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TFWW Woodworkers' Hangout  

Fri Jun 29 03:00 PM



Come join us Friday afternoons from 3 - 4:30 pm at our showroom in Brooklyn for the Woodworkers' Hangout.

Get ideas to solve your woodworking challenges.

Learn about the latest tools and accessories.https://toolsforworkingwood.com/admin/index.php#

Meet your fellow woodworkers.

Show off your projects.

We’ll have interesting things to see and try out. Sometimes we'll have informal presentations. We'll always provide refreshments!

Location: Tools for Working Wood showroom, 112 26th Street, Brooklyn NY

R train to 25th Street (a few blocks away). Street parking available.


June 29nd meeting: Introduction to Carving Tools






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Chip Carving with Daniel Clay - Limited Enrollment Class  

Sat Jul 14 10:00 AM


Learn the fundamentals of chip carving, a decorative technique in which faceted “chips” are removed from a wooden surface to produce geometric patterns, stylized images, lettering and ornamentation. Through demonstrations, guided practice, skill-building exercises, and the completion of a decorative wall hanging, students will leave class with all the knowledge, experience and confidence to pursue chip carving on their own.

Be amazed by the gorgeous work you’ll be able to accomplish with a few sharp tools, some suitable wood and a little practice!

Students will learn the fundamentals of chip carving design; how to select and prepare wood for chip carving; how to dress and sharpen a new chip carving knife; and develop proper chip carving technique. Students will develop increasing facility and confidence through free-form carving exercises.

Students will go home with a selection of patterns for carving on their own.

No prior woodworking or carving experience is necessary to take the class. This class is best suited to those with little or no chip carving experience.

Class fee: $200 instruction fee + $25 materials fee (total = $225). Materials fee will include wood, sharpening equipment and a selection of patterns.

This is a limited enrollment, hands-on class. Class participants must bring or purchase safety glasses or goggles and sign a safety waiver. Students will also need to bring or purchase tools for the class. Click here for more information and to register for the class.

Date: Saturday, July 14, 2018
Class duration: 10:00 - 4:00 (6 hours)
Location: Tools for Working Wood showroom, 112 26th Street, Brooklyn NY 11232
Parking is available in front of our shop and under the expressway. The subway (R train to 25th street in Brooklyn) is a few blocks away.
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Book Publication Party - English Arts & Crafts Furniture by Nancy Hiller  

Thu Aug 02 06:00 PM



Come celebrate the publication of English Arts & Crafts Furniture, a new book by Nancy Hiller. English Arts & Crafts Furniture offers a thorough examination of the details and techniques that makes Arts & Crafts furniture special.

Nancy is a designer-builder of furniture and cabinetry who specializes in period authentic work. She is the author of several books including Making Things Work: Tales from a Cabinetmaker’s Life (one of our faves) and has been published in Fine Woodworking, Popular Woodworking, Old House Journal and other magazines. Nancy will sign copies of her books and share stories of cabinetry, clients and creativity.

Date: Thursday, August 2, 2018, 6 pm - 8 pm

Cost: Free. Refreshments served.

Parking is available in front of our shop and under the expressway. The subway (R train to 25th street in Brooklyn) is only a few blocks away.



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Grinding Edge Tools - Hands-On Intensive with Corn Schmid  

Sat Aug 18 03:16 PM


Understanding how to use a grinder can save you hours of sharpening time!

Corn will teach you how to hollow grind chisels and plane irons to a wire edge -- in just a minute or two. The class will cover topics including:

The difference between sharpening and grinding
When to grind
The geometry of grinding
Classic and modern grinding technology and equipment
Grinder safety
How to dress a grinding wheel
And - most importantly: the techniques needed to grind safely and without burning your tools

This is a hands-on, limited enrollment class.

Tuition includes all tools and materials.
Class participants must bring or purchase safety glasses or goggles and sign a safety waiver.

Click here for more information and to register for the class.

Class fee: $50. All students are given a TFWW gift certificate worth $25.
Parking is available in front of our shop and under the expressway. The subway (R train to 25th street in Brooklyn) is a few blocks away.

Date: Saturday, August 18, 2018
Class duration: 12:00 - 2:00 (2 hours)
Location: Tools for Working Wood showroom, 112 26th Street, Brooklyn NY 11232
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Sharpening Intensive with Corn Schmid  

Sat Aug 25 12:00 PM



OH, THE JOY OF WORKING WITH TRULY SHARP TOOLS!

Stop fighting your tools! Learn what sharp tools feel like and how to get - and keep - your tools sharp. This hands-on, limited enrollment class will teach you the essential skill of free-hand sharpening. Half the $50 class fee will be refunded to participants in the form of a Tools for Working Wood gift certificate ($25).

This limited enrollment, hands-on class will practice on chisels (supplied) and will discuss knives and other blades that can be sharpened with the same technique.
Click here more information and to register.

Date: Saturday, August 25, 2018
Time: 12 - 2 PM
Location: Tools for Working Wood, 112 26th Street (R train to 25th Street, a few blocks away. Street parking available.)
Instructor: Corn Schmid
Cost: Class fee: $50. All students are given a TFWW gift certificate worth $25.


Parking is available on our block. The subway (R train to 25th street in Brooklyn) is only a few blocks away.


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Chip Carving with Daniel Clay  

Sat Sep 08 10:00 AM New Date Added!


Learn the fundamentals of chip carving, a decorative technique in which faceted “chips” are removed from a wooden surface to produce geometric patterns, stylized images, lettering and ornamentation. Through demonstrations, guided practice, skill-building exercises, and the completion of a decorative wall hanging, students will leave class with all the knowledge, experience and confidence to pursue chip carving on their own.

Be amazed by the gorgeous work you’ll be able to accomplish with a few sharp tools, some suitable wood and a little practice!

Students will learn the fundamentals of chip carving design; how to select and prepare wood for chip carving; how to dress and sharpen a new chip carving knife; and develop proper chip carving technique. Students will develop increasing facility and confidence through free-form carving exercises.

Students will go home with a selection of patterns for carving on their own.

No prior woodworking or carving experience is necessary to take the class. This class is best suited to those with little or no chip carving experience.

Class fee: $200 instruction fee + $25 materials fee (total = $225). Materials fee will include wood, sharpening equipment and a selection of patterns.

This is a limited enrollment, hands-on class. Class participants must bring or purchase safety glasses or goggles and sign a safety waiver. Students will also need to bring or purchase tools for the class. Click here for more information and to register for the class.

Date: Saturday, September 8, 2018
Class duration: 10:00 - 4:00 (6 hours)
Location: Tools for Working Wood showroom, 112 26th Street, Brooklyn NY 11232
Parking is available in front of our shop and under the expressway. The subway (R train to 25th street in Brooklyn) is a few blocks away.
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Recent Blogs:
TFWW Woodworkers' Hangout - 06/29/2018
Chip Carving with Daniel Clay - Limited Enrollment Class - 07/14/2018
Book Publication Party - English Arts & Crafts Furniture by Nancy Hiller - 08/02/2018
Grinding Edge Tools - Hands-On Intensive with Corn Schmid - 08/18/2018
Sharpening Intensive with Corn Schmid - 08/25/2018
Chip Carving with Daniel Clay - 09/08/2018