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Sharpening With Diamond Stones - Conclusions

05/25/2016

Tags:Woodworking Tools and Techniques
It's been over a year since I wrote up my take on diamond sharpening . Since then we have moved, my stones were packed, lost, found, unpacked, shifted about, and finally are sitting in a box next to my desk. More importantly, the diamond stones have worn in a bit and cut smoother, and after going back and forth I think I finally have settled on a sequence that not only works well for me, is...more..
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YouTube: Woodworking In Asia

05/18/2016

Tags:Woodworking Tools and Techniques
In the old days if you wanted to learn anything you either took a class or read a book. Then of course came video, some good, some bad. But all these videos were by teachers, Again, some great, some not so great. However with the advent of YouTube everyone is a star. What this means is that if you want to learn about a technique or something, chances are someone, somewhere has put it up on...more..
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 Classes & Events

How to Accurately Measure & Lay Out Your Work

Thu Jun 23 06:30 AM Measure Twice - Cut Once

Tags:Woodworking Tools and Techniques
Your design relies on accurate layout, and your layout is only as accurate as your measurements. In this free two-hour class, we'll discuss the fundamentals of precise measuring and layout (both traditional and modern), and the tools best used to achieve them. From checking the accuracy of your tools, to using a marking gauge efficiently, to transferring your layout and keeping the pieces...more..
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Free: Sharpening Woodworking Tools 101

Sat May 21 12:00 PM

Tags:Unclassified
Sharp tools are a requirement for woodworking enjoyment -- but many people have never used truly sharp tools. By popular demand, Joel is offering this free one-hour class in which he'll show what it means for an edge to be sharp, discuss the basic options for sharpening tools, and, most importantly, teach a simple technique for free-hand sharpening. Joel will also hang out after his presentation...more..
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Free: Sharpening Woodworking Tools 101

Sat Jun 11 12:00 PM

Tags:Unclassified
Sharp tools are a requirement for woodworking enjoyment -- but many people have never used truly sharp tools. By popular demand, Joel is offering this free one-hour class in which he'll show what it means for an edge to be sharp, discuss the basic options for sharpening tools, and, most importantly, teach a simple technique for free-hand sharpening. Joel will also hang out after his presentation...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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WORK No. 193 - Published November 26 1892 -11/26/2015
Repair Tip-11/25/2015
WORK No. 192 - Published November 19 1892 -11/19/2015
WORK No. 191 - Published November 12 1892 -11/12/2015
A Visit to the Long Island Museum of American Art, History, and Carriages-11/11/2015
WORK No. 190 - Published November 5 1892 -11/05/2015
WORK No. 189 - Published October 29 1892 -10/29/2015
Begin at the Beginning-10/28/2015
WORK No. 188 - Published October 22 1892 -10/22/2015
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