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 Joel's Blog

Ten Ways I am Doing Things Differently - Part 2

09/20/2017

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I've been working with wood since I was a kid. I took my first woodworking class at the 92nd Street Y when I was 6 years old. I've been taking classes and building stuff for over 35 years. For the last 17 I have been working at Tools for Working Wood. In that time, new tools and new techniques have come on the market. By and large I have ignored them in my personal work. However, I haven't...more..
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Ten Ways I am Doing Things Differently - Part 1

09/13/2017

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I've been working with wood since I was a kid. I took my first woodworking class at the 92nd Street Y when I was 6 years old. I've been taking classes and building stuff for over 35 years. For the last 17 I have been working at Tools for Working Wood . In that time, new tools and new techniques have come on the market. By and large I have ignored them in my personal work. However, I...more..
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 Video Roundup

Making Traditional Musical Instruments

09/14/2017

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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. The making of traditional musical instruments weds woodworking skills with the joy of music and cultural transmission. The Zummara, a traditional Maltese reed pipe, and Koncovka, a Slovak...more..
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Ron Hock: A Man and His Edge

09/07/2017

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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. We here at Tools for Working Wood have had the pleasure of selling Ron Hock’s tools for over a decade. We don’t see Ron and his wife Linda nearly enough - there’s the whole New...more..
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Behind the Scenes at Tool Auctions and Swaps

08/31/2017

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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. What goes on at a tool auction? Here we have a peek at two leading auctions, David Stanley in the UK and the Brown Antique Tool Auction in the US. (A Sandusky Presentation Center Wheel Plow...more..
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 Classes & Events

Free class - Sharpening 101

Sat Sep 23 12:00 PM

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Back by popular demand! Sharp tools are a requirement for woodworking enjoyment -- but many people have never used truly sharp tools. In this free class, Joel will show what it means for an edge to be sharp, discuss the basic options for sharpening tools, and, most importantly, teach a simple technique for free-hand sharpening. Joel will also hang out after his presentation to answer questions...more..
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Mastering Dovetails - Tuesday Evenings with Joel Moskowitz

Tue Oct 03 06:00 PM

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Learn dovetailing the way apprentices apprentices traditionally mastered certain woodworking techniques: by following instructions, using accurate tools and then practicing these hand skills. The class will consist of four classes taught on successive Tuesday nights (October 3th, October 10th, October 17th and October 24th) covering the following: (1) Exploration of the features and uses of...more..
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Wood Maintenance & Restoration With Liberon Wood Care Products

Sat Oct 07 12:00 PM

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Liberon is a European company founded in 1910 that specializes in wood care products. This free class will show you how to restore and protect your furniture and woodwork using Liberon’s finishes and treatments. Enhance the beauty of your wood with Liberon’s high quality oils and waxes. Get rid of rings and dirt, or use Liberon retouch crayons to restore damaged wood. Or just gain an...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:
Wood Finishing with Lockwood Dyes - 11/04/2017
Wood Maintenance & Restoration With Liberon Wood Care Products - 10/07/2017
Mastering Dovetails - Tuesday Evenings with Joel Moskowitz - 10/03/2017
Free class - Sharpening 101 - 09/23/2017
Ten Ways I am Doing Things Differently - Part 2 - 09/20/2017
Making Traditional Musical Instruments - 09/14/2017
Ten Ways I am Doing Things Differently - Part 1 - 09/13/2017
Ron Hock: A Man and His Edge - 09/07/2017
Behind the Scenes at Tool Auctions and Swaps - 08/31/2017
Ken Hawley & the Hawley Tool Collection - 08/24/2017
Dovetailing Classes: a New Approach - 08/23/2017
Tour of Colonial Willamsburg with Bob Vila and Dry Fitting a Walnut Chair with Brian Weldy at Colonial Williamsburg - 08/17/2017
Colen Clenton, Toolmaker - 08/10/2017
MoMA's Lost History of Woodworking and Craft Classes - 08/09/2017
Collecting George Nakashima and Sam Maloof:Woodworking Genius - 08/03/2017
The Hardware Store Saw - The Long and Short of It - 08/02/2017
Marquetry: The Beauty Within and Silas Kopf Marquetry Tutorial - Building a Marquetry Picture - 07/27/2017
Dovetailing - Removing Waste - 07/26/2017
Wood Finishing Tips with Real Milk Paint and Liberon - 07/20/2017
10th Anniversary Post!!!! - 07/19/2017
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