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November 14, 2008

Interview with Joel Moskowitz

Joel Moskowitz is the owner of Gramercy Tools, makers of premium hand tools such as handsaws, brushes, holdfasts, and much more. He also runs a successful retail business in Brooklyn, NY under the name Tools for Working Wood. However, Joel's first business in the woodworking world came as a virtual woodworking museum called what else but Museum of Woodworking Tools. This site has an incredible amount of information on woodworking tools, and just like any museum, the "displays" are constantly changing.

In our interview we discuss:

  • Joel's interest in the history of tools.
  • His first job out of college designing tools for Black & Decker.
  • How the Museum of Woodworking Tools was developed simply as a demo for another job.
  • Popular Woodworking Magazine has picked several of Gramercy Tool's as "Best New Tools" for the year including their Crosscut Carcase saw as a 2008 winner
  • Joel's collection of woodworking books and catalogs (one the best in the world)!
  • What Joel sees happening in the hand tool market in the next 10 years.
To listen to the interview go here

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(I just got back from the Woodworking in America Conference in Berea, KY where Gramercy Tools had a booth.  I ordered a pair of their holdfast and can't wait to get them.  Chris Schwarz says for the money these are the best holdfast out there.   I let you know more when a get mine.)

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