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JOEL Joel's Blog

Introducing the Gramercy Tools Drafting Rule

11/26/2021

Shortly before he died my mentor, Maurice Fraser , gave me some boxes of tools, including a Starrett 400 6” Drafting Rule. I took the rule and stuck it in my pencil cup and largely ignored it for a while. But over the years I found myself using the rule more and more. What sets this drafting rule apart from a regular rule is that one of its edges is chamfered so that you are really close to...more..
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Halloween 2021

10/27/2021

I haven't seen any superb pumpkin carvings yet this year, but my temporary neighborhood on the Upper East Side has yielded some inspired Halloween decorations in front of both apartment buildings and brownstones. Happy Halloween!...more..
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BREN Video Roundup

Clean Cuts and Drill Bits

11/16/2021

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 roundup starts off with a glut of different ways to get clean cuts with your jigsaw, and then an overview from self-admitted layperson Adam Savage (yes Adam Savage of Mythbuster's...more..
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Card Scraper Sharpening and a Visit to the Morakniv Factory

11/09/2021

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. There are a lot of videos and write-ups of how to best sharpen your card scrapers. I am still unable to get a decent burr, but am excited to try some of the ideas shared by Brian Boggs in...more..
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Safety Dance!

10/26/2021

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. Ah, the delicate dance of safety when woodworking. Remember - it is not safety first, but safety always! Today we have Steve Ramsey of Woodworking for Mere Mortals helping us get started...more..
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BEN The Build-It Blog

So Many Soap Dishes

10/21/2021 By Joe Samalin

Soap dish attempts, first of many. Slight shousugiban finish on the left, and nothing at all on the right. Making multiple copies of a project can force you to figure out new and more efficient techniques compared to making just one of something. Thinking outside the box can often lead to unexpected positive consequences and the discovery of new techniques. As a woodworking hobbyist I never...more..
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Dado Joint Earring Display

09/23/2021 By Joe Samalin

This project is a great introduction to a simple method of attaching wood (joinery), and allows you to turn scrap wood into a beautiful decoration from your home or a lovely gift for someone else. The project uses joinery called dado joints. They are one of the simplest joints to make, although we all know that simple does not always equal easy (sometimes just the opposite). Dado joints just need...more..
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Filling Your Toolbox

08/19/2021 By Joe Samalin

My last post was about second-hand tools bought from the son of a cabinet-maker. It just so happened that a few weeks later I found myself in Lewisburg, PA, a small town in Pennsylvania which happens to have a plethora of antique shops. I grew up in a family that was always shopping in thrift stores, garage sales, and the like, and I enjoy spending time in such places even today, especially...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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