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 Video Roundup

Traditional Turned Chess Pieces and a Chess Board Inspired by Dali's Melting Clock

05/18/2017

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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 some videos for chess enthusiasts. For traditionalists, a focus on woodturning chess pieces. (We chose the video on knights, but there are links to the other chess pieces.) And for...more..
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Traditional Log House Building - US and Finland

05/11/2017

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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. The log cabin holds a special place in American mythology, but it turns out log houses are popular anywhere there are forests. Here, are some perspectives from the US and Finland....more..
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 Joel's Blog

A Sense of Community

05/17/2017

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Bill Robertson's miniature toolkit on display at Handworks 2015 As we head off to Handworks 2017 , I find myself really looking forward to the feeling I have had at the two previous Handworks show, namely, being part of a community. In a way, it's not a shock that the marvelous tool show that Jameel, Father John and the whole Handworks team have developed should inspire such a feeling....more..
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Amana Here We Come!

05/10/2017

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We’re busy packing up the pallets to head to Amana, ready before we are for Handworks 2017 . Handworks has a special atmosphere, one that reminds us of the best features of woodworking and living as craftspeople. We don’t have a road team, so it’s always a scramble for us. But it’s well worth it. We really feel moved to be part of this community and grateful to Jameel and Father John...more..
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OMG - 16th Century Boxwood Miniatures PT2 - and other news

05/03/2017

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I went back to the Cloisers this past Sunday to see the Small Wonders exhibit again and also to hear a talk on the miniatures by David Esterly and Pete Dandridge. David Esterly a master carver and sculptor who has been looking at how one goes about making such small items, and Pete Dandridge is the Metropolitan Museum conservator who handled, cleaned, researched, and took apart these tiny...more..
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 Classes & Events

Modern Furniture Construction - Making a Kitchen Cabinet

Sat Jun 03 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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Modern Furniture Construction - Making a Zig-Zag Chair

Sat Jun 17 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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 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

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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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Recent Blogs:
Modern Furniture Construction - Making a Zig-Zag Chair - 06/17/2017
Modern Furniture Construction - Making a Kitchen Cabinet - 06/03/2017
Traditional Turned Chess Pieces and a Chess Board Inspired by Dali's Melting Clock - 05/18/2017
A Sense of Community - 05/17/2017
Traditional Log House Building - US and Finland - 05/11/2017
Amana Here We Come! - 05/10/2017
The Luthiers - 05/04/2017
OMG - 16th Century Boxwood Miniatures PT2 - and other news - 05/03/2017
Coopering - Buckets and Barrels the Traditional Way - 04/27/2017
OMG - 16th Century Boxwood Miniatures PT1 - and other news - 04/26/2017
1600s English Furniture & Timber Frame Farmhouse and the Popiscle Mansion - 04/20/2017
Competitions - What Can You Make in Half an Hour? and Plane the Thinnest Possible Wood Shaving - 04/13/2017
The Woodworkers Of Oberammergau (1934) and The Woodworker (1940) - 04/06/2017
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
Mitre Planes and the Finest of Mouths: Why? What Evidence? What to Look for When Shopping for Mitre and Shoulder Planes - 03/08/2017
Context! - 03/01/2017
Mitre Planes and an Observation about Maker's Marks - 02/22/2017
How To Grind Part 6 - How to Repair a Damaged Edge Without Burning the Steel - 02/08/2017
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