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 Joel's Blog at Tools for Working Wood

The Modern Split

10/01/2014

Tags:Woodworking Tools and Techniques,Historical Subjects
I was at the Met this past weekend with a guest, and we ended up in one of the 20th century galleries that I almost never visit. On display among the paintings were four 20th century chairs (from the left). The "Zig Zag" chair by Gerrit Rietveld (1937), an armchair by Koloman Moser (1903), the "31" armchair by Alvar Aalto (1931-32) and the "DCW" Side Chair by Charles Eames (1948). By the...more..
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This Weekend: Maker Faire AND The Saturday Market Project at The London Design Festival

09/19/2014

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 Work Magazine Reprint Project

WORK No. 132 - Published September 26, 1891

09/26/2014

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

09/19/2014

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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WORK No. 130 - Published September 12, 1891

09/12/2014

Tags:Woodworking Tools and Techniques,Historical Subjects,Misc.
ARTICLES FOUND IN THIS ISSUE: HOW TO MAKE A "TIP" CART • ENGINE AND BOILER MANAGEMENT • A BOX-TOP TABLE • BOOT AND SHOE REPAIRING • FRENCH POLISHING: "DRY-SHINING" • SOMETHING ABOUT THE "PUFFS" OF A LOCOMOTIVE • A SIMPLE ANTI-VIBRATOR FOR BICYCLES • AN EASILY-MADE INSTANTANEOUS SHUTTER • AN EXPANDING TRAVELLING OR SHOPPING...more..
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 Ben's Brooklyn Build-It Blog

Marching On

11/30/2011

Tags:Misc.
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

Tags:Unclassified
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:
The Modern Split-10/01/2014
WORK No. 132 - Published September 26, 1891-09/26/2014
WORK No. 131 - Published September 19, 1891-09/19/2014
This Weekend: Maker Faire AND The Saturday Market Project at The London Design Festival-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
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