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BEN The Build-It Blog

Teaching woodworking During COVID 19 - Part 3

07/02/2020 By Yoav Liberman

Last time I showed how to make a small bear from two primary stacks of cardboard plies. One stack belonged to the right side of the bear and the other to the left. In order to animate the bear as if it is walking, the legs in each of these primary stacks were originated in the opposite directions to the legs in the other stack. One of the easiest ways to add even more authenticity and realism...more..
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Corrugated Cardboard Class for Remote Learning

06/11/2020 By Yoav Liberman

A bear carved out of layers of cardboard Corrugated cardboard is a wonderful material to work with. It is a readily available resource and can be “harvested” by taking apart the many boxes that we receive in the mail these days. A cardboard project can be artistic in nature (a sculptural animal project) serve a function (building a box or furniture) or be a combination of the two. A...more..
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JOEL Joel's Blog

Samuel Pepys DIY

06/24/2020

Woodworking's leading injured party, Roy Underhill , just sent me an entry from the diary of Samuel Pepys - the entry of February 7th, 1666, to be exact. "It being fast day I staid at home all day long to set things to rights in my chamber by taking out all my books, and putting my chamber in the same condition it was before the plague. But in the morning doing of it, and knocking up a...more..
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What's the Difference between Saw Files and Three Square Files?

06/03/2020

Closeup of two saw files and in the center a 3 square file The three square file might have the dumbest name in the entire world of tools (all disciplines). The three square file is a three-sided file. It's not a saw file. It's not a square file; it's a three square file. What's the difference between a saw file and the far more expensive three square file? Before we answer this question, let's...more..
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Turning Down The House

05/27/2020

Turned-Ivory Cup and Cover by Ferdinando de' Medici, Grand Prince of Tuscany 1681. The prince was 18 when he turned this cup and cover. His teacher was Filippo Sengher. When I think of ornamental turning, I think of Holtzapffel, Evans and Victorian excess. An ornamental turning lathe is designed to allow the user to do all kinds of crazy stunts: turn off-center, turn slowly while the...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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