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JOEL Joel's Blog

What is Art For? A Visit to the Guitar Show

08/21/2019

Guitar belonging to Rick Neilsen of Cheap Trick When I was visiting the current Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum , it occurred to me that the museum shows I like best focus on useful, functional objects. Although the objects are beautiful, their artistic or decorative purpose is secondary. The primary function of a guitar is to make music....more..
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Books on Making and Using Hand Planes

08/14/2019

I was very pleased to see Lost Art Press reprint David Finck's classic "Making and Mastering Wood Planes." We of course stock it here , but in thinking about the book my mind wandered to other books on planes and I thought a round-up might be useful. There have been serious writings about planes since Moxon , but I decided to focus on books that were only about planes, and were not about...more..
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EVT Classes & Events

Non-Toxic Wood Finishing With Osmo

Sat Sep 14 12:00 PM

Join us for a free workshop on using Osmo natural wood finishes. Learn the best methods of application for these environmentally friendly finishes made of natural, sustainable oils and hard waxes. See demonstrations of full line of Osmo products that will enhance your woodwork and leave you with an easy-to-maintain, durable finish. John Armfield, an Osmo representative, will answer all your...more..
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Festool Fest - Demos, Swag & Refreshments

Sat Oct 19 12:00 AM

Festool Fest is back! Festool staff will be on hand for demos and to show you how Festool tools can help you work fast, cleaner and more efficiently. Check out the new Fall 2019 tools and accessories and all the classic Festool tools. Working in a tight space? We’ve got you covered with lots of great ideas. Want some Festool swag? You’ve come to the right place. We might even have a...more..
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BREN Video Roundup

Medieval Carpentry Techniques

08/30/2018

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 selections focus on Medieval carpentry techniques. Hand tools indeed! Early Medieval Timber Work Medieval Carpentry - Building Without Nails...more..
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The Furniture of David Roentgen (1743-1807)

08/23/2018

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 selections focus on the ornate and exquisite furniture made by David Roentgen (1743-1807) -- and its secret compartments and ingenious portability. The Roentgens' Berlin...more..
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Traditional Woodworking in Sweden

08/16/2018

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 selections focus traditional woodworking in Sweden - traditional axe making and the trifecta of clogs, spoons and chairs. Traditional Swedish Woodworking: Clogs, Spoons and...more..
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WORK The Work Magazine Reprint Project

WORK - An Illustrated Journal of Practice and Theory

01/21/2016

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 Magazine...more..
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WORK No. 200 - Published January 14 1893

01/14/2016

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 couple...more..
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WORK No. 199 - Published January 7th 1893 NEW

01/07/2016

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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BEN The Build-It Blog

Marching On

11/30/2011

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? I...more..
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Brooklyn Guild

11/07/2011

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 could visit...more..
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Working Hard? or Hardly Woodworking in America

10/06/2011

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 little...more..
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