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 Video Roundup

Tribute to Jennie Alexander (1930-2018)

07/19/2018

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Like most people, we spend lots of time (way too much time) surfing the web, entranced by various videos. In Video Roundup, we offer some videos from all over the world that we found especially intriguing. This week's selection focuses on Jennie Alexander, author of “Make a Chair from a Tree,” and inspiration for generations of woodworkers. Jennie recently passed away at age 88 and is the...more..
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Green Woodworking

07/05/2018

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Like most people, we spend lots of time (way too much time) surfing the web, entranced by various videos. In Video Roundup, we offer some videos from all over the world that we found especially intriguing. This week's selection focuses on green woodworking, with a roundup of the winners of the UK Green Woodworking event known as the Bodgers Ball and the meditative making of greenwood chairs....more..
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 Joel's Blog

RIP Jennie Alexander 1930-2018

07/18/2018

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Like many of you, I was very saddened to learn of Jennie Alexander’s death. Jennie was a hugely influential figure in the world of hand woodworking, and was an unusually kind and insightful person as well. When I heard the news, I selfishly thought, “But I still had some things I wanted to talk about with her!” A minute later I reflected that I hope someone will think that of me when I go -...more..
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Thomas Chippendale, Marketing Genius

07/11/2018

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For many contemporary furniture makers, Instagram may serve the twin needs of inspiration and self-promotion. Whatever did the talented and ambitious do before #instafurniture, #interiordesign, #maker, #furnituregallery, and the like? I had occasion to mull over this topic at the current Metropolitan Museum exhibit, “Chippendale’s Director: The Designs and Legacy of a Furniture...more..
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What's Old Is New Again

07/04/2018

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This past weekend I went to the Museum of the City of New York . The main reason I went was to see the absolutely fabulous Stanley Kubrick exhibit . At the same time I stopped in at a small exhibit of the design work of the architect Rosario Candela . Candela's name is still dropped in New York real estate circles; he is the architect behind some of Manhattan's oldest luxury apartment...more..
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 Classes & Events

Book Publication Party With Pinata - English Arts & Crafts Furniture by Nancy Hiller

Thu Aug 02 06:00 PM

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Come celebrate the publication of English Arts & Crafts Furniture, a new book by Nancy Hiller. English Arts & Crafts Furniture offers a thorough examination of the details and techniques that makes Arts & Crafts furniture special. Nancy is a designer-builder of furniture and cabinetry who specializes in period authentic work. She is the author of several books including Making Things...more..
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Grinding Edge Tools - Hands-On Intensive with Corn Schmid

Sat Aug 18 03:16 PM

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Understanding how to use a grinder can save you hours of sharpening time! Corn will teach you how to hollow grind chisels and plane irons to a wire edge -- in just a minute or two. The class will cover topics including: The difference between sharpening and grinding When to grind The geometry of grinding Classic and modern grinding technology and equipment Grinder safety How to...more..
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Sharpening Intensive with Corn Schmid

Sat Aug 25 12:00 PM

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OH, THE JOY OF WORKING WITH TRULY SHARP TOOLS! Stop fighting your tools! Learn what sharp tools feel like and how to get - and keep - your tools sharp. This hands-on, limited enrollment class will teach you the essential skill of free-hand sharpening. Half the $50 class fee will be refunded to participants in the form of a Tools for Working Wood gift certificate ($25). This limited...more..
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 The Work Magazine Reprint Project

WORK - An Illustrated Journal of Practice and Theory

01/21/2016

Tags:Woodworking Tools and Techniques,Historical Subjects,Misc.
Tweet #TfwwWorkBlog!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); Greetings Workateers! Our fourth and final volume has come to a close and so has the Work...more..
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WORK No. 200 - Published January 14 1893

01/14/2016

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Tweet #TfwwWorkBlog!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); The editions of Work mag we have here in the shop often have the ads removed but the last...more..
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WORK No. 199 - Published January 7th 1893 NEW

01/07/2016

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Tweet #TfwwWorkBlog!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); ARTICLES FOUND IN THIS ISSUE: STENCILS FOR WALL DECORATION • THE ART OF...more..
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 The Build-It Blog

Marching On

11/30/2011

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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

11/07/2011

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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

10/06/2011

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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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 Joel's Blog
 Video Roundup
 Classes & Events
 Built-It Blog
 Work Magazine
Recent Blogs:
Build the Collapsible City Dweller's Shave Horse with Amy Pate - 09/15/2018
Chip Carving with Daniel Clay - 09/08/2018
Sharpening Intensive with Corn Schmid - 08/25/2018
Grinding Edge Tools - Hands-On Intensive with Corn Schmid - 08/18/2018
Book Publication Party With Pinata - English Arts & Crafts Furniture by Nancy Hiller - 08/02/2018
Tribute to Jennie Alexander (1930-2018) - 07/19/2018
RIP Jennie Alexander 1930-2018 - 07/18/2018
Thomas Chippendale, Marketing Genius - 07/11/2018
Green Woodworking - 07/05/2018
What's Old Is New Again - 07/04/2018
Lino & Relief Printmaking - 06/28/2018
Much Ado About Planing Stops - 06/27/2018
Pyrography - 06/21/2018
Working With Spalted Wood - 06/14/2018
Enchancing Woodwork with Gilding - 06/07/2018
Woodworkers' Hangout - Hands on With Mitre Planes - 06/06/2018
Celebrating Ben & Lois Orford Knives - 05/31/2018
My Bench Chisel History - 05/30/2018
Native American Totem Poles - 05/24/2018
English Paring Chisels - 05/23/2018
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