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WORK No. 175 - Published July 23 1892


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WORK No. 174 - Published July 16 1892


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 Joel's Blog at Tools for Working Wood

A Look at Violin-Maker's Planes


Tags:Historical Subjects
Luthiers have a problem. When making a stringed instrument the belly (front) and back need to be thin in the right places so that they will vibrate correctly, and thick and strong in other places so that string tension doesn't break the instrument. To do this they have a need to carefully remove slivers of wood in very localized areas. While scrapers are very useful, small, metal "violin-makers...more..
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Linoleum Block Printing


Tags:Product News, Sales, and Promotions,Woodworking Tools and Techniques,Historical Subjects
It was at an exhibit at the Met a few years ago that I learned, much to my amazement, that linoleum block prints weren't just an art students' thing, or a kids' project. The linoleum block prints in the exhibit were from a sophisticated school of art practiced in England in the 1920's and 30's. I was really taken with the prints, most of which were about 12" x 15" or thereabouts. They had real...more..
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Blasts from the Past - Reimagined - and Made For the Future


Tags:Product News, Sales, and Promotions,Woodworking Tools and Techniques,Historical Subjects
There still is a lot of innovation in hand tool design - innovation that ranges from tweaks to completely new approaches in design and manufacture. Modern makers of tools, all of us, are using new materials and new manufacturing techniques to advance tool performance and tool appearance. The hand tool innovators of the 19th century did the same and did their best to industrialize handtool...more..
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 Ben's Brooklyn Build-It Blog

Marching On


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


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


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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WORK No. 175 - Published July 23 1892 -07/23/2015
WORK No. 174 - Published July 16 1892 -07/16/2015
WORK No. 173 - Published July 9 1892 -07/09/2015
A Look at Violin-Maker's Planes-07/08/2015
WORK No. 172 - Published July 2 1892 -07/02/2015
WORK No. 171 - Published June 25 1892 -06/25/2015
WORK No. 170 - Published June 18 1892 -06/18/2015
Linoleum Block Printing-06/17/2015
WORK No. 169 - Published June 11 1892 -06/11/2015
WORK No. 168 - Published June 4 1892 -06/04/2015
WORK No. 167 - Published May 28 1892 -05/28/2015
WORK No. 166 - Published May 21 1892 -05/21/2015
Blasts from the Past - Reimagined - and Made For the Future-05/15/2015
WORK No. 165 - Published May 14, 1892 -05/14/2015
WORK No. 164 - Published May 7, 1892 -05/07/2015
WORK No. 163 - Published April 30, 1892 -04/30/2015
Festool Package News and Some Long-Term Things You Should Be Aware Of-04/29/2015
WORK No. 162 - Published April 23, 1892 -04/23/2015
WORK No. 161 - Published April 16, 1892 -04/16/2015
WORK No. 160 - Published April 9, 1892 -04/09/2015
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