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 The Work Magazine Reprint Project

WORK No. 193 - Published November 26 1892


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'); Sleds, Japanese dominoes, and an electric competition. Have a great holiday...more..
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WORK No. 192 - Published November 19 1892


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'); ARTICLES FOUND IN THIS ISSUE: CHEMICAL APPARATUS: HOW TO MAKE AND USE...more..
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 Joel's Blog at Tools for Working Wood

Repair Tip


Tags:Product News, Sales, and Promotions,Woodworking Tools and Techniques
In the early 1950's my parents bought a modern, Danish style set of table and chairs that fit quite well in the dining area of the tenement apartment where I grew up until age 11. This is when Danish furniture was something new and exciting and Ikea did not exist. The table is long gone, given away to a cousin, and eventually discarded. But the chairs I have always liked and over the past twenty...more..
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A Visit to the Long Island Museum of American Art, History, and Carriages


Tags:Product News, Sales, and Promotions,Woodworking Tools and Techniques,Historical Subjects,Misc.
When woodworkers talk about unusual tools in history the conversation invariably turns to the carriage trade. Wooden carriages have the distinction of having to be light, strong, weather resistant, and most important, full of complex frames, moldings and curves. Nothing is square. Over the centuries a myriad of highly specialized carriage-makers tools were developed, However, in this day and age...more..
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Begin at the Beginning


Tags:Product News, Sales, and Promotions,Historical Subjects
Before there was Tools for Working Wood, there was The Museum of Woodworking Tools , because I've always wanted to have some sort of display for our tool collection. What we call "The Tools for Working Wood Reference Collection" basically forms the core of our tool development and is the jumping-off point for nearly everything we do. And I personally am interested in how tools develop....more..
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 Ben's Brooklyn 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


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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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New Saturday Hours-08/19/2015
WORK No. 178 - Published August 13 1892 -08/13/2015
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WORK No. 174 - Published July 16 1892 -07/16/2015
WORK No. 173 - Published July 9 1892 -07/09/2015
A Look at Violin-Maker's Planes-07/08/2015
WORK No. 172 - Published July 2 1892 -07/02/2015
WORK No. 171 - Published June 25 1892 -06/25/2015
WORK No. 170 - Published June 18 1892 -06/18/2015
Linoleum Block Printing-06/17/2015
WORK No. 169 - Published June 11 1892 -06/11/2015
WORK No. 168 - Published June 4 1892 -06/04/2015
WORK No. 167 - Published May 28 1892 -05/28/2015
WORK No. 166 - Published May 21 1892 -05/21/2015
Blasts from the Past - Reimagined - and Made For the Future-05/15/2015
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Rude Mechanicals Press(Megan Fitzpatrick) - Hand Tool News
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