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 Joel's Blog

Classes and a Visit to the Guggenheim (Things You Can Do With Poured Concrete)

03/13/2019

Tags:Unclassified
This past Saturday Sally and I spent the evening at the Guggenheim Museum . Saturday nights starting at 5:00 PM the museum has a "pay what you wish" admission fee (rather than $25 per adult) so we were greeted with a line that extended around the corner. The night was relatively balmy, and soon enough we were admitted. The museum's major exhibit was Hilma af Klint . (1862- 1944), a...more..
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Changes and A Modern Approach to Finishing

02/27/2019

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We’ve been carrying the finishing products of H. Behlen & Bros. for many years. I personally have been using Behlen products since I was a kid living with my parents. Behlen is a grand old company and brand that has been around for ages (its origins date way back to 1888). But times they are a ’changing. Some time ago Behlen was taken over by RPM, a company that also owns Mohawk finishing....more..
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 Classes & Events

Build the Collapsible Shavehorse with Amy Pate

Sat Mar 23 02:22 PM

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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...more..
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Chip Carving with Daniel Clay

Sat Mar 30 10:00 AM

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We're excited to offer this class again! 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...more..
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Festool Fest!!

Sat Apr 06 12:00 PM

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Festool Fest is back! Festool staff will be on hand for demos and to show you how Festool tools can help you work fast, cleaner and more efficiently. Check out the new Spring 2019 tools and accessories, including the new Mobile MFT Work Shop and all the classic Festool tools. Working in a tight space? We’re got you covered with lots of great ideas. Want some Festool swag? You’ve...more..
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 Video Roundup

Medieval Carpentry Techniques

08/30/2018

Tags:Unclassified
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 selections focus on Medieval carpentry techniques. Hand tools indeed! Early Medieval Timber Work Medieval Carpentry - Building Without...more..
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The Furniture of David Roentgen (1743-1807)

08/23/2018

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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 selections focus on the ornate and exquisite furniture made by David Roentgen (1743-1807) -- and its secret compartments and ingenious portability. The Roentgens' Berlin...more..
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Traditional Woodworking in Sweden

08/16/2018

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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 selections focus traditional woodworking in Sweden - traditional axe making and the trifecta of clogs, spoons and chairs. Traditional Swedish Woodworking: Clogs, Spoons and...more..
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 The Work Magazine Reprint Project

WORK - An Illustrated Journal of Practice and Theory

01/21/2016

Tags:Woodworking Tools and Techniques,Historical Subjects,Misc.
Tweet #TfwwWorkBlog!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); Greetings Workateers! Our fourth and final volume has come to a close and so has the Work...more..
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WORK No. 200 - Published January 14 1893

01/14/2016

Tags:Unclassified
Tweet #TfwwWorkBlog!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); The editions of Work mag we have here in the shop often have the ads removed but the last...more..
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WORK No. 199 - Published January 7th 1893 NEW

01/07/2016

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Tweet #TfwwWorkBlog!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); ARTICLES FOUND IN THIS ISSUE: STENCILS FOR WALL DECORATION • THE ART OF...more..
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 The Build-It Blog

Marching On

11/30/2011

Tags:Misc.
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

11/07/2011

Tags:Unclassified
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

10/06/2011

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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