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BEN The Build-It Blog

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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EVT Classes & Events

Festool Fest - Two Days of Demos, Swag & Refreshments (Friday and Saturday)

Fri Mar 13 12:00 PM

Festool Fest is back and this time we are adding Friday afternoon to the Festivities! 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 Spring 2020 tools and accessories (like the $349 CT 15 vac) and all the classic Festool tools. Working in a tight space? We’ve got you covered with lots of...more..
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Festool Fest - Two Days of Demos, Swag & Refreshments (Friday and Saturday)

Sat Mar 14 12:00 PM

Festool Fest is back and this time we are adding Friday afternoon to the Festivities! 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 Spring 2020 tools and accessories (like the $349 CT 15 vac) and all the classic Festool tools. Working in a tight space? We’ve got you covered with lots of...more..
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JOEL Joel's Blog

Ferrules

01/29/2020

From "Mechanick Exercises" 1678 The woodworking chisels illustrated in Joseph Moxon's classic Mechanick Exercises, seen above, lack what we consider a standard component: ferrules. The chisels are missing the band of metal round the front of the handle that keeps the handle from splitting. In 1678, the era of Mechanick Exercises, chisel handles didn't have ferrules. To make a ferrule you need a...more..
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Planing Stops Revisited

12/04/2019

It's been a year since we introduced the BT&C Planing stop . Two events prompted this blog entry. The first is that Popular Woodworking just put the planing stop in their Popular Woodworking 2019 Gift Guide . This is great, thank you very much. We really appreciate the notice. (And thanks as well to Fine Woodworking/Taunton Press for including the Planing Stop in their 2020 Tool Guide - Best...more..
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The Bevel Made Me Do It - Announcing the New Gramercy Tools Bevel Gauges

11/27/2019

The bevel gauge is a simple little tool that enables me to avoid guesswork and get consistent angles on my chisels, plane blades and other tools. I typically eyeball almost everything I grind or sharpen. Most of the time I just want to maintain the angle I already have. But over time, it's easy for a bevel angle of a frequently-sharpened tool to creep up, or a new tool to start out with 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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