical Subjects,Misc.
Ken Hawley MBE , probably the most important figure in modern tool history passed away on August 15th, 2014. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Ken and his work, Ken ran a hardware store in Sheffield starting in the 1940's. To have a little interest in the store window he put a few old tools on display. Over the years people, retired craftsman, widows, etc, would stop by and offer their no...more..
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King Lear and the Common


Last Saturday I went uptown to see King Lear (w. John Lithgow and Annette Benning) in Central Park. It was a wonderful evening and as I walked to the theater I marveled at New York City's implementation of the age old idea of a public common. A Common, a patch of land, open to all to graze their livestock, and to walk alone amid the crowds. It is both social and private at the same time. People...more..
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Summer Reading: Factory Man


Tags:Product News, Sales, and Promotions,Misc.
"Between 2001 and 2012, 63,300 American factories closed their door and five million American factory jobs went away. During the same time, China's manufacturing base ballooned to the tune of 14.1 million new jobs." Beth Macy - "Factory Man" I was really excited to get my hands on a copy of Beth Macy's new book "Factory Man". It's a compelling read about how the American furniture industry...more..
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 Ben's Brooklyn Build-It Blog

Marching On


This is not a spill your guts blog... unless you're tree, but lately the sky looks awfully grey. I've been spending most of my energy fending off doom, and because of this I haven't managed to finish nearly as many projects as I've started, and I haven't started as many as I hoped I would. But, as Metallica points out, Time Marches On . So what have I been doing?...more..
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Brooklyn Guild


Last week I took an hour off work to go down the street to Brooklyn Guild , a design/build collective with a shop in Brooklyn. I met Brooklyn Guild when they came to Tools for Working Wood for hide glue . They began casually with 5 pounds, but within a week had bought nearly my weight in granulated hide. I had to know what they were working on that used so much glue, so I asked if I...more..
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Working Hard? or Hardly Woodworking in America


Tags:Product News, Sales, and Promotions,Misc.
I wrote this entry in an airplane cruising over the clouds as Tim and I headed home to Brooklyn from Woodworking in America . One week ago, after leaving work at midnight because we were finishing up the new Gramercy Tools Kings County Hammer, I rushed home to pack my underwater-camera and some socks before flopping into a cab for the ride to LGA. Tim and I arrived in Cincinnati a...more..
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WORK No. 128 - Published August 29, 1891-08/29/2014
WORK No. 127- Published August 22, 1891-08/22/2014
Ken Hawley, MBE 1927-2014-08/21/2014
WORK No. 126 - Published August 15, 1891-08/15/2014
WORK No. 125- Published August 8, 1891-08/08/2014
WORK No. 124- Published August 1, 1891-08/01/2014
King Lear and the Common-07/30/2014
WORK No. 123- Published July 25, 1891-07/25/2014
WORK No. 122- Published July 18, 1891-07/18/2014
Summer Reading: Factory Man-07/16/2014
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The Hand and Eye Blog and some FYI's-06/19/2014
WORK No. 117- Published June 13, 1891-06/13/2014
Relentless Self Promotion (and a Small Freebie)-06/11/2014
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