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 Video Roundup

Tuning Up Old Planes - Tips from Chris Schwarz and Garrett Hack

12/14/2017

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. This week we’re tuning up old hand planes - perhaps they’re yard sale finds! - and we’re lucky to have two woodworking stars, Chris Schwarz and Garrett Hack, to share their...more..
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Organizing Drill Bits

12/07/2017

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. 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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 Joel's Blog

Why Schlep? - A Look at Tools Baskets and Bags

12/13/2017

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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

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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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How to Choose the Best Dovetail Saw for Yourself

11/29/2017

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Today I had the opportunity to chat with a customer about dovetail saws, and he asked me the same question that I get all the time: what makes one saw better than another? Of course, since TFWW makes the Gramercy Dovetail saw , I have a pony in this race. We’re lucky to live in a time in which people have a lot of good choices. There are many great modern makers of dovetail and backsaws. I...more..
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 Classes & Events

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

Sat Jan 06 2018

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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). 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

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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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An Introduction to Hand Tools - The Instructor Confesses - 10/11/2017
Restoring Wood Furniture & Utensils with Thomas Johnson Antique Furniture Restoration - 10/05/2017
Ten Ways I am Doing Things Differently - Part 3 - 09/27/2017
Woods - Hard & Soft - 09/21/2017
Ten Ways I am Doing Things Differently - Part 2 - 09/20/2017
Making Traditional Musical Instruments - 09/14/2017
Ten Ways I am Doing Things Differently - Part 1 - 09/13/2017
Ron Hock: A Man and His Edge - 09/07/2017
Behind the Scenes at Tool Auctions and Swaps - 08/31/2017
Ken Hawley & the Hawley Tool Collection - 08/24/2017
Dovetailing Classes: a New Approach - 08/23/2017
Tour of Colonial Willamsburg with Bob Vila and Dry Fitting a Walnut Chair with Brian Weldy at Colonial Williamsburg - 08/17/2017
Colen Clenton, Toolmaker - 08/10/2017
MoMA's Lost History of Woodworking and Craft Classes - 08/09/2017
Collecting George Nakashima and Sam Maloof:Woodworking Genius - 08/03/2017
The Hardware Store Saw - The Long and Short of It - 08/02/2017
Marquetry: The Beauty Within and Silas Kopf Marquetry Tutorial - Building a Marquetry Picture - 07/27/2017
Dovetailing - Removing Waste - 07/26/2017
Wood Finishing Tips with Real Milk Paint and Liberon - 07/20/2017
10th Anniversary Post!!!! - 07/19/2017
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