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08-26-2016 12:13 AM

Making a Splash at Lee Valley Facebook - 33 replies

About a week or so ago I received an email from the social media person at Lee Valley Tools expressing interest in my marquetry and my school. Apparently she had been tipped off by my good LJ buddy John aka Druid . Well things have heated up a little since then. Last week she posted one of my chevalets in their “whatizit” quiz on ...

08-07-2016 11:04 PM

What do you see in this live edge Oak? - 27 replies

I was sorting through a large pile of odd pieces of wood I picked up about ten years ago this afternoon and thought this piece deserved to be cleaned up and looked at. I am just not a live edge guy but this one would be hard to treat otherwise so maybe I’m up for a little fun. Here’s what it looked like after cleaning up. ...

08-06-2016 03:14 PM

BDFT, BF, or FBM? Which do you use? Is it regional? - 43 replies

Ive been curious about this for a while but today while reading another post I decided to ask my fellow LJs and get some answers.Is this another Canadian/American thing like vice/vise? Is it regional East/West?How do you abbreviate “board foot”? I’m from Canada (West coast) and the only one I’ve run into in forty years of...

07-28-2016 05:03 AM

Teaser - 27 replies

I really wanted to get my latest project posted today ….... but alas there were whitecaps in the bay and I was forced to go sailing. It truly is a tough life. Anyway I decided to post a little teaser photo anyway. The project should be up, barring any unseen catastrophes, in the next couple of days. Any speculation on what it might bee?

07-17-2016 12:26 AM

What do you see in this veneer? - 57 replies

We’ve played this game before and it was kind of fun so let’s play it again. I have something in mind. Does anyone think like me?

05-26-2016 11:41 PM

Deadly slow on iPad - 22 replies

Is it just me?Every action seems to take 20- 30 seconds. When I type the cursor moves a few seconds after I finish, then many seconds later the text appears.Only a problem on my iPad, not on my laptop. Also only LJ.Interestingly, the first things that show on a new page are the ads, then a little at a time the page fills in.

03-09-2016 10:50 PM

This is annoying - 33 replies

Is anyone else getting banner ads across zoomed in project photos like this? I don’t get them all the time and haven’t noticed them on my laptop but they come up from time to time on my iPad. Often they are blocking the picture as in the example. I can’t believe this is other than a glitch. I have no problem with ads, it...

01-20-2016 10:56 PM

What I love about Phillips screws - 68 replies

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10-01-2015 12:41 AM

Delta 46-715 lathe, reeves drive problem - 11 replies

My Delta 46-715 lathe has started powering out at high speed. My first thought was a sticky shaft in the Reeves drive, but after disassembling it and cleaning and waxing the shaft it seems that there is very little spring pressure. I can deflect the moving side of the sheave from the high speed position by squeezing the belt together with two fi...

07-28-2015 12:34 AM

Chevalet Demo at Sooke Fine Art Show - 20 replies

Some photos of my chevalet demos at the Sooke Fine Art Show on Saturday. There was lots of interest and several people took course outlines and registration forms for my new marquetry courses. I’m building four new chevalets to allow me to have five students per class. You can watch the progress in this blog. It was great fu...

07-24-2015 02:58 PM

I won two awards! - 64 replies

The winners of the 2015 Veneertech Craftsman’s Challenge were announced today at the AWFS Fair in Las Vegas and while I didn’t place “in the money”, I did manage to win special judge’s awards for my jewellery box in the marquetry category and my old Jack in the box in the specialty items category.I’m pretty pl...

07-15-2015 12:35 AM

Teaching in your shop liabilities - Canada - 23 replies

Last year I gave a chevalet demonstration at a local fine art show where I was asked several times about giving courses etc. This year I have been asked to do a longer demo in which I will include some hands on time for interested viewers. I will be asked again about courses. I would like to pass on some of what I have learned and would like ...

04-06-2015 04:40 AM

Lost Sketchup Codes - 10 replies

I had an inquiry today about a sketchup code that I posted in this V8 Workbench blog in 2012. Apparently the link no longer works. It is of the “frame …........... frame” format like the youtube embed codes that LJ no longer accepts so I suspect that is the problem. I would like to reinstate the link. Anyone have a workaround?

03-09-2015 08:47 PM

Blog posting troubles ??? - 89 replies

I tried to post a blog yesterday and got “Application Error” messages a few times before I separated my lengthy, picture heavy blog into two segments. Then it posted OK. Steve (SPalm) noted that he had received the email notices each time my attempts failed. When he looked for them of course they weren’t there. I noticed to...

01-30-2015 12:37 AM

C clamp to Veneer Press Screw Update - 0 replies

I just posted an update on this blog about making economical veneer press screws from C clamps. It won’t show up as a new blog entry because I added it to the end of the old post as an addendum in order to keep the information together. So …. if you are interested in veneer press screws, check it out.

01-03-2015 12:37 AM

Goodbye to a good old drill - 30 replies

I hate throwing away perfectly good tools but now and then you have no choice. I just threw out my five or six year old Harbor Freight 18V drill because you can’t buy the batteries any more and because their newer drills are so much nicer and the price of lunch out. For those of you who haven’t been looking, HF has really ...

12-27-2014 12:20 AM

Self Serve Bar at Christmas Dinner - 22 replies

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I’ll let it speak for itself. :-) Anyone need some lemons?

11-14-2014 09:17 PM

Anybody tried the $60 HF drill press - 36 replies

I need a small, cheap drill press for square drilling of veneer packets. The only reason that I haven’t bought one of these HF ones before is that the chuck is less than a precision grind and I need to grip #74 drill bits. I just ordered some carbide bits that have 1/8” shanks so that problem should be gone. I’m just wondering ...

10-15-2014 12:23 AM

Gotta love hot hide glue, a small shop mishap - 12 replies

I had a little glue spill today …... on my workbench top. Back in my epoxy days this would have been a major catastrophe if it had been mixed up and worse if it wasn’t, and expensive too. Even with pva glue it would have been a messy cleanup with an unlikely material recovery prognosis. ...but with HHG, I just waited for it to coo...

10-01-2014 02:51 AM

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