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WORK The Work Magazine Reprint Project

WORK No. 133 - Published October 3, 1891


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Introducing Marisa, a welcome addition to the Work Magazine Reprint Project! Today marks her first blog entry, but by no means her first contribution to the project. Take a moment to say hello in the comments. -T

As a somewhat new member to the Tools for Working Wood team, and brand new to helping with Work Magazine, I'm not sure I can default to the "write what you know" when it comes to holdfasts or lathes or grindstones. But I can write about what I see. As Tim and I sat down to look through this week's issue, we happened upon a scribing block that was sitting on his desk. Scribing blocks it is! I snapped some photos of the ones here in the shop, the first one set with a new file holder the guys have been working on for the Foley Saw filing machine. (Which you can read about in Joel's blog)

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Disclaimer: Articles in Work describe materials and methods that would not be considered safe or advisable today. We are not responsible for the content of these magazines, and cannot take any responsibility for anyone attempting projects or procedures described therein.
The first issue of Work was published on March 23rd, 1889. The goal of this project is to release digital copies of the individual issues starting on the same date in 2012, effectively republishing the materials 123 years to the day from their original release.
The original printing was on thin, inexpensive paper. There are many cases of uneven inking and bleed-through from the page behind. Our copies of Work come from bound library volumes of these issues and are subject to unfavorable trimming, missing covers, etc. To minimize harm to these fragile volumes, we've undertaken the task of scanning the books ourselves. We do considerable post processing of the scans to make them clear but please bear with us if a margin is clipped too close, or a few words are unreadable. We would like to thank James Vasile and Karl Fogel for their help in supplying us with a book scanner and generally enabling this project to get off the ground.
You are welcome to download, print, and pretty much do what you want with the scan for your own personal purposes. Feel free to post a link or a copy on your blog or website. All we ask is a link back to the original project and this blog. We are not answering requests for commercial downloads or reprinting at this time.

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10/03/2014 Steven Davis
I hope you consider a consolidated version of these Work issues as a book or ebook with a proper index, etc.

I find them both fascinating and less useful than I'd like as it is really a reference for known and lost crafts.

I'd buy a copy in a minute.

Thank you for sharing this.

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