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Warm still with the life of forgotten men

I have seen part of this poem used a signature block. Apparently DH Lawrence was troubled by modernity. Things men Have Made Things men have made with wakened hands, and put soft life into Are awake through years with transferred touch, and go on glowing For long years. And for this reason, some old things are lovely Warm still with the life of forgotten men who made them. DH Lawrence

By |August 5th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

Welcome to the Gutenberg Editor

Of Mountains & Printing Presses The goal of this new editor is to make adding rich content to WordPress simple and enjoyable. This whole post is composed of pieces of content—somewhat similar to LEGO bricks—that you can move around and interact with. Move your cursor around and you’ll notice the different blocks light up with outlines and arrows. Press the arrows to reposition blocks quickly, without fearing about losing things in the process of copying and pasting. What you are reading now is a text block the most basic block of all. The text block has its own controls to be moved freely around the post... ... like this one, which is right aligned. Headings are separate blocks as well, which helps with the outline and organization of your content. A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words Handling images and media with the utmost care is a primary focus of the new editor. Hopefully, you’ll find aspects of adding captions or going full-width with your pictures much easier and robust than before. If your theme supports it, you’ll see the "wide" button on the image toolbar. Give it a try. Try selecting and removing or editing the caption, now you don’t have to be careful about selecting the image or other text by mistake and ruining the presentation. The Inserter Tool Imagine everything that WordPress can do is available to you quickly and in the same place on the interface. No need to figure out HTML tags, classes, or remember complicated shortcode syntax. That’s the spirit behind the inserter—the (+) button you’ll see around the editor—which allows you to browse all available content blocks and add them into your post. Plugins and themes are able [...]

By |July 23rd, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

Penmaking

Pen on the LathePen Blanks Preparing Pen BlanksPen Making Pen Making is interesting as you can make nice pens with what amounts to fine timber veneers. Using relatively small amounts of timber great results can be achieved. Typically a timber blank somewhere between 15mm square to 25mm square will suffice. It's a great way to use up offcuts and scraps The pen on the lathe picture shows a completed pen which has a celery top pine veneer Phyllocladus aspleniifolius. I also used some applewood which does look quite similar in colour. The last picture features some fish tail oak Neorites. This is a darker timber but proved a little troublesome when turning. I have tried to stabilise it with this superglue. I usually glue the brass tubes which reside in the timber blanks with five minute two part epoxy. However this time I decided to use up some old regular epoxy , this usually cures in 24 hours. This time around a week later the glue had not set causing me quite bit of grief. I had to use superglue to to reinforce the two part epoxy. Even then when I was squaring up the ends some of the brass tubes worked loose. A lesson learnt in penmaking dont use old two part epoxy. I have managed to get on and make the pens.

By |August 31st, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: |0 Comments

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
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