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JOEL Joel's Blog

Things From England - British Things

09/16/2020

For all the decline in circulation of woodworking magazines, and with all the information available for free on the internet, magazines really still have value -- and it is great to see an exciting new woodwork publication emerge. The Internet is an unedited collection of resources. The content ranges the world over; some of it is brilliant, some okay, some horrible. It is up to the reader to...more..
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Reopens

09/09/2020

Fireplace and Paneling from a house in Norfolk. C. 1600 While I was stuck at home for months because of COVID-19 I didn't have the urge to head for the hills like so many other city dwellers. What I missed was eating out and visiting museums and galleries. About two months ago, the city started allowing restaurants to seize part of the streets for outdoor dining. The restaurants have really...more..
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BEN The Build-It Blog

Playing with Japanese Fire in Brooklyn, New York

09/03/2020 By Joe Samalin

Playing with Japanese fire in Brooklyn, NY. Recently I was lucky enough to join 5 other local woodworking-inclined folks in an outdoor, socially distanced yakisugi class led by Robyn Mierzwa, founder and owner of the incredible community woodworking space Makeville Studio in Brooklyn. Yakisugi, also read as Shousugiban, (焼杉板 in Japanese) literally translates to “burned/charred...more..
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Talking About Spoons

08/20/2020 By Joe Samalin

If you are relatively new to spoon carving, I feel your excitement and pain (the pain being the multiple nicks on your hands - safety first), breaking your first spoon in half, wondering how you can get good at carving without ever learning how to sharpen your tools, and more. As well as the overwhelmingly exciting frustration of not knowing what you are doing. If you are relatively new to...more..
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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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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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