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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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Behind the Scenes at Tool Auctions and Swaps  

08/31/2017

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.

What goes on at a tool auction? Here we have a peek at two leading auctions, David Stanley in the UK and the Brown Antique Tool Auction in the US. (A Sandusky Presentation Center Wheel Plow Plane from the 1876 Centennial sold for a world-record price of $114,400 at one Brown auction - take that, eBay.) We’ve rounded it out with the famous Tool Swap from the Midwest Tool Collectors Association.

David Stanley International Auction




Brown Antique Tool Auction






Amazing Hand Tool Swap {Mid-West Tool Collectors Association}










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Ken Hawley & the Hawley Tool Collection  

08/24/2017

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.

Here we’re focusing on the life of Hawley Tool Collection, a tool and social history repository in Sheffield, UK, and the life of Ken Hawley (1927-2014). Hawley was a tool salesman who became an expert on Sheffield manufacturing and amassed an enormous collection of Sheffield-made tools, now housed at the Kelham Island Museum in Sheffield. The collection, with nearly 100,000 tools, books and related material, is well worth a visit for anyone interested in industrial development, craft or woodworking.

Welcome to the Hawley Tool Collection!





Ken Hawley Tool Collector



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Tour of Colonial Willamsburg with Bob Vila and Dry Fitting a Walnut Chair with Brian Weldy at Colonial Williamsburg  

08/17/2017

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’s videos take us to Colonial Williamsburg, via a guided tour from Bob Vila and a look at dry fitting an 18th century walnut chair using traditional methods and tools.

Tour of Colonial Williamsburg




Dry Fitting a Walnut Chair with Brian Weldy at Colonial Williamsburg


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