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 Classes & Events

Intro to Block Printing with Annie Raso

Sat Jan 26 11:00 AM

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Learn how to carve and print by hand using linoleum blocks and Flexcut carving tools, following the traditional form of printmaking. The class will explore some of the possibilities of printmaking, such as single and multi-color prints, shading techniques, and tools and equipment. Designs will be provided, but students are encouraged to bring their own ideas or drawings. Make Valentine's...more..
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Build the Knockdown Shave Horse with Amy Pate - As Seen in Popular Woodworking Magazine

Sat Feb 09 10:00 AM

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A shave horse is a combination of a vice and a workbench, providing a rapid and sturdy clamping mechanism for shaping wood. Historically shave horses have been used in many applications such as chair making, spoon carving, and coopering. We’ve designed ours to be sturdy yet collapsible - perfect for apartment living. In this workshop students will assemble their very own apartment-friendly...more..
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 Joel's Blog

Five Reasons to Visit Our Showrrom

12/19/2018

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You may think of Tools for Working Wood as primarily an online company, or a mail order company, but we have a showroom too! And we try to give customers reasons to visit us. Here are some of the best reasons. Free snacks - We often keep a pile of cookies at the front desk. I eat way too many of them. Mostly they're store-bought, but sometimes, like today, they're homemade. Sometimes Eddie's...more..
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The Future of Furniture - Part 6 - Solid

12/12/2018

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Click here for Part 1 - Introduction Click here for Part 2 - Goals Click here for Part 3 - Information Click here for Part 4 - What Can a Newbie Build Click here for Part 5 - Forming Sheet Goods After detailing the final steps of the project of making a dresser, the anonymous author of Joiner and Cabinetmaker describes how cabinetmakers would use veneering and other...more..
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The Future of Furniture - Part 5 - Forming Sheet Goods

12/05/2018

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Click here for Part 1 - Introduction Click here for Part 2 - Goals Click here for Part 3 - Information Click here for Part 4 - What Can a Newbie Build I think it is fair to say that most furniture is made of solid wood or sheet goods - the latter being plywood, melamine, or MDF, depending on budget and design considerations. As discussed in the last blog, cutting sheets goods...more..
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 Video Roundup

Medieval Carpentry Techniques

08/30/2018

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

08/23/2018

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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 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

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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 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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 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

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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Recent Blogs:
Environmentally Friendly Wood Finishing with Eddie O'Donnell - 02/23/2019
Sharpening Bonanza with Corn Schmid - 02/16/2019
Build the Knockdown Shave Horse with Amy Pate - As Seen in Popular Woodworking Magazine - 02/09/2019
Intro to Block Printing with Annie Raso - 01/26/2019
Five Reasons to Visit Our Showrrom - 12/19/2018
The Future of Furniture - Part 6 - Solid - 12/12/2018
The Future of Furniture - Part 5 - Forming Sheet Goods - 12/05/2018
I Think Better on Paper - My Return to Fountain Pens - 12/01/2018
The Future of Furniture - Part 4 - What Can a Newbie Build? - 11/28/2018
The Future of Furniture - Part 3 - Information - 11/21/2018
Looks at Books - 11/14/2018
The Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month - 11/11/2018
The Future of Furniture - Part 2: Goals - 11/07/2018
The Future of Furniture - Part 1 - 10/31/2018
Block Printing Is Fun! - 10/24/2018
Sharp and Ready to Use - 10/17/2018
MAP Pricing & Festool Fest - 10/10/2018
The Desk of Lost Souls - 10/03/2018
The Zombie Distribution System - 09/26/2018
Pattern Making - 09/12/2018
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