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JOEL Joel's Blog

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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BEN The Build-It Blog

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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If It Looks Like a Spoon

10/30/2020

Sloyd knives like these from Ben & Lois Orford are traditional straight knives for carving spoons and other figured objects that come in a variety of shapes and sizes Last time we took raw stock and turned it into a very rough spoon shaped object. This time now that you have your spoon roughed out, it is time to turn it into, well, a spoon. Carving your final spoon is basically the same process...more..
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Tabula Rasa, or, Spoon Blanks.

10/16/2020 By Joe Samalin

Once the spoon blank is roughed out the sculpting can start. This is a first look at the new Gramercy Tools spoon carver's draw knife which I used not just for details but also some of the rough work here. Once you have a piece of wood with which to start carving your spoon, you need to take it from whatever shape and size it is down to a roughed out spoon blank. Basically this is exactly what...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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