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BEN The Build-It Blog

Carving A Live Edge Bowl Part 1

12/12/2019 by Yoav Liberman

Last summer I spent a week at Peter’s Valley School of Crafts in NJ. The craft school’s campus reside in the bucolic setting of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The surrounding meadows, forests, and swamps, not to mention one significantly historic river, are the perfect setting for an institution that facilitate, advance, teaches and preserve everything that is beautiful...more..
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Brace Maintenance and Restoration, Part 3

11/14/2019 by Yoav Liberman

After offering some tips on how to identify the promising potential in used braces , and how to avoid the one that are deemed unworthy of your time , I would like to go through a basic rehabilitation protocol. First try to clean the brace from sand, sawdust and other contaminants. To do this use a bristle brush, a dust collector (shop vac), and lastly a rag moistened with mineral...more..
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JOEL Joel's Blog

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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How To Select The Best Brush for Finishing

11/20/2019

How you apply a wood finish can be as important as the finish itself. Although there are many other popular methods of applying finishes - rags, non-abrasive pads, etc. - many people prefer using a brush. When using a brush, the goal is avoiding brush marks, wasting too much finish, and getting a nice long stroke that doesn’t require you to dip the brush into the finish endlessly. The cost of...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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