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 Video Roundup

Thanksgiving Projects

11/23/2017

Tags:Unclassified
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 honor of Thanksgiving, we have two Thanksgiving-themed projects: first, a turned Thanksgiving treat box and next a pallet wood crafts project of a turkey. Segmented Thanksgiving...more..
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Crafting Wooden Art in Bali

11/16/2017

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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. This week our selections focus on the crafting of Balinese wooden art. Wooden Art in Bali, Indonesia Hand Carved Wooden Art, Craftmanship at Its Finest in Bali,...more..
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 Joel's Blog

Woodwork at City Hall

11/22/2017

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I was at City Hall on Monday morning, testifying in front of the City Council subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises. This was a slightly different subject than the one I testified about a few weeks ago, but the concept is the same - resist intrusion on what little manufacturing space is left in New York City. This was the first time I had ever been in City Hall and the first time I was in the...more..
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The Marquetry Plane Shows Up In England 1760-1780

11/15/2017

Tags:Unclassified
In Febuary 2010 I wrote a three-part blog entry showing that the earliest illustrations and texts about the planes we call "mitre planes" were in the marquetry sections of various books. My theory was that these planes were most likely used for leveling and planing the surfaces of marquetry panels and materials. The exotic woods used in marquetry are sometimes very hard and can easily tear up...more..
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Joel's Blog Ten Ways I am Doing Things Differently - Part 4

11/08/2017

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I've been working with wood since I was a kid. I took my first woodworking class at the 92nd Street Y when I was 6 years old. I've been taking classes and building stuff for over 35 years. For the last 17 I have been working at Tools for Working Wood. In that time, new tools and new techniques have come on the market. By and large I have ignored them in my personal work. However, I haven't...more..
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 Classes & Events

Free class - Hand Saws in the Modern Workshop

Sat Nov 25 12:00 PM

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Do hand saws have a place in the modern workshop? We say an enthusiastic “Yes!” Even if you use power saws for heavy lifting you can get a lot out of hand saws - especially for joinery, woodworking in small spaces, and times when you (and your neighbors) don’t want the noise of power tools. Come learn about the different types of hand saws and their design features. This session is...more..
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Free class - Getting to the Finish Line with Festool Sanders

Sat Dec 02 12:00 PM

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Festool sanders can take your rough, raw wood to a smooth professional finish. But which sanding option should you choose? Learn about Festool’s entire sander line including random orbit, dual mode, cordless, brushless low profile, plaster sanding and and Festool’s hand sanding sponges, blocks and paper rolls. Find out about the sized vacuums for dustless sanding in any environment....more..
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Mastering Dovetails - Saturday Intensives

Sat Jan 13 2018

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Learn dovetailing the way apprentices apprentices traditionally mastered certain woodworking techniques. The class will consist of three phases: (1) Exploration of the features and uses of hand tools used in dovetailing (2) Beginning to dovetail and the establishment of good dovetailing technique and (3) Continued practice and development of dovetailing skill. Phases I and II will be taught...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:
Mastering Dovetails - Saturday Intensives - 01/13/2018
Free class - Getting to the Finish Line with Festool Sanders - 12/02/2017
Free class - Hand Saws in the Modern Workshop - 11/25/2017
Thanksgiving Projects - 11/23/2017
Woodwork at City Hall - 11/22/2017
Crafting Wooden Art in Bali - 11/16/2017
The Marquetry Plane Shows Up In England 1760-1780 - 11/15/2017
Making Plywood - 11/09/2017
Joel's Blog Ten Ways I am Doing Things Differently - Part 4 - 11/08/2017
Woodturning with Steve Jones - 11/02/2017
Where Moxon Got His Mojo - 11/01/2017
Industry City Wants a Handout as it Kills Woodworking Jobs - 10/25/2017
How to Make Wood Look Vintage - 10/19/2017
Japanese and Japanese-style Hammers - 10/12/2017
An Introduction to Hand Tools - The Instructor Confesses - 10/11/2017
Restoring Wood Furniture & Utensils with Thomas Johnson Antique Furniture Restoration - 10/05/2017
Ten Ways I am Doing Things Differently - Part 3 - 09/27/2017
Woods - Hard & Soft - 09/21/2017
Ten Ways I am Doing Things Differently - Part 2 - 09/20/2017
Making Traditional Musical Instruments - 09/14/2017
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