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The Work Magazine Reprint Project
March 13, 2013 5:16 AM   Subscribe

Brooklyn-based Tools for Working Wood are in the process of weekly reprinting every single issue of Work: An Illustrated Magazine of Practice and Theory on their blog, having just finished the first year. The original magazine's first issue was published March 23rd, 1889, and the blog is republishing 123 years after the original.

The latest issue has instructions on sign-writing and gilding, how to make a piano, electric clock fitment, construction and application of kaleidoscopes and much more. Earlier issues feature everything from brooches to gas engines.

For easier navigation an index is available.
posted by Harald74 (6 comments total) 28 users marked this as a favorite

 
Tremendous!
posted by From Bklyn at 5:26 AM on March 13, 2013


Extremely cool.

Even if I have two left hands.
posted by MartinWisse at 5:29 AM on March 13, 2013


I just sent this to my friend in South Dakota who has a large collection of 100+ year old woodworking tools. I won't be surprised if he tells me he had an original subscription....
posted by three blind mice at 5:32 AM on March 13, 2013


This is really fabulous!
posted by OmieWise at 6:12 AM on March 13, 2013


pretty cool!
posted by Diles_Mavis at 5:44 AM on March 14, 2013


Man I love stuff like this. Glad to see they are including the advertising.
posted by Mitheral at 8:23 AM on March 17, 2013


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