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 Classes & Events

Demonstration: Carving a Guitar Neck with Master Luthier Ian Kelly

Sat Jul 29 01:00 AM

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We’re delighted to host luthier Ian Kelly, the owner of Kelly Custom Instruments, as he carves the neck of a guitar. Ian makes custom guitars and handles a wide range of complex instrument repairs and restorations. Come watch this master craftsman carve a Spanish cedar neck for a fan fret braceless guitar body using rasps, a spokeshave, and sandpaper. We featured Ian’s braceless guitar on...more..
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Mastering Dovetails - Tuesday Evenings with Joel Moskowitz

Tue Aug 08 06:00 AM

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Learn dovetailing the way apprentices apprentices traditionally mastered certain woodworking techniques: by following instructions, using accurate tools and then practicing these hand skills. The class will consist of three phases taught on successive Tuesday nights (beginning August 8th): (1) Exploration of the features and uses of hand tools used in dovetailing (2) Beginning to dovetail and...more..
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 Video Roundup

Wood Finishing Tips with Real Milk Paint and Liberon

07/20/2017

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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. Wood finishing remains a mystery to many woodworkers, and the thought of screwing up a handcrafted project can be intimidating and scary. Here two of our favorite wood finishing suppliers,...more..
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Carving an Acanthus Leaf and a Flower

07/14/2017

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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. Learn to carve two beautiful carving mainstays, the acanthus leaf and a flower, with two of the foremost carving teachers in the world, Chris Pye and Mary May. How to Draw and Carve an...more..
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Making a Dog House & Building the Dog Mahal

06/29/2017

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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. Why should human shelter get all the attention? Whether you’re building a dog house to make good use of your leftover woodshop cladding and salvaged wood you’ve accumulated over the...more..
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 Joel's Blog

10th Anniversary Post!!!!

07/19/2017

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Time flies when you are having fun! Yesterday was the tenth anniversary of my very first blog entry . I started my blog because everyone was doin' it, doin' it and we didn't want to be left out of the blogging trend. Also, we were about to move to Brooklyn from Manhattan and there was a lot of news to report. Over the years I have written on just about every woodworking topic I could fathom....more..
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A Mid-Century Modern Bookcase

07/12/2017

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My mother bought this bookcase sometime in the 1940's, I think. It was sitting in my parents living room for over 40 years before they downsized and gave it to me. I brought it to the shop because my apartment already has too much stuff but I liked having it around. In our former location I had an office and had room for the bookshelf and a need for a place for my tool books, but at our...more..
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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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 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:
Mastering Dovetails - Saturday Intensive with Joel Moskowitz - 08/12/2017
Mastering Dovetails - Tuesday Evenings with Joel Moskowitz - 08/08/2017
Demonstration: Carving a Guitar Neck with Master Luthier Ian Kelly - 07/29/2017
Wood Finishing Tips with Real Milk Paint and Liberon - 07/20/2017
10th Anniversary Post!!!! - 07/19/2017
Carving an Acanthus Leaf and a Flower - 07/14/2017
A Mid-Century Modern Bookcase - 07/12/2017
Making a Dog House & Building the Dog Mahal - 06/29/2017
Building a Log Cabin Birdhouse and How to Make a Bird House-Feeder (Ako Vyrobit Vtaciu Budku - Krmitko) - 06/22/2017
Teaching Dovetailing Skill - 06/21/2017
How to Make Hiking Sticks & Making the Carved Cane Topper - 06/15/2017
Father's Day - The Gift of Learning - 06/14/2017
The Dizzy Bowl and the Pencil Vase - 06/08/2017
Woodworking with Kids (Special Father’s Day Edition) & Other Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day & Posters - 06/07/2017
Somokjang - Korean Traditional Furniture Making Crafts - 06/01/2017
St. Monday and the Sharing Economy - 05/31/2017
The Craft of Making Wooden Shoes - the Netherlands & Spain - 05/25/2017
Plane Spotting for the Deeply Curious - 05/24/2017
Traditional Turned Chess Pieces and a Chess Board Inspired by Dali's Melting Clock - 05/18/2017
A Sense of Community - 05/17/2017
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