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Blog entry by toolemera posted 11-09-2007 01:06 AM 642 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Folks

When is something new still ephemera?

http://toolemerablog.typepad.com/toolemera/

And my thanks to Phil Edwards

Best
Gary

PS… don’t drool on your keyboard

-- Gary Roberts, Dedham MA, www.toolemera.com



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#1 posted 11-09-2007 01:25 AM

Phil’s a jock

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#2 posted 11-09-2007 05:45 AM

Gary, you got Phil’s permission to use his image in your blog, right?

-- Ethan, http://thekiltedwoodworker.com

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#3 posted 11-09-2007 07:43 AM

We’re all copacetic on this end.

Thanks for the concern
Gary

-- Gary Roberts, Dedham MA, www.toolemera.com

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#4 posted 11-09-2007 03:46 PM

Great blog, by the way. I’ve often wondered about the impact of being so digital years down the road.

Personally, I’m a big fan of having a physical portfolio of completed works. I still use graph paper to work out dimensions and design and, much to my wife’s chagrin, I have about 15 sketch books and notepads I’ve left laying around the house with ideas for future projects in them. I like to be able to grab one the minute I have an idea come to mind, so I don’t forget it.

It might be interesting to some day come up with a portfolio-type book that includes those initial ideas, project notes, design drawings and then color photos of the finished piece…

-- Ethan, http://thekiltedwoodworker.com

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#5 posted 11-09-2007 08:06 PM

Thanks for the compliment. The blog is a lot of fun and much more immediate than the website. I sketch out website ideas and trees on paper first. Actually whatever piece of scrap paper I can find. Things to build or repair are rough sketched by hand, then refined as the project progresses. Mostly I do that so I won’t forget some minor point. That whole topic of what to do, or not do, to preserve purely digital information is vexing. Although the drop in price of storage is helping. But we know that DVD media and hard discs are not forever. Even the laudable tape reels are a mess. We have stacks of them at work but no way to read them!

Gary

P: don’t wait forever on the portfolio, get it online

-- Gary Roberts, Dedham MA, www.toolemera.com

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#6 posted 11-09-2007 09:34 PM

Eh, I’m actually working on developing my gallery on the website (see signature), but that takes time and energy. Unfortunately, a friend of mine is helping me develop it, so it depends a little more on what time and energy HE has available for it.

I’m not as familiar with XML, but I think once I get the hang of how it all flows, hopefully I’ll be able to pick up on it and do some of the work on my own.

I was going to develop a blog for the website, too, but… I stumbled onto LJ and didn’t feel the need to reinvent the wheel, you know? If I ever have the time to blog, I’ll do so here.

-- Ethan, http://thekiltedwoodworker.com

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#7 posted 11-13-2007 05:40 PM

The welcomes keep rolling in! I guess that means I better break out the camera and take some pictures of projects. Unfortunately I can’t fit them on the scanner, which is my primary means of imaging now-a-days. Once I clear a mound of clothes, I’ll post a pic or two of a blanket chest I rescued from the obscurity of a local ‘antique’ shop. In the meantime, there is some interesting stuff recently posted at the blog and the site regarding two cabinet card images:

http://toolemerablog.typepad.com/toolemera/

Thanks again for the great welcome
Gary

-- Gary Roberts, Dedham MA, www.toolemera.com

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