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Grinding Edge Tools with Corn Schmid

Sat Oct 20 12:00 PM

Tags:Unclassified
Understanding how to use a grinder can save you hours of sharpening time! Corn will teach you how to hollow grind chisels and plane irons to a wire edge -- in just a minute or two. The class will cover topics including: The difference between sharpening and grinding When to grind The geometry of grinding Classic and modern grinding technology and equipment Grinder safety How to...more..
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Sharpening Intensive with Corn Schmid

Sat Oct 27 12:00 PM

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OH, THE JOY OF WORKING WITH TRULY SHARP TOOLS! Stop fighting your tools! Learn what sharp tools feel like and how to get - and keep - your tools sharp. This hands-on, limited enrollment class will teach you the essential skill of free-hand sharpening. Half the $50 class fee will be refunded to participants in the form of a Tools for Working Wood gift certificate ($25). This limited...more..
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 Joel's Blog

MAP Pricing & Festool Fest

10/10/2018

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Sometimes this blog focuses on woodworking history, sometimes on woodworking technique. Sometimes I write about interesting things I have seen. Today I am writing about the mechanics of the business. While it is my great pleasure to research and explore woodworking - I just started a new research project which has totally invigorated my interest in furniture (more on that another time) - the...more..
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The Desk of Lost Souls

10/03/2018

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My desk is the hardware equivalent of purgatory. Everyone seems to think that if they have a tool and are not sure where it goes (on a shelf, in the workshop, on display, for a customer), the best course of action is to leave it on my desk. Here is a current partial accounting of the tools that are on my desk and should not be. I stress that this is only a partial list. I have more stuff on the...more..
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The Zombie Distribution System

09/26/2018

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If the name Hammacher Schlemmer is known by the general public at all nowadays, it's as the very expensive seller of player pianos and other very expensive "lifestyle" curiosities. But the store's origins are as a large hardware store (based for a long time in New York City's Union Square area, at 4th Ave and 13th street, about 5 blocks from my apartment). Above is a picture of a page from...more..
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 Video Roundup

Medieval Carpentry Techniques

08/30/2018

Tags:Unclassified
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

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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Save the Date - Introduction to Block Printing with Annie Raso - 11/17/2018
NYC Spoon Club Meetup - 11/03/2018
Sharpening Intensive with Corn Schmid - 10/27/2018
Grinding Edge Tools with Corn Schmid - 10/20/2018
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
Medieval Carpentry Techniques - 08/30/2018
The Furniture of David Roentgen (1743-1807) - 08/23/2018
Planing Stops - Mounting Difficulties (An Update) - 08/22/2018
Traditional Woodworking in Sweden - 08/16/2018
Japanese Swordmaking - 08/09/2018
The Hidden Life of Trees - 08/02/2018
Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero --- and Tools for Working Wood? - 08/01/2018
How to Make a Lyre - 07/26/2018
Tribute to Jennie Alexander (1930-2018) - 07/19/2018
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