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 Classes & Events

Free Class - Knockdown Joinery with Festool's New Domino Connectors

Sat Oct 28 12:00 PM

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Festool’s new Domino Connectors allow you to create, build and finish full-sized constructed pieces, then quickly disassemble, move, and then reassemble with only a hex wrench. See how this innovative can help you work in small spaces or create furniture and displays that you can easily knock down and reassemble later. Location: Tools for Working Wood's showroom. Park on our block or...more..
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Free Class - Wood Finishing with Lockwood Dyes

Sat Nov 04 12:00 PM Back by popular demand!

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Back by popular demand! Staining your wood furniture can make it look nicer, match existing pieces, even out its color, make it look like more expensive wood, give it a dramatic new look with bright colors, etc. If you’re curious about dye stains but worried about ruining your project, come to this demonstration. W.D. Lockwood is a NYC wood dye company that has been around since 1895, and...more..
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 Video Roundup

Japanese and Japanese-style Hammers

10/12/2017

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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. This week our selections focus on Japanese and Japanese-style hammers. The first shows the forging of a Japanese-style hanmer from 1045 steel. The second shows the making of a new olive wood...more..
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Restoring Wood Furniture & Utensils with Thomas Johnson Antique Furniture Restoration

10/05/2017

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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. This week our selections show Tom Johnson of Thomas Johnson Antique Furniture Restoration in Maine show off his restoration chops. In the first video, he refinishes an antique Queen Anne oak...more..
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Woods - Hard & Soft

09/21/2017

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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. This week, we look at wood - hard and soft. What’s the difference? And which wood would get the coveted title of Hardest Wood in the World? The Difference Between Hardwoods and...more..
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 Joel's Blog

An Introduction to Hand Tools - The Instructor Confesses

10/11/2017

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Tomorrow night (I am writing this on Monday evening, October 9th), I will be teaching dovetailing . This Saturday I will be teaching a free class called "Introduction to Hand Tools" for the first time. So I have teaching on my brain. I've taught the dovetailing class before, so I know what's on tomorrow night. It's the second session, and we'll be learning about body movement and sawing...more..
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Ten Ways I am Doing Things Differently - Part 3

09/27/2017

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I've been working with wood since I was a kid. I took my first woodworking class at the 92nd Street Y when I was 6 years old. I've been taking classes and building stuff for over 35 years. For the last 17 I have been working at Tools for Working Wood. In that time, new tools and new techniques have come on the market. By and large I have ignored them in my personal work. However, I haven't...more..
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Ten Ways I am Doing Things Differently - Part 2

09/20/2017

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I've been working with wood since I was a kid. I took my first woodworking class at the 92nd Street Y when I was 6 years old. I've been taking classes and building stuff for over 35 years. For the last 17 I have been working at Tools for Working Wood. In that time, new tools and new techniques have come on the market. By and large I have ignored them in my personal work. However, I haven't...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

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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

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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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