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BEN The Build-It Blog

A Turned Milking Stool

03/30/2023 By Joe Samalin

Variations on a theme. Mine is on the far right. I will just assume it is your favorite of the four. For 5 years I lived in Bloomington, Indiana, quite a change for this born-and-raised New Yorker. It was while living there I was first introduced to woodturning. Just before moving back to New York I bought myself a lathe, a really nice medium-sized benchtop JET that I had saved up for. Of...more..
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Pre-Summer Inspirations

05/26/2022 By Joe Samalin

From the article "Artists’ Frames in Pâte Coulante" by Peter Mallo Summertime tends to slow down for us here at Tools for Working Wood, giving us that rare chance to take a quick deep breath and look around for a moment. And to break out the big fans. It gets hot here in Brooklyn. And so as part of taking a breath, we wanted to share a bit of what is inspiring us at the moment, in the...more..
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JOEL Joel's Blog

Creativity Part 3 - Getting It Done

03/22/2023

I'm in the middle of the largest design project I've worked on in years. The design process I use I think is kind of universal and might be helpful to some people who are stuck on how to design their own stuff. In the past two articles ( Part 1 and Part 2 ) I wrote about how to arrive at a creative solution. Expect to sweat a bit, in keeping with the well known aphorism attributed to the...more..
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The Stanley Number One

03/15/2023

The Stanley No. 1 in the palm of my hand A few weeks ago I wrote about creativity and the idea that you are probably doing "it" all wrong . There are a lot of blind alleys in design. The Stanley No. 1, manufactured from 1867 to 1943, is a case in point. Anyone who's ever used one can attest that the plane is uncomfortable. It's also quite tiny and has really limited application. A question...more..
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The Stanley 444 Dovetail Plane

03/08/2023

All the bits and bobs that are part of the Stanley 444 I have had a Stanley 444 since 1990. It is definitely one of the strangest planes Stanley ever made. I'm not really a Stanley collector - I bought the plane because it's a cool curiosity. I got it at a big antique show in New York City, where the seller happened to be at the time. I had that vague feeling I was doing something illegal. You...more..
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BREN Video Roundup

Circles and Dominoes

03/10/2023

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. OK! This roundup shares 6 different ways of cutting circles in wood, and while you might know a few of them it can be helpful to learn a variety of ways in order to choose the right...more..
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How To Use Real Wood Filler Tutorial with Dwayne Siever of The Real Milk Paint Co.

12/12/2022

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. In this video, Dwayne Siever, the founder of The Real Milk Paint Co. (maker of great milk paint and tung oil finishes), demonstrates how to use Real Wood Filler , a product made by...more..
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The Morakniv Chisel Knife

12/08/2022

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 video motivated us to start carrying the Morakniv Chisel Knife . Who doesn't want to cut leather and fire hose, then hang it from your jacket? We were struck by how indoorsy the video...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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