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JOEL Joel's Blog

Norris and the Great Depression

04/01/2020

Norris models 70 (8" smoother) and 72 (22" jointer) During the Great Depression, maximum US unemployment reached 24.9%. What this means is the three quarters of the workforce still had jobs. What's hidden in this aggregate number is more specific information about particular industries -- for example, the craft industries. My grandfather, Samuel Moskowitz, was a master ironworker who...more..
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Infectious Times - A Journal of the Plague Year

03/18/2020

Many years ago, I was an IT guy. One of my first my first programming jobs involved working with compilers (software that processes code into machine language). The compilers of the time took ages to do their jobs. So every time I wanted to test something or see if I had good code, I would push the "Compile" function and wait fifteen minutes. There was no internet to surf back in those ancient...more..
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BEN The Build-It Blog

NYC Subway Benches Part 1

03/19/2020 by Yoav Liberman

A typical NYC subway bench stained with a reddish varnish. Benches are no doubt the most recognized and iconized among the furniture that dominate our public spaces. Their functional contribution and their aesthetic attribution to our culture, parks, streets and subway stations is seminal. Benches appear in movies, are mentioned in poetry and literature, and are depicted in both popular and...more..
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Mario's Cantilever Bracket Rack

02/20/2020 by Yoav Liberman

Last fall I hung out with my friend - woodworker, writer, and educator Mario Rodriguez while he installed a wood rack system in the volunteer woodshop that he helps renovating. The shop is part of the Fellowship Community campus in Chestnut Ridge, New York. Mario’s system of bracketed racks is very simple to build and install, and could conveniently support shelves or woodstock. I wanted to...more..
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Carving A Live Edge Bowl - Part 3

02/06/2020 by Yoav Liberman

Click for Part 1 of Carving A Live Edge Bowl Click for Part 2 of Carving A Live Edge Bowl One of the easiests ways to speed up the hollowing of a bowl is to use a drill. A wide drill held by hand or better off - revolving in a drill press - will hog out a lot of wood very quickly. We, of course have to control where and how deep to drill, making sure that the stepped drilling process...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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