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 The Work Magazine Reprint Project

WORK No. 132 - Published September 26, 1891


Tags:Woodworking Tools and Techniques,Historical Subjects,Misc.
"Most of the readers of Work, I daresay, have hobbies." Thanks dude. I'll just leave these plans here. Click the moulding detail to get a face full of section lining. -T ARTICLES FOUND IN THIS ISSUE: A CABINET FOR OLD CHINA • THE SAFETY BICYCLE: ITS PRACTICAL CONSTRUCTION, ETC. • WIRE-WORK IN ALL ITS BRANCHES • PORTABLE BOOKCASES • MEANS,...more..
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WORK No. 131 - Published September 19, 1891


Tags:Woodworking Tools and Techniques,Historical Subjects,Misc.
Hi everyone. Now and then we'll have an article appear in work that prompts me to reiterate our Disclaimer. For those of you just tuning in there's a disclaimer below that begins: Articles in Work describe materials and methods that would not be considered safe or advisable today. Cultural hindsight being what it is, we tend to look gravely upon historical industrial practice,...more..
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 Joel's Blog at Tools for Working Wood

This Weekend: Maker Faire AND The Saturday Market Project at The London Design Festival


Tags:Product News, Sales, and Promotions,Misc.
One of the fun things about running a business like ours is that you get to meet cool people interested in process and manufacturing. At last year's Maker Faire we met Melinda and Laylah from Saturday Market Project . Over the past year we got together a few times and we decided to collaborate on something. But I'm getting ahead of myself. Saturday Market Project retails online through...more..
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The English Arts & Crafts Movement


Tags:Product News, Sales, and Promotions,Historical Subjects
A small exhibit on Pre-Raphaelite art at the Met was an opportunity for me not only to take another gander at the lovely Jane Morris but also to revisit the Cabinet by Sir Edward Burne-Jones that, for me, epitomizes the early English Arts and Crafts Movement. The English A&C movement was founded based on ideas by John Ruskin, and William Morris was one of its most important proponents. While...more..
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Maker Faire 2014 - Sept 20-21, NYC - My presentation


Tags:Woodworking Tools and Techniques,Misc.
Last week I found out that I am presenting a talk at Maker Faire 2014 in New York City on Sept 20-21 entitled: "How One Small Company is Using Maker Technology to Stay Competitive in an Old World Industry" . What my talk is about is how we have been automating our Foley Saw filing machine to allow us to do some operations automatically and also enable some very complex filings that an all...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. 132 - Published September 26, 1891-09/26/2014
This Weekend: Maker Faire AND The Saturday Market Project at The London Design Festival-09/19/2014
WORK No. 131 - Published September 19, 1891-09/19/2014
The English Arts & Crafts Movement-09/17/2014
WORK No. 130 - Published September 12, 1891-09/12/2014
Maker Faire 2014 - Sept 20-21, NYC - My presentation-09/10/2014
WORK No. 129 - Published September 5, 1891-09/05/2014
Woodwork On The Streets - And Other News-09/03/2014
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
WORK No. 121- Published July 11, 1891-07/11/2014
WORK No. 120- Published July 4, 1891-07/04/2014
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