Hello everyone, hope you all had a pretty good year in 2010, and that you all had a good christmas and l hope you all have a safe new years eve and a good successfull healthy year in 2011.I myself had planed and hoped for a better year in 2010 than it was, but as it happens not always life gives what you hope for.The past year as with many people, has been a financial struggle, which l hope 2011 is even 50% better would be happy. I had hoped to take 3-4 woodworking 10 week courses like l t...
Here in Holland we have 2 Christmasday’s on the 25th and the 26th….Don’t ask me why because I don’t know.We also have 2 Easterday’s and 2 Whitsunday’s So my question is…...Where in the world do they have that too…and do you know why? Houtje
Well I didn’t finish much. My appendix acted up and I spent 3 days back and forth to the hospital before christmas. Luckily I got out on the 23rd and though I was in great pain I was able to finish the sewing of the bedding for the doll cradles and the wife painted them for me. Of course she spent the whole time worrying that she wasn’t doing a good enough job. I had to keep reminding her that they are toys and don’t have to be perfect. So the cradles got finished. I ...
There’s a new post on the Little Good Pieces Blog: “Wing Chun Dummy – Making the Frame, Part 2”. I correct some joinery errors and glue up the frame. Check it out! http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2010/12/26/wing-chun-dummy-making-the-frame-part-2/
It was a very nice day yesterday. Although there was no snow on the ground, my practical side got the best of me and I rationalized that it was far better to drive on dry pavement than in the snow and ice. The Mustang has been parked and won’t see the road until the spring thaw, but even with a more practical vehicle, it was still better to be safe this way than have the romanticism of a white Christmas. When I awoke this morning, there seems to be a hint of a dusting of snow on the ...
Renovo and Collins just released the first FSC-certified bicycle in the states. They’re beautiful! Meanwhile, bamboo has been used by several designers to make bicycle frames, with some companies even letting you build your own bike at their studios.
Woodworking-Related Content (internet) #3: Flemish Origins of Santa Clause--Who Apparently Was a Woodworker
One of my favourite blogs, the Flemish American recently posted about the Flemish origins of Santa Clause. If you follow this link and scroll down to the 4th picture (i recommend reading this quality blog, though), you can see Santa in his workshop. The workbench looks a bit English, because of the apron, no?
I am overwhealmed this year with new literature for Christmas. I asked for some books and shared my amazon wish list with family. What I got was Handplane Essentials from “The Schwarz” (my hero), The Handplane Book by Garret Hack, and James Krenov’s second and third books (I already have and love the first). I’m about halfway through Chris’s book and can’t wait to read them all. Merry Christmas to all of you on LJ’s and thanks for the inspiratio...
Jack and Jill, Went up the hill.To fetch a pail of water. Jack fell down,And broke his crown,And Jill came tumbling after. Then up Jack got,and home did trot.To old dame dob,Who fixed his KNOB,With vinegar and brown paper. What does this have to do with a machinist toolbox? well. I also had to fix my knobs, but not with vinegar and not with brown paper (although the walnut IS indeed brown)... read on: I wasn’t feeling too well today so I probably should not have done much wo...
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