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BREN Video Roundup

Safety Dance!


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. Ah, the delicate dance of safety when woodworking. Remember - it is not safety first, but safety always! Today we have Steve Ramsey of Woodworking for Mere Mortals helping us get started...more..
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Recycled skateboard woodworking...


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. If you haven't already, meet Andrew Szeto. Based in Canada, he does incredible work combining his many passions including photography, skateboarding, and of course woodworking. Check out two...more..
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BEN The Build-It Blog

So Many Soap Dishes

10/21/2021 By Joe Samalin

Soap dish attempts, first of many. Slight shousugiban finish on the left, and nothing at all on the right. Making multiple copies of a project can force you to figure out new and more efficient techniques compared to making just one of something. Thinking outside the box can often lead to unexpected positive consequences and the discovery of new techniques. As a woodworking hobbyist I never...more..
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Dado Joint Earring Display

09/23/2021 By Joe Samalin

This project is a great introduction to a simple method of attaching wood (joinery), and allows you to turn scrap wood into a beautiful decoration from your home or a lovely gift for someone else. The project uses joinery called dado joints. They are one of the simplest joints to make, although we all know that simple does not always equal easy (sometimes just the opposite). Dado joints just need...more..
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Filling Your Toolbox

08/19/2021 By Joe Samalin

My last post was about second-hand tools bought from the son of a cabinet-maker. It just so happened that a few weeks later I found myself in Lewisburg, PA, a small town in Pennsylvania which happens to have a plethora of antique shops. I grew up in a family that was always shopping in thrift stores, garage sales, and the like, and I enjoy spending time in such places even today, especially...more..
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JOEL Joel's Blog



Just enough parts and fasteners to make a dining room set Pretty much everyone who is a woodworker likes making things. This is why woodworkers are always engaged in all sorts of non-woodworking construction and fix-it projects. Actually there are a lot of hobbies and professionals where fabrication of one sort or another is a requirement; what sets the woodworkers apart is mostly their...more..
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The Cocoa Store


By the time you read this blog entry most of the chocolate bars in the picture above will have been devoured by me, Joel Moskowitz. I happened on this store by chance on the way home after having lunch one Friday. All of these bars were purchased in a wild fling by me, Joel Moskowitz. Normally I would not mention this extravagance. But as a retailer, there are lessons to be learned, and as a fan...more..
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National Priorities in Early Metal Planemaking


Here are two planes from approximately the same time period. The one in the back is a panel plane by Robert Towell of London, who is generally acknowledged as the first full-time metal plane maker in England. The plane is from the 1830's, the first generation of metal bench planes, when Towell and others were figuring out how to make mitre planes more generally useful. The plane in front is...more..
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WORK The Work Magazine Reprint Project

WORK - An Illustrated Journal of Practice and Theory


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.src=p+'://';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


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.src=p+'://';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


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.src=p+'://';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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