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Blog series by naomi weiss updated 04-07-2011 08:59 AM 5 parts 14577 reads 26 comments total

Part 1: Wooden Bicycles

12-26-2010 11:51 AM by naomi weiss | 4 comments »

Renovo and Collins just released the first FSC-certified bicycle in the states. They’re beautiful! Meanwhile, bamboo has been used by several designers to make bicycle frames, with some companies even letting you build your own bike at their studios.

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Part 2: Repurposed Lumber--NY Times Post

12-23-2010 11:55 AM by naomi weiss | 5 comments »

The New York Times has just posted about something woodworkers have been onto for years! Recycling or refitting material for different purposes, be it furniture or cabinets. Click here for the article.

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Part 3: Flemish Origins of Santa Clause--Who Apparently Was a Woodworker

12-26-2010 09:25 AM by naomi weiss | 3 comments »

One of my favourite blogs, the Flemish American recently posted about the Flemish origins of Santa Clause. If you follow this link and scroll down to the 4th picture (i recommend reading this quality blog, though), you can see Santa in his workshop. The workbench looks a bit English, because of the apron, no?

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Part 4: The Microplane in the Kitchen (NY Times)

01-12-2011 04:28 PM by naomi weiss | 5 comments »

January 11, 2011How the Microplane Grater Escaped the GarageBy JOHN T. EDGE RUSSELVILLE, Ark. “YOU mean it’s only going to be used in the kitchen?” That’s what Richard Grace, a founder of Grace Manufacturing, based here in the Arkansas River Valley, said in 1995 when he learned that his Microplane brand rasp — designed to be mounted on a hacksaw frame and used by woodworkers — was being bought in great numbers by home cooks to zest citrus and grate hard cheeses. “I didn’t set out ...

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Part 5: Rome Wasn't Built in a Day

04-07-2011 08:59 AM by naomi weiss | 9 comments »

If you liked Roman Woodworking by Roger Ulrich, you’ll be interested in a new TV series called 'Rome Wasn't Built in a Day.' The idea is that modern craftsman build a Roman villa using all materials and methods of the Romans. Obviously, we’ll get to see Roman woodworking (see especially episode 3)!! Here is a link to view the programme online. Enjoy!

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