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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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King Lear and the Common

07/30/2014

Tags:Misc.
Last Saturday I went uptown to see King Lear (w. John Lithgow and Annette Benning) in Central Park. It was a wonderful evening and as I walked to the theater I marveled at New York City's implementation of the age old idea of a public common. A Common, a patch of land, open to all to graze their livestock, and to walk alone amid the crowds. It is both social and private at the same time. People...more..
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 The Work Magazine Reprint Project

WORK No. 126 - Published August 15, 1891

08/15/2014

Tags:Woodworking Tools and Techniques,Historical Subjects,Misc.
ARTICLES FOUND IN THIS ISSUE: ABOUT TRESTLES • FRENCH POLISHING: GLAZING • WIRE WORK IN ALL ITS BRANCHES • A USEFUL COMBINATION BEDROOM SUITE • A FEW HINTS ON MAKING TAPS AND REAMERS • BOOT AND SHOE REPAIRING • OUR GUIDE TO GOOD THINGS • SUGGESTIONS FOR WORKERS AND HINTS TO INVENTORS • SHOP: A CORNER FOR THOSE WHO...more..
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WORK No. 125- Published August 8, 1891

08/08/2014

Tags:Woodworking Tools and Techniques,Historical Subjects,Misc.
This one goes out to all the armchair Van Leeuwenhoeks out there. You think you can draw better than this? I kid. Seriously, the Camera Lucida has drawn an interestingly recent and sudden spike in attention. The NeoLucida being among the more famous examples. The old art school kid in me would like to believe that it's because people still enjoy drawing, despite whatever...more..
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WORK No. 124- Published August 1, 1891

08/01/2014

Tags:Woodworking Tools and Techniques,Historical Subjects,Misc.
A running gag in the 1966 Fred MacMurray film "Follow Me Boys" is that Fred— the founder and scoutmaster of a Boy Scout troop— cannot tie a sheepshank . At one point Fred's inability to demonstrate his Achilles' knot lands him in dutch with some MPs vis-à-vis his scoutmaster alibi. Precisely how the scoutmaster and the US Army cross paths is not a plot point I can...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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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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WORK No. 119- Published June 27, 1891-06/27/2014
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The Hand and Eye Blog and some FYI's-06/19/2014
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Relentless Self Promotion (and a Small Freebie)-06/11/2014
WORK No. 116- Published June 6, 1891-06/06/2014
WORK No. 115- Published MAY 30, 1891-05/30/2014
Lettercarving In Wood and Chris Pye's Free Offer. -05/28/2014
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