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BEN The Build-It Blog

New Year's Resolution: To Be Less Perfect

01/07/2021 By Joe Samalin

Holidays have come and gone, and the holidays can often amp up pressures and make everything a bit more hectic, especially mid-pandemic. We are making tools at triple-speed, customers are buying more orders filled with gifts for loved ones, and some of us are rushing to finish making gifts for loved ones. And so we wanted to take a minute in the aftermath to talk about woodworking and the idea...more..
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A Profound Change of Plans, or The Teaching of Whittling This Fall, Part 2

11/19/2020 By Yoav Liberman

In my last blog entry I talked about how I teach my students to draw and then shave a cylinder at the end of a small piece of Basswood in preparations four forming a sphere. This is part of their platonic solids main lesson class. After the cylinder has been shaved we first carve away the so-called northern hemisphere of the sphere and then deal with the southern hemisphere. I ask...more..
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JOEL Joel's Blog

The Different Types of Norton Sharpening Stones

12/02/2020

Norton Abrasives has gone under many upheavals over the years. They currently earn most of their money from grinding wheels and sandpaper but since they purchased the Pike Manufacturing Company a century ago, they have been and still are a source of excellent sharpening stones. Norton currently sells - and we stock - four different basic sharpening stone technologies. The pictures for this...more..
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Holiday Delivery Issues, Gift Certificates and Short Supplies

11/25/2020

Our local grocery’s background music playlist has shifted to all Christmas tunes, so it’s not too soon to talk about holiday shopping. In this tumultuous year, when we all could use a gift even more than usual, gift giving is going to be a bit trickier. I think it’s worth a moment to discuss picking a woodworking gift, the issues we are having with supply this year and delivery problems...more..
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How to Sharpen Spoonmaker's Drawknives

11/11/2020

The Gramercy Tools Spoonmaker's Drawknife comes sharp and ready to use but over time you will have to resharpen it. Small drawknives of all kinds pose a sharpening challenge - their handles can get in the way when you sharpen. Even the Gramercy Tools Spoonmaker's Drawknife , which has the least interfering handles of any drawknife on the market, still has handles which get in the way when you...more..
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BREN Video Roundup

Medieval Carpentry Techniques

08/30/2018

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 Nails...more..
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The Furniture of David Roentgen (1743-1807)

08/23/2018

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

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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WORK The Work Magazine Reprint Project

WORK - An Illustrated Journal of Practice and Theory

01/21/2016

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 Magazine...more..
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WORK No. 200 - Published January 14 1893

01/14/2016

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 couple...more..
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WORK No. 199 - Published January 7th 1893 NEW

01/07/2016

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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