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BEN The Build-It Blog

Finishing your Spoon - Wire Metal Inlay

03/25/2021 By Joe Samalin

Chiron’s first 4 inlayed spoons. One great-looking and fun way to decorate spoons (and woodworking in general) is with metal inlay. Chiron Turner of Centaur Woodworking (a friend and carver from the facebook group “Spoon Carving, Green Woodworking, and Sloyd”) recently shared their experiences trying out this technique on a series of spoons for the first time, using copper wire inlay on 4...more..
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Simple Project - Tea Lights

03/04/2021 By Joe Samalin

Whenever I am stuck on a project I like to KISS (keep it simple stupid). I make something I have made before and know I can do. It helps me keep moving. Recently this meant going back to tea light holders. Tea lights are small candles held in metal or polycarbonate cups, allowing them to liquefy when lit. They are used for lighting as well as warming food and drink, such as, perhaps not...more..
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JOEL Joel's Blog

Our New Shellac Video, Shellac availability, and Temporary Stoppage of International Shipping

03/24/2021

We are very pleased to point you all in the direction of Eddie O'Donnell's new video on shellac and French polishing. Over the years we've heard again and again that folks were intrigued by shellac (a wonderful finish that can be just brushed one or rubbed to a brilliant, water clear, French polish) but were too intimidated to try. Eddie has helped demystify Osmo for many people so we knew he...more..
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What is a Strike-Block or Miter Plane?

02/24/2021

Félibien Félibien The son of a printer, Joseph Moxon (1627 -1691) was an English printer who specialized in maps and mathematical books. WIthin the woodworking world, he is celebrated for "Mechanick Exercises the first English book / magazine on woodworking (along with other important material). The engravings of woodworking tools in Moxon’s book were all copied from André Félibien's...more..
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Parts But No Labor

02/17/2021

Rd. Melhuish, Ltd. 1912 Up until the Great Depression, it was not uncommon for English tool catalogs to feature plane parts for sale. By "parts," I'm not just referring to replacement irons and cap irons. I am talking about iron fronts, plow plane parts and other fairly esoteric gizmos. Where was the demand for these items? Were cabinetmakers or other woodworkers really building planes from...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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