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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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WORK No. 129 - Published September 5, 1891

09/05/2014

Tags:Woodworking Tools and Techniques,Historical Subjects,Misc.
Dovetails! Are they played out, or is the most famous joint in woodworking about to be fun again? I don't know. I've groused about woodworkers' dovetail fetishism at the same time as standing in awe of the results. What is my problem? I guess I don't have one any more. Dovetails, like most of woodworking, are a means to an end. That logic holds up no matter what end you're...more..
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 Joel's Blog at Tools for Working Wood

Maker Faire 2014 - Sept 20-21, NYC - My presentation

09/10/2014

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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Woodwork On The Streets - And Other News

09/03/2014

Tags:Product News, Sales, and Promotions,Misc.
Every year since 1931 the streets of Washington Square Park are filled with booth after booth of artist and craftspeople exhibiting their work. The "Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit" took place this year last weekend and will reprise next weekend (Sept 6-7, 2014). The works range from big paintings for several thousands of dollars to small work in the tens and hundreds. Some of it I would...more..
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Ken Hawley, MBE 1927-2014

08/21/2014

Tags:Historical Subjects,Misc.
Ken Hawley MBE , probably the most important figure in modern tool history passed away on August 15th, 2014. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Ken and his work, Ken ran a hardware store in Sheffield starting in the 1940's. To have a little interest in the store window he put a few old tools on display. Over the years people, retired craftsman, widows, etc, would stop by and offer their no...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:
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
WORK No. 119- Published June 27, 1891-06/27/2014
WORK No. 118- Published June 20, 1891-06/20/2014
The Hand and Eye Blog and some FYI's-06/19/2014
WORK No. 117- Published June 13, 1891-06/13/2014
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