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 Joel's Blog

Getting Things Done

04/24/2018

Tags:Unclassified
I have been self employed for twenty-two years and running Tools for Working Wood for just over nineteen. I recently saw an Instagram post by a woodworker (among other trade she practices) @anneofalltrades . In the post Anne expressed her worries about all the things that don't get done and how difficult it is get the tasks she wants done get done. So I decided to throw in my two cents and...more..
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David R. Russell - Some Thoughts on His Legacy

04/18/2018

Tags:Unclassified
David Russell checking running sheets of his book on press at the printer’s in Italy Sometimes a person you have never met, and know only through a book, can have enormous influence on you. David R. Russell, the eminent tool collector and author of Antique Woodworking Tools , was such a person for me. I was saddened to hear that he passed away a few weeks ago at the age of 82. I never...more..
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 Video Roundup

How to Make Wood Roofing Shingles with Hand Tools

04/19/2018

Tags:Unclassified
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 offer a tip of the hat to froe enthusiasts. (Last time we showed a customer our showroom’s selection of Ray Iles collection of scorps, froes and travishers, they...more..
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Osmo Roundup from All Over the World

04/12/2018

Tags:Unclassified
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 Osmo finishing products. Many people have inquired about Osmo hardwax oils and especially the best way to apply them. Here's a selection of ideas from all...more..
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Building the Gramercy Tools Bow Saw Kit & Dead Men Cut No (Dove) Tails

04/05/2018

Tags:Unclassified
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 feature Howard Ruttan of inthewoodshop. In the first, Howard builts a Gramercy Tools Bow Saw from one of our kits. And for background we then give you...more..
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 Classes & Events

Grinding Edge Tools - Hands-On Intensive with Corn Schmid

Sat May 12 12:00 PM

Tags:Unclassified
Understanding how to use a grinder can save you hours of sharpening time! Corn will teach you how to hollow grind chisels and plane irons to a wire edge -- in just a minute or two. The class will cover topics including: The difference between sharpening and grinding When to grind The geometry of grinding Classic and modern grinding technology and equipment Grinder safety How to...more..
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Sharpening Intensive (A Hands-On, Limited Enrollment Class) with Corn Schmid

Sat May 19 12:00 PM

Tags:Unclassified
OH, THE JOY OF WORKING WITH TRULY SHARP TOOLS! Stop fighting your tools! Learn what sharp tools feel like and how to get - and keep - your tools sharp. This hands-on, limited enrollment class will teach you the essential skill of free-hand sharpening. Half the $50 class fee will be refunded to participants in the form of a Tools for Working Wood gift certificate ($25). The class will...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

Tags:Unclassified
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

Tags:Unclassified
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

Tags:Unclassified
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:
Sharpening Intensive (A Hands-On, Limited Enrollment Class) with Corn Schmid - 05/19/2018
Grinding Edge Tools - Hands-On Intensive with Corn Schmid - 05/12/2018
Getting Things Done - 04/24/2018
How to Make Wood Roofing Shingles with Hand Tools - 04/19/2018
David R. Russell - Some Thoughts on His Legacy - 04/18/2018
Osmo Roundup from All Over the World - 04/12/2018
eBay Fraud - 04/11/2018
Building the Gramercy Tools Bow Saw Kit & Dead Men Cut No (Dove) Tails - 04/05/2018
Blog Entry or Filler - You Decide! - 04/05/2018
Tilmann Riemenschneider, Master Carver of Limewood - 03/30/2018
Restoring Garden Benches - 03/29/2018
Making Wooden Wheels - 03/22/2018
Clamp Vs. Clamp - 03/21/2018
Woodturning with Frank Howarth - 03/15/2018
The Seaton Chest Revisited - 03/14/2018
Historic Homes - New York City & Charleston - 03/08/2018
Cræft by Alexander Langlands - 03/07/2018
Woodturning in Romania and Morocco - 03/01/2018
News: much is happening here & OSMO is arriving! - 02/24/2018
Making an Oud and a Baroque Lute - 02/22/2018
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