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 Joel's Blog

Why Schlep? - A Look at Tools Baskets and Bags

12/13/2017

Tags:Unclassified
Charles Nurse 1893 Probably the classiest thing we have in our entire catalog (Colen Clenton Tools excepted) this year is our new Gramercy Tool Bags . They're elegant solutions to the challenge of schlepping tools around - a challenge that crafts people have forever faced. I have a collection of tool sellers' catalogs from the late 19th century on, so I thought I'd check in and see how...more..
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Saw Sharpening Essentials - Gramercy Tools Saw Vise (Back in Stock) + Vallorbe Saw Files (They Finally Arrived)

12/06/2017

Tags:Unclassified
I've said many time that a poorly sharpened saw is better than a dull saw. For some people, saw sharpening itself is tedious, although you can get into the zone and find your zen in sharpening. I have the additional challenge of declining vision, which translates into trouble with close work, so I use an Optivisor so that I can see the saw teeth. Overall I think doing a good job on a saw is a...more..
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 Video Roundup

Organizing Drill Bits

12/07/2017

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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. Drills and drill bits! So helpful in woodworking, so pesky to organize. This week our selections focus on making efficient storage for drills and drill bits. Drill/Driver Hanging...more..
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Musical Saws

11/30/2017

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. Saws aren't just for woodworking, as these two videos prove. In the first, Natalia Paruz, aka "Saw Lady," well known to New Yorkers for her subway station performances, plays a Chopin...more..
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Thanksgiving Projects

11/23/2017

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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. In honor of Thanksgiving, we have two Thanksgiving-themed projects: first, a turned Thanksgiving treat box and next a pallet wood crafts project of a turkey. Segmented Thanksgiving...more..
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 Classes & Events

Sharpening Intensive (A Hands-On, Limited Enrollment Class)

Sat Jan 06 2018

Tags:Unclassified
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). The class will...more..
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Mastering Dovetails - Tuesdays (1/9, 1/16 & 1/23)

Tue Jan 09 2018

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Learn dovetailing the way apprentices apprentices traditionally mastered certain woodworking techniques: by following instructions, using accurate tools and then practicing these hand skills. The class will consist of three classes taught on successive Tuesday nights (January 9th, 16th and 23rd) covering the following: (1) Exploration of the features and uses of hand tools used in...more..
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Mastering Dovetails - Saturday Intensives (1/13 & 1/20)

Sat Jan 13 2018

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Learn dovetailing the way apprentices apprentices traditionally mastered certain woodworking techniques. The class will consist of three phases: (1) Exploration of the features and uses of hand tools used in dovetailing (2) Beginning to dovetail and the establishment of good dovetailing technique and (3) Continued practice and development of dovetailing skill. Phases I and II will be taught...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

Tags:Unclassified
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

Tags:Unclassified
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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 Joel's Blog
 Video Roundup
 Classes & Events
 Built-It Blog
 Work Magazine
Recent Blogs:
Mastering Dovetails - Saturday Intensives (1/13 & 1/20) - 01/13/2018
Mastering Dovetails - Tuesdays (1/9, 1/16 & 1/23) - 01/09/2018
Sharpening Intensive (A Hands-On, Limited Enrollment Class) - 01/06/2018
Why Schlep? - A Look at Tools Baskets and Bags - 12/13/2017
Organizing Drill Bits - 12/07/2017
Saw Sharpening Essentials - Gramercy Tools Saw Vise (Back in Stock) + Vallorbe Saw Files (They Finally Arrived) - 12/06/2017
Musical Saws - 11/30/2017
How to Choose the Best Dovetail Saw for Yourself - 11/29/2017
Thanksgiving Projects - 11/23/2017
Woodwork at City Hall - 11/22/2017
Crafting Wooden Art in Bali - 11/16/2017
The Marquetry Plane Shows Up In England 1760-1780 - 11/15/2017
Making Plywood - 11/09/2017
Joel's Blog Ten Ways I am Doing Things Differently - Part 4 - 11/08/2017
Woodturning with Steve Jones - 11/02/2017
Where Moxon Got His Mojo - 11/01/2017
Industry City Wants a Handout as it Kills Woodworking Jobs - 10/25/2017
How to Make Wood Look Vintage - 10/19/2017
Japanese and Japanese-style Hammers - 10/12/2017
An Introduction to Hand Tools - The Instructor Confesses - 10/11/2017
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