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TFWW Woodworkers' Hangout  

Fri Jun 01 03:00 PM Friday Afternoons 3 pm - 4:30 pm



Come join us Friday afternoons from 3 - 4:30 pm for the Woodworkers' Hangout.

Get ideas to solve your woodworking challenges.

Learn about the latest tools and accessories.

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!

Special treat at June 1st meeting: See an original 17th century copy - one of the very few surviving copies - of Joseph Moxon's Mechanick Exercises.





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Installing Butt Hinges and Other Hardware by Hand with Joel Moskowitz  

Sat Jun 09 01:00 PM


No need to take out the various router jigs to mortise hinges and other hardware! If you are installing one or two hinges, doing it by hand is fast and surprisingly easy.

In this class, Joel will demonstrate mortising butt hinges using basic hand tools, then work with each member of the class to mortise in a hinge. The class will also give an overview of hinges and their uses. The class will use top-of-the-line Brusso butt hinges. The principles taught in the class can be applied to all size boxes and any size traditional butt or box hinges.

All materials, including wood and and Brusso butt hinges, will be provided for use in the class. Some needed tools will be provided for use during the class. In addition, students must bring or purchase certain tools for the class, including a chisel, a small square, a mallet, a marking knife and one or two marking gauges.

Click here for more information and to register for the class. Thanks to Brusso Hardware for its support of this event.

Date: Saturday, June 9, 2018, 1 pm - 4 pm

Cost: $75. All students will receive a Tools for Working Wood gift certificate for $25.

Class participants must bring or purchase safety glasses or goggles and sign a safety waiver.

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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Build the Collapsible City Dweller's Shave Horse with Amy Pate  

Sat Jun 23 10:00 AM


A shave horse is a combination of a vice and a workbench, providing a rapid and sturdy clamping mechanism for shaping wood. Historically shave horses have been used in many applications such as chair making, spoon carving, and coopering. We’ve designed ours to be sturdy yet collapsible - perfect for apartment living. In this workshop students will assemble their very own apartment-friendly collapsible shave horse, and leave with a little sawdust in their pockets.

Students will practice cut layout; miter- and hand-sawing; drilling, hardware installation and assembly. When you are all done you will be ready to tackle spoon carving, chairmaking, and a host of other traditional crafts. And you and your apartment will have a brand new shave horse you made yourself.

This is a hands on 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: $225 instruction fee + $70 materials fee (total = $295).

Date: Saturday, June 23, 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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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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Recent Blogs:
TFWW Woodworkers' Hangout - 06/01/2018
Installing Butt Hinges and Other Hardware by Hand with Joel Moskowitz - 06/09/2018
Build the Collapsible City Dweller's Shave Horse with Amy Pate - 06/23/2018
Chip Carving with Daniel Clay - Limited Enrollment Class - 07/14/2018