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This Whole Gutenberg Thing

Not really a woodworking topic but I think that Gutenberg will change the way I write. What I’m not really sure about is how this will manifest itself. Each iteration of the Gutenberg plugin sees more polish and refinement as we move forward to WordPress 5.0. This is when Gutenberg becomes part of WordPress core.

I have taken the chance and installed the Gutenberg plugin so that i have some opportunity to use it before it becomes mainstream. 

Maybe its me but I find adding media from cloud based services a bit clunky. I primarily use Google photos and would love to be able to directly import my photos from there. The old tried and tested uploading to the site almost always works

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The Historic Evidence for Tool Selection and Use — Lost Art Press

This is an excerpt from “Make a Joint Stool from a Tree” by Jennie Alexander and Peter Follansbee. There are several sources we use to learn about a 17th-century joiner’s tool kit. The surviving furniture retains many tool marks left by the joiners. These marks can include those from riving and hewing, layout marks for stock dimensioning and joinery, and even […]
via The Historic Evidence for Tool Selection and Use — Lost Art Press

Exhibition | The Genius of Grinling Gibbons

Exhibition | The Genius of Grinling Gibbons

This is worth a look fantastic carving.

More Images with Gutenberg

Just trying the gallery tool seems to work without too much hassle. The Gutenberg thing is a bit of a paradigm shift. I think I am getting my head around it. This is an attempt to use the gallery block. Easy enough but I can’t see any obvious way to fiddle with the gallery lay out . 

Testing the New Gutenberg Editor

This is my first attempt at using the new Gutenberg editor. Looks very different and in the true style of a man I didn’t bother with the instructions. I have discovered the blocks and this one is a paragraph block. The next thing  may be a picture block. I found the colour changer on the side bar seems to have popped up when I wasn’t looking

Ill be interested to see how  easy inserting pictures will be. This has always been my least favourite part of WordPress. The picture below was taken on my Samsung S5  and is part of a chair that I am currently repairing. The picture was downloaded from Google Pics and inserted with drag and drop. 

chair repair

Nancy Hiller’s ‘English Arts & Crafts Furniture’ Book — Lost Art Press

Speaking as someone who has read too many woodworking books, there are a few archetypes: the project book (“Birdhouse Bonanza”), the tool book (“Router Rodeo!”) and the black-turtleneck-and-beret books on why me make things (“My Mortise is Deeper than My Soul”). Nancy Hiller’s new book “English Arts & Crafts Furniture” is none of these books. […]
via Nancy Hiller’s ‘English Arts & Crafts Furniture’ Book — Lost Art Press

Not Woodworking

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

https://vimeo.com/134804111
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