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The Joiner and Cabinetmaker - Free Downloads

07/27/2016

Tags:Unclassified
When I first started TFWW, we stocked VHS tapes. Then one day we switched over to DVDs. Remember when Netflix had their red envelopes for DVDs, and then made the revolutionary transition to streaming? Increasingly everyone is streaming videos, and consequently the market for DVDs has gotten smaller and smaller. Lots of people don't even have DVD players anymore. Time marches on. When the...more..
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Chisel Detective

07/13/2016

Tags:Historical Subjects
Earlier today a I was handed this tool - by a guy who found it in a basement and had no use for it. What can we determine by looking at it? My first impression, because of the tool's rounded nose, was that it was a turning tool. But it's not. It's too short -- which of course could just mean wear. The dead giveaway, however, is the bolster. Bolsters exist so that hitting a handle with a...more..
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 Classes & Events

Festool Demo Day and New Tool Introductions

Thu Aug 18 03:00 PM

Tags:Unclassified
Whether you are already using the Festool system in your shop or just contemplating an initial purchase we are holding a Festool Demo Day to give you a chance to handle the tools from the full line, try them out, and have experts from Festool show you the ins and outs of what Festool Power Tools can deliver for you. We will also have some new pre-release tools available for demostration and...more..
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Free: Sharpening Woodworking Tools 101

Thu Sep 15 06:30 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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Scratch & Dent Sale

Fri Jul 08 09:00 AM

Tags:Unclassified
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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 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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Moving! Moving! Moving! and More on Building Decorations - And Popular Science!-01/13/2016
WORK No. 199 - Published January 7th 1893 NEW-01/07/2016
The Casual Decoration of Objects Before the 1930's-01/06/2016
WORK No. 198 - Published December 31 1892 -12/31/2015
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
Festool Fall Promo - Festool - A - Friend-12/10/2015
WORK No. 195 - Published December 10 1892 -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
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