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Old Chairs to Repair

I purchased a couple of old chairs online for $15 each, The woman I bought them from said optimistically that old chairs only needed a quick sand and the vinyl was still good. This was an optimistic assessment of the old chairs. I have started the lengthy process of dismantling one the old chairs so I can repair both. This involves carefully taking the covers off so that you have a pattern for the new material. I have made a short video  of the process thus far. The extensive rotting of some parts has requires a bit of repair. I'm confident I will get a good outcome.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=El_pOjWCtS4&t=3s

Picture This CXXVIII

The link Below contain a post about kermodes pots and such mostly form 18th Century. It not only informative but also surprising. The range of seats and hidden potties is inventive. All I can say is hallelujah for modern plumbing and sanitary ware. https://wp.me/pDK0g-3Pn

By |February 5th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Bandsaw Tips and Gutenberg

This is a very handy  bandsaw video. I have reposted this for two reasons one I have stated the other is my ongoing testing of the new WordPress editor Gutenberg. It's not the best idea to mix two unrelated topics in a single post but I have done this because the the video is useful and I;m testing Gutenberg. The code generated by YouTube slotted right into  a block in Gutenberg without any fuss. I previewed the post and all is good. I did not use a block designed for code.  I have noticed that it takes longer to generate a preview of a post using Gutenberg than the classic editor. I should add that there is some useful content in the video in particular a very practical way to re-saw boards for veneers.

By |November 27th, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

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 The PrinceJust JoeyA Yellow Rose

By |October 14th, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

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

By |October 7th, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

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 . 

By |August 3rd, 2018|Categories: Furniture, News|0 Comments

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

By |August 3rd, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

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

By |June 29th, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments