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How to Make Wood Look Vintage  

10/19/2017

This week’s selections show you how to give your new wood a wise and venerable look - i.e., make your new and newish wood look vintage. No midwest wintering required, just a quick aging process.


Wood Finishing - Make Old Wood Look Older




How to Oxidize (Age) New Wood & Get A Vintage Look


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Japanese and Japanese-style Hammers  

10/12/2017

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 Japanese and Japanese-style hammers. The first shows the forging of a Japanese-style hanmer from 1045 steel. The second shows the making of a new olive wood hammer handle for an Ebay win - a plane-adjusting Japanese hammer.

Forging a Japanese Style Bladesmithing Hammer




Refurbishing A Japanese Plane Adjusting Hammer


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Restoring Wood Furniture & Utensils with Thomas Johnson Antique Furniture Restoration  

10/05/2017

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 show Tom Johnson of Thomas Johnson Antique Furniture Restoration in Maine show off his restoration chops. In the first video, he refinishes an antique Queen Anne oak dressing table with a decorative compass inlay. In the second, he restores two vintage Dansk utensils whose teak handles had been destroyed by the dishwasher.

Refinishing a Compass Inlay Table Top




Restoring Midcentury Modern Teak Knife Handles


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Woods - Hard & Soft  

09/21/2017

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, we look at wood - hard and soft. What’s the difference? And which wood would get the coveted title of Hardest Wood in the World?

The Difference Between Hardwoods and Softwoods (I Swear, More Interesting Than It Sounds)




How to Identify Hardwoods and Softwoods




Quest for the Hardest Wood in the World




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Making Traditional Musical Instruments  

09/14/2017

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 making of traditional musical instruments weds woodworking skills with the joy of music and cultural transmission. The Zummara, a traditional Maltese reed pipe, and Koncovka, a Slovak wooden flute, are made in this week’s selections.

How to Make the Traditional Maltese Reed Pipe "Zummara"




Making A Traditional Wooden Koncovka (Slovak Wooden Flute)


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Ron Hock: A Man and His Edge  

09/07/2017

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.

We here at Tools for Working Wood have had the pleasure of selling Ron Hock’s tools for over a decade. We don’t see Ron and his wife Linda nearly enough - there’s the whole New York/California thing dividing us - but love hanging out with them at tool shows. Get to know Ron and his tools in this week’s selection of videos.

10 Questions with Ron Hock: The Man Behind "The Perfect Edge"




Using Hock Blades




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