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Just adding some photos directly from Google photos. I chanced on this feature when looking to see how I could add my google photos more easily to blogs. The article on venturebeat.com mentioned that worpress.com had added a feature allowing direct import from google photos.

I have two self hosted blogs and discovered that if I enabled the wordpress.com toolbar vis jetpack I could import photos directly. It works

So True So True

Originally posted on Making Things Work: Edouard Manet, “Dejeuner sur l’herbe”* A recent search of kitchens on the internet turned up several articles on gourmet outdoor kitchens. These articles described in glowing terms a range of “necessities” for outside entertaining. Among these objects appeared the predictable favorites—comfortable seating, easy-to-clean tables, umbrellas for shade. But there…
via Do You Really Need That Gourmet Outdoor Kitchen? — Lost Art Press

Picture This C — Pegs and ‘Tails

I follow this blog and love the insights into period furniture. This a mistake by Chippendale no less.

“All craftsmen make blunders, but what separates the truly great ones is the ability to redress their mistakes.” Regular reader, Burbidge, emailed me about an aspect of the mahogany linen press in figure 1. It conforms closely to the drawing in Thomas Chippendale’s Cabinet Maker’s Director and was almost certainly made by him: The bracket […]
via Picture This C — Pegs and ‘Tails

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Wood turning from China

This is quite fascinating

Look at the way they turn these bowls. Willow isn’t expensive and there is plenty around. Yet they choose to waste as little as possible. Japanese woodworking always amazes me, the quality of the design and craftsmanship are unsurpassed. And it’s all more impressive when we see the simple tools they use.
via Turning a set of Shawo bowls — The Dutch Luthier

Blog interrupted by Spoonfest and Taljfest — Peter Follansbee, joiner’s notes

I have shamelessly reposted this form Peter Follansbee’s blog. I didn’t even realise that there was such a thing as an international wooden spooncarving festival in UK and Sweden on week apart. Would have been great to see but alas Australia is too far away.
Just when I pick things up, I gotta put ’em down. I’m off in a little while to England for Spoonfest http://spoonfest.co.uk/ – my first time at this now-renowned event. Can’t wait. After that, I’m going over to Sweden for Taljfest – http://www.saterglantan.com/evenemang/taljfest/ and then touring around Sweden a bit with Jogge Sundqvist. So there […]
via Blog interrupted by Spoonfest and Taljfest — Peter Follansbee, joiner’s notes

Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830 — Pegs and ‘Tails

For my North American reader: Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830 – an exhibition, August 19, 2016–January 8, 2017. Mahogany ‘desk and bookcase’ by Christopher Townsend, circa 1745–50. (Yale University) This groundbreaking exhibition presents a comprehensive survey of Rhode Island furniture from the colonial and early Federal periods, including elaborately carved chairs, […]
via Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830 — Pegs and ‘Tails

What’s this Stropping Magic? — Lost Art Press

If you’ve read even a little bit of the sharpening information in “The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years,” you’ve probably noticed how much they discuss stropping. We’ve had several questions from readers about this. Why do some people strop and some people don’t? Should we all be stropping? Is stropping outdated? Is it fayrie […]
via What’s this Stropping Magic? — Lost Art Press

A Great Boxmaking Video from Adelaide

Saw this great video from Adelaide. An article about this small  Adelaide firm which makes quality short run boxes. It’s a fabulous story about quality products in  age of the mass produced and disposable items. The story was featured in the Australian Wood Review

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A welding cart

This post is as much about the project as trying something new on WordPress. I have built a cart for my new mig welder. Strictly speaking this is not a woodworking project but it’s part of my workshop. I read in several places that this is the first thing most people do with their new welder. I.m not alone at least.

There is a little bit of woodworking in the top shelf and the tray below.

The last thing that I am having a go at in this post is to try some short code to insert  a gallery of photos. Heres hoping that it works.

 

Catawampus

A new word for a new year. Catawampus is a word that I heard on a youtube video american slang for awry or misaligned. This is being written from a Nexus 7 tablet. I would prefer to be using the native android app for WordPress. There is currently an issue with posting to self hosted WordPress blogs. The issues is also applicable to the iOS version of the app. Whilst I can post from a browser; as I am the apps are much slicker.