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BEN The Build-It Blog

Rust Removal - The War That Never Ends - Part 2

09/19/2019 by Yoav Liberman

Applying gun blue on the long 12” square Once the rust was removed ( see part one of the story ) I rinsed the steel with clean water and was ready to coat the bare metal with a protective layer of gun blue. Gun blue is a bluish solution that once in contact with steel it turns the surface blue-black. It is a very common surface treatment for tools, firearms, and hardware pieces. I like to...more..
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Rust Removal - The War That Never Ends

09/05/2019 by Yoav Liberman

Tools for Working Wood is very pleased to welcome Yoav Liverman as a new contributor to our blog roll. Yoav S. Liberman is a woodworker and a teacher. His pieces have been featured in several woodworking books and have been displayed in museums and exhibitions in both the USA and abroad. Yoav teaches woodworking at the Rudolf Steiner School in Manhattan, and also frequently guest teaches in...more..
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JOEL Joel's Blog

Framed! How a Great Frame Enhances the Picture

09/18/2019

Eric Sloane "Vermont in November" Many museums and galleries have a tendency to try to frame everything in uniform black, aluminum frames. It works, more or less, but deprives the viewer of the enhanced impact of a picture that is framed with a complementary frame. The frame not only serves as a portal into a picture but as also the transitional element from the wall to the painting. This is...more..
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This Day In History - National Glue Day

09/09/2019

We are offering free sample sizes for you to try out (while supplies last) Seven hundred and sixty two years ago today the Right Honorable Guild of People Who Stick Things Together was given a royal charter by Henry III that gave them the right to sell all sorts of glue to just about everyone in England and the parts of France that were then under English rule. September the 9th has...more..
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A Visit to the New MakerSpace NYC at the Brooklyn Army Terminal

09/04/2019

The courtyard of building 'B' is colossal. MakerSpace NYC is off to the right. Last week I visited my friend Annie Raso at the new MakerSpace NYC at the Brooklyn Army Terminal . Annie, who used to work for TFWW and has taught classes here, is now their new shop director. The Brooklyn Army Terminal is a huge, multi-building complex built by the US Army after World War I as a warehouse depot....more..
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EVT Classes & Events

Spoon Carving: The Scandinavian Tradition with Erik Buchakian

Sat Sep 28 12:00 PM

Learn about the materials, tools, and techniques used in traditional Scandinavian spoon carving. We’ll look at spoons made by master carvers as well as cover special issues for urban carvers. Attendees are encouraged to bring their questions as well as their work, work-in-process, or tools, for feedback, tips, and troubleshooting. Erik Buchakian has studied and practiced Scandinavian...more..
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Festool Fest - Demos, Swag & Refreshments

Sat Oct 19 12:00 PM

Festool Fest is back! Festool staff will be on hand for demos and to show you how Festool tools can help you work fast, cleaner and more efficiently. Check out the new Fall 2019 tools and accessories and all the classic Festool tools. Working in a tight space? We’ve got you covered with lots of great ideas. Want some Festool swag? You’ve come to the right place. We might even have a...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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