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 The Work Magazine Reprint Project

WORK No. 137 - Published October 31, 1891

10/31/2014

Tags:Woodworking Tools and Techniques,Historical Subjects,Misc.
CONTEST ALERT: The game is afoot, everybody. This week, amidst the usual wealth of tips and techniques, came a design for a very tweaky bowsaw frame. Frequent contributor "Opifex" is squarely on our turf here, so the Work junta at TFWW determined such a revelation demands an appropriate response. Here are our terms: The first three people to build the saw frame pictured below and submit...more..
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WORK No. 136 - Published October 24, 1891

10/24/2014

Tags:Woodworking Tools and Techniques,Historical Subjects,Misc.
ARTICLES FOUND IN THIS ISSUE: AIR PUMPS AND THEIR CONSTRUCTION • STAGE PERSPECTIVE • HOW TO MAKE A QUARTER HORSE-POWER • TWO FOLDING BOXES • A PATENT RUBBER FELLOE WHEEL • A RUSTIC FLOWER-HOLDER TABLE DECORATION • A SIMPLE AND EFFECTIVE DRAUGHT EXCLUDER FOR DOORS • OUR GUIDE TO GOOD THINGS • SUGGESTIONS FOR WORKERS AND...more..
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 Joel's Blog at Tools for Working Wood

Colen Clenton - A Man and His Shed

10/29/2014

Tags:Product News, Sales, and Promotions,Woodworking Tools and Techniques
Colen Clenton is the maker of a range of really wonderful adjustable squares and other measuring tools that we have been proud to stock for many years. I've never met him in person but we have chatted on the phone about this and that for ages from our ends of the earth. When my son was born, Colen sent us a magnificent rattle made of she-oak. He's a wonderful craftsman and a wonderful...more..
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Designing a Moxon Vise

10/15/2014

Tags:Product News, Sales, and Promotions,Woodworking Tools and Techniques
In the past few years what has become to be known as a "Moxon Vise" has become a pretty popular workbench accessory. The basic theory behind it is that lots of joinery operations, especially dovetailing, need to be done at a higher bench height than a typical bench - which is usually set for planing operations. In Moxon's engraving from Mechanick Exercises(1678) the vise is placed at an...more..
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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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 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. 137 - Published October 31, 1891-10/31/2014
Colen Clenton - A Man and His Shed-10/29/2014
WORK No. 136 - Published October 24, 1891-10/24/2014
WORK No. 135 - Published October 17, 1891-10/17/2014
Designing a Moxon Vise-10/15/2014
WORK No. 134 - Published October 10, 1891-10/10/2014
WORK No. 133 - Published October 3, 1891-10/03/2014
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
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