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 Video Roundup

Building a Log Cabin Birdhouse and How to Make a Bird House-Feeder (Ako Vyrobit Vtaciu Budku - Krmitko)

06/22/2017

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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. Based upon statistically insignificant evidence, many woodworkers find bird watching very relaxing. If you’re interested in making a bird feeder, here are two delightful options....more..
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How to Make Hiking Sticks & Making the Carved Cane Topper

06/15/2017

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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. Here are two very different videos on a related topic, walking sticks. First, How to Make Hiking Sticks, is a guide to making hiking sticks from found branches and sticks. On the other end...more..
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 Joel's Blog

Teaching Dovetailing Skill

06/21/2017

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Back in the 1980's, when I took my first class in how to cut a dovetail, we used the following tools: saw, mallet, chisels, pencil, marking gauge, sliding bevel, square, and some clamps. We didn't use a dovetail gauge but set the sliding bevel to the appropriate ratio. We laid out the entire joint with a knife and pencil. I was taught to chop the waste out with a chisel - sawing the waste out...more..
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Father's Day - The Gift of Learning

06/14/2017

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School’s out for many kids, and we were delighted to host one young woodworking enthusiast this week. He was just 7 years old, but clearly loved woodworking -- and clearly understood the value of hands-on instruction. I'm also thinking of last minute Father's day gifts because the window for actual tool delivery is pretty small. So consider the gift of classes. Learning how to make...more..
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Woodworking with Kids (Special Father’s Day Edition) & Other Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day & Posters

06/07/2017

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Father’s Day is not only a celebration of fathers, it’s a celebration of fatherhood. For most fathers, this means passing along values and traditions, and for woodworking dads, it means passing along a love of woodworking and craft.   For some dads, this can be done by having kids help along with a project. One of the many benefits of using handtools is how relatively safe they are to...more..
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 Classes & Events

Modern Furniture Construction - Making a Kitchen Cabinet

Sat Jul 08 10:00 AM A Class with Sebastion Lata

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After Sebastian Lata, a licensed general contractor and master woodworker, gave a free Festool instruction demonstration, we received many queries for a hands-on class that gave students a chance to employ the techniques Sebastian showed them. So by popular demand, we're offering two classes in modern construction taught by Sebastian, with the goal of offering other classes in the...more..
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Sharpening 101 - Back by popular demand!

Sat Jul 15 12:00 PM (Everything you wanted to know about sharpening but were afraid to ask)

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Sharp tools are a requirement for woodworking enjoyment -- but many people have never used truly sharp tools. By popular demand, Joel is offering another round of this free 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...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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Spooncarving and News - 03/29/2017
How to Use a Marking or Mortise Gauge (reprise) - 03/22/2017
How to Learn to Carve in the Modern Age - The Online Approach - 03/15/2017
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How To Grind Part 6 - How to Repair a Damaged Edge Without Burning the Steel - 02/08/2017
How To Grind: Part 5 - Grinding the Hollow - 02/01/2017
How To Grind: Part 4 - Dressing Your Grinding Wheel for Cool Running, Balance, and Convexity - 01/25/2017
How To Grind Part 3 - Grinding Wheel Chemistry and Nomenclature - 01/19/2017
How To Grind Part 2 - The Technology of Grinding -, Grinders, and Grinding Wheels - 01/11/2017
How To Grind - Part 1 - When To Grind - 01/04/2017
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