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 Joel's Blog at Tools for Working Wood

Two New Books for Tool Collectors


Here are two new(ish) books worth your attention and interesting in different ways. We don't stock either book, but the links showing where you could get them are below. First off: "John Green: 18th Century York Planemaker" by Peter Young should appeal to anyone interested in social and business history. The book's subtitle is "The Rise and Fall of a Business Empire," consists of three...more..
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Which Festool Sander Should I Get? - Updated


Tags:Product News, Sales, and Promotions
ETS sanders: (l - r ) ETS 150 , ETSEC 150 , ETS125 , and the ETSEC 125Back in 2011 I wrote a long blog entry called Which Festool Sander Should I Get? It still gets a lot of clicks, but I still get the question all the time. Festool has added a few sanders to the lineup since 2011, so I thought another look was in order. All Festool sanders have three features that make...more..
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 Classes & Events

Scratch & Dent Sale

Fri Jul 08 09:00 AM

Over the years we have accumulated tons (literally) of tools and stuff that we cannot sell at full price. They are sitting here waiting for a new home. So we are having a two day sale. All day Friday starting at 9:00, continuing until Satuday we will just put out bins and see who shows up. To save us time - we will be making prices up as we go along. Joel will be that and do the Flea market...more..
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How to Accurately Measure & Lay Out Your Work

Thu Jun 23 06:30 PM 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

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


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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WORK No. 199 - Published January 7th 1893 NEW-01/07/2016
The Casual Decoration of Objects Before the 1930's-01/06/2016
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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
WORK No. 195 - Published December 10 1892 -12/10/2015
Festool Fall Promo - Festool - A - Friend-12/10/2015
A Video about Pottery-12/09/2015
WORK No. 194 - Published December 3 1892 -12/03/2015
The Art Nouveau Furniture of Carlo Bugatti (1856-1940)-12/02/2015
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
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