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 Joel's Blog

I Am a Panda

01/19/2018

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I am a panda. Or a great ape. Or any of a number of animals - I'll choose the cute ones - whose terrain is disappearing and are therefore endangered . Tut- tutting or telling me how cute, chubby, and fun to watch I am doesn’t help much. "Oooh, check out that guy with the hand tools! Amazing!" Neither does lip service. On the face of it, our government agencies all love manufacturing and...more..
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The Unheated Workshop

01/10/2018

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The temperature has been varying between really cold and OMG cold since the New Year, and unfortunately our indoor work temperature has reflected this. Our steel roll-up garage-style showroom door and super-high ceilings are major escape routes for heated air and our three gas powered reflecting heaters barely make a dent. Are we part of a "proud" historic tradition? Amazingly, in days of...more..
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 Video Roundup

Making Wooden Mugs

01/18/2018

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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 show you simple and more complex ways to make wooden mugs. The Making of a Wooden Beer Mug A simple Way to Make a Mug Made of...more..
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What Happens After You Go Home

01/11/2018

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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 selection shows what happens in the evening after you lock up the shop. Carver's Mallet by Frank Howarth...more..
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Wooden Train Whistles

01/04/2018

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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 our selections focus on making train whistles - using two very different approaches. Woodturning a Round Train Whistle How to Make a Train Whistle Out of a Scrap Piece...more..
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 Classes & Events

Grinding Edge Tools - Hands-on Intensive with Joel Moskowitz

Sat Feb 24 12:00 PM

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Understanding how to use a grinder can save you hours of sharpening time! Using the techniques he wrote about in his Fine Woodworking article, "Grind Perfect Edges Without Burning," Joel 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...more..
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New Jersey Woodworking Show

Fri Mar 02 12:00 PM

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The New Jersey Woodworking Show is the largest woodworking show on the Woodworking Shows tour, and one of, if not the, largest woodworking show in the nation that's directed towards custom shops and hobbyists. This will be our fifth year as exhibitors. We will be bringing all our Gramercy Tools, a fair amount of other great hand tools, and loads of Festool. We will have tools to try out,...more..
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Sharpening Intensive (A Hands-On, Limited Enrollment Class)

Sat Mar 10 12:00 PM

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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). The class will...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

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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'); 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

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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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 Joel's Blog
 Video Roundup
 Classes & Events
 Built-It Blog
 Work Magazine
Recent Blogs:
Sharpening Intensive (A Hands-On, Limited Enrollment Class) - 03/10/2018
New Jersey Woodworking Show - 03/02/2018
Grinding Edge Tools - Hands-on Intensive with Joel Moskowitz - 02/24/2018
I Am a Panda - 01/19/2018
Making Wooden Mugs - 01/18/2018
What Happens After You Go Home - 01/11/2018
The Unheated Workshop - 01/10/2018
Wooden Train Whistles - 01/04/2018
Making New Year's Eve Noise Makers - 12/28/2017
How to Cut a Groove in a Frame By Hand and Without a Plow Plane - 12/27/2017
Tool Factory Tours - Narex & Stanley - 12/21/2017
How to Mortise the Moxon Way: Part 2, Chopping the Mortise - 12/20/2017
How to Mortise the Moxon Way: Part 1, Layout and Cutting Tenons - 12/17/2017
Tuning Up Old Planes - Tips from Chris Schwarz and Garrett Hack - 12/14/2017
Why Schlep? - A Look at Tools Baskets and Bags - 12/13/2017
Organizing Drill Bits - 12/07/2017
Saw Sharpening Essentials - Gramercy Tools Saw Vise (Back in Stock) + Vallorbe Saw Files (They Finally Arrived) - 12/06/2017
Musical Saws - 11/30/2017
How to Choose the Best Dovetail Saw for Yourself - 11/29/2017
Thanksgiving Projects - 11/23/2017
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