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 Joel's Blog at Tools for Working Wood

OMG - 16th Century Boxwood Miniatures PT1 - and other news

04/26/2017

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These past few weeks have been totally crazy. In the front of our shop, we're busy building three workbenches and their accoutrements for Handworks in Amana next month. In the back of the shop we're busy making saws and other stock for the show. This coming Saturday is the massive Festool Roadshow (free food, drink, gift bags, etc. - check it out) and that requires tons of legwork too. We...more..
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Spooncarving and News

03/29/2017

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This week I wanted to share a round-up of news 'n' bits. We're excited to announce that we're about to offer spoon carving tools from Ben & Lois Orford, British toolmakers and leatherworkers based in Herefordshire. You can't beat spoon carving in its ability to produce something beautiful and useful quickly. As some have said, just take some green wood, carve away the part that isn't a...more..
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 Video Roundup

1600s English Furniture & Timber Frame Farmhouse and the Popiscle Mansion

04/20/2017

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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. The Frontier Culture Museum in Virginia reconstructed a traditional 1600s English timber frame farmhouse, part of its mission to educate visitors about the global influences on early US...more..
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Competitions - What Can You Make in Half an Hour? and Plane the Thinnest Possible Wood Shaving

04/13/2017

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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. In this entry, we're enjoying some competitions. In “What Can You Make in Half an Hour?” you’ll be impressed by what a determined woodworker can fashion in just half an hour! “Wood...more..
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The Woodworkers Of Oberammergau (1934) and The Woodworker (1940)

04/06/2017

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We're delighted to institute a new feature, Video Roundup. 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. Sometimes we'll be pairing videos for extra interest, as we are doing here, with two videos from long ago. First, "The Woodworkers Of...more..
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 Classes & Events

The Huge Festool Roadshow is Coming to Visit!

Sat Apr 29 10:00 AM

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Tools for Working Wood is excited to announce the hosting of the Festool Roadshow on Saturday, April 29th from 10 AM - 2:30 PM at our showroom, 112 26th Street, Brooklyn. Festool is sending up a giant trailer full of tools and demonstration workstations. Try out the tools and get all of your questions answered by dedicated Festool trainers. This also a great opportunity to meet with our...more..
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Wood Finishing with Lockwood Dyes

Sat May 06 12:00 PM Instruction with Jesse Schiffrin & Herb Schiffrin of W.D. Lockwood & Co.

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Staining your wood furniture can make it look nicer, match existing pieces, even out its color, make it look like more expensive wood, give it a dramatic new look with bright colors, etc. If you’re curious about dye stains but worried about ruining your project, come to this demonstration. W.D. Lockwood is a NYC wood dye company that has been around since 1895, and sells a wide range of...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

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

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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

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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Recent Blogs:
Wood Finishing with Lockwood Dyes - 05/06/2017
The Huge Festool Roadshow is Coming to Visit! - 04/29/2017
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
How To Grind: Part 5 - Grinding the Hollow - 02/01/2017
How To Grind: Part 4 - Dressing Your Grinding Wheel for Cool Running, Balance, and Convexity - 01/25/2017
How To Grind Part 3 - Grinding Wheel Chemistry and Nomenclature - 01/19/2017
How To Grind Part 2 - The Technology of Grinding -, Grinders, and Grinding Wheels - 01/11/2017
How To Grind - Part 1 - When To Grind - 01/04/2017
Happy New Year, A Great Experience, Ideas for the New Year, & News - 12/28/2016
Nail - 12/21/2016
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