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 Joel's Blog at Tools for Working Wood

Long Planes in the Modern Workshop


These are the longest planes I own. I don't actually use any of them although I have tried. The longest planes I use are in my shop, these planes are in my tool collection. Long planes, "Jointer Planes" as they are called exist for two reasons: The first reason is for accurately milling wood. The second reason is for making the soles of other shorter planes accurate. The first reason...more..
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CBN Wheels - The Next Generation of Grinding Technology


It was about ten years ago when I sat down with some folks from Norton Abrasives and we came up with the 3X Grinding wheel line . 3X, which is a consumer version of seeded gel abrasives, grinds cooler than pure (AO) aluminum oxide (white) wheels that came before it. Since I have always thought a wet grinder was way too slow, having wheels that I could easily grind with no burning was a great...more..
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 Classes & Events

Introduction to Relief Wood Carving with Yasmin Gur

Sat Oct 15 12:00 PM

Come learn about the exciting process of wood relief carving! This traditional method of creating three dimensional form in wood spans all cultures and time periods. Come and see all of the amazing ways that craftspeople have carved and shaped forms to adorn the walls of churches, temples, architecture and more. In this introductory session, participants will learn about various tools and...more..
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Introduction to Timber Framing - Knee Braces

Sat Nov 05 12:00 PM

Timber framing is creating structures from large pieces of wood held together by wood-to-wood joinery. It has a long rich traditional, it requires precision and craftsmanship, and it's fun! Building an entire timber frame takes a lot of time and space, but we can get started and learn a great deal about the craft by focusing on a common component of timber frames - knee braces. Knee braces...more..
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Festool Demo Day and New Tool Introductions

Thu Aug 18 03:00 PM

Whether you are already using the Festool system in your shop or just contemplating an initial purchase we are holding a Festool Demo Day to give you a chance to handle the tools from the full line, try them out, and have experts from Festool show you the ins and outs of what Festool Power Tools can deliver for you. We will also have some new pre-release tools available for demonstration and...more..
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 The Work Magazine Reprint Project

WORK - An Illustrated Journal of Practice and Theory


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.src=p+'://';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


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.src=p+'://';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


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.src=p+'://';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


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


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


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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The Old Merchant's House-04/20/2016
Festool All Brilliant Abrasives and 15V Cordless Drills Being Discontinued-04/13/2016
Six Reasons Why You Have Trouble Getting a Razor Sharp Edge-04/06/2016
Maurice Fraser 1928-2016 RIP-03/30/2016
Hayward - You Blow Me Away-03/23/2016
Sawmaking returns to 26th Street-02/10/2016
New Space - New Plans - Too Much to Do!-01/27/2016
WORK - An Illustrated Journal of Practice and Theory-01/21/2016
WORK No. 200 - Published January 14 1893 -01/14/2016
Moving! Moving! Moving! and More on Building Decorations - And Popular Science!-01/13/2016
WORK No. 199 - Published January 7th 1893 NEW-01/07/2016
The Casual Decoration of Objects Before the 1930's-01/06/2016
WORK No. 198 - Published December 31 1892 -12/31/2015
The Craftsman Magazine, Christmas, & Jacob Riis-12/30/2015
WORK No. 197 - Published December 24 1892 -12/24/2015
WORK No. 196 - Published December 17 1892 -12/17/2015
Christmas Cheer-12/16/2015
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