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The Great Tumblr Experiment

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:46pm
Even though the lack of an 'e' in Tumblr annoys me to no end, Tumblr has become a major player in the peculiar world of social media. Even businesses, both large and small, have begun to use Tumblr blogs to extend their reach into our brains. Thus, the nascent Toolemera Books Tumblr Blog. Not really so big an experiment but annoying to another end in finding a theme that worked for me. Work it I did. More customization is needed but that can wait until another day. Till next, Gary
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Charles Hayward and William Fairham

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:04am
Just added an image to my fledgling FB shop page to replace the blank banner space. Toolemera Press at Facebook The image is from William Fairham's opus: Woodworking Tools And How To Use Them, one of my most popular reprints. Some of you may have heard of Charles Hayward, who is often touted as the best mid-20th century author of woodworking books ever and a must read. In truth, Hayward took the books of Fairham at the request of the publisher, Evans Bros., updated them for the 1950's craft interests and never gave credit to Fairham. Fairham's books are important...
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Toolemera Books Holiday Sale - 20% Discount

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 9:57pm
From now until December 31, 2014, take 20% off any and all orders placed through TOOLEMERABOOKS.COM Enter code at checkout : KZV7Y0O5CBDN You can order as many times as you wish, until December 21, 2014. Note: discount codes cannot be combined. Please use this code for Toolemera Blog orders. My thanks to all for your support and have a great Holiday! Gary Roberts
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Yet another reason why I use Lightning Source-Ingram Publishing Group

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 3:11pm
Dear Publisher, At Lightning Source, we are committed to providing the broadest reach possible for your content and to make business as easy as possible for retailers, wholesalers, and other customers. Currently, Lightning Source has direct metadata feeds to a small number of retailers and wholesalers and a large data relationship with our affiliated company, Ingram Book Group. To improve accuracy, service, and efficiency, we will be consolidating all Lightning Source title feeds to Ingram Book Group, a part of Ingram Content Group. Ingram Book Group will be the data feed service partner for all Lightning Source wholesale business. Through...
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360WoodWorking - What They're All About

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:41am
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Edith Ann is one lucky cat and Steve Johnson is one loving cat Dad

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 9:12pm
This is Edith Ann, a cat who recently was diagnosed with cancer. Steve Johnson is Edith Ann's cat person, whose lap you see Edith Ann napping upon. Despite the financial strain full vet care represented to Steve and his family, Edith Ann received the full treatment, surgery to remove the tumour and followup meds and care to help her in her recovery. I've never met Steve in person, but have known him for years and consider him a friend. By extension, so is Edith Ann my friend and when friends are in need, friends step up and do something to...
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360Woodworking Talks!

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 12:03pm
Over at Modern Woodworking Association, Chuck Bender, Glenn Huey and Bob Lang took some time to talk about what their ideas are on how to deliver really, really, really good woodworking stuff to people via 360Woodworking.com To hear the discussion, go to: Modern Woodworking Association
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360Woodworking Talks!

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 12:02pm
Over at Modern Woodworking Association, Chuck Bender, Glenn Huey and Bob Lang took some time to talk about what their ideas are on how to deliver really, really, really good woodworking stuff to people via 360Woodworking.com To hear the discussion, go to: Modern Woodworking Association
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Bob Lang Bakes Donuts

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 5:10pm
I give you, in full, Bob Lang's treatise on donuts, quoted in full from his Facebook post, without his express permission but, I have no doubt, with his blessings. "Suppose there are these three guys who have spent their entire lives around donuts. Their paths cross when they work together in a donut shop, and after several years they start thinking "maybe we should open our own donut shop?" They tell each other "that's a crazy idea, who in their right mind would want to get into that business?" Eventually they start thinking, "what if we did things differently? What...
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360Woodworking.com

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 10:39am
360woodworking.com What Happened At Popular Woodworking
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The Lu Lu Tales - Published By Samuel Raynor, 1852

Sat, 10/04/2014 - 6:04pm
For children small, both one and all, This little book is made; And if it teach as well as please, I shall be well paid. The opening lines of Samuel Raynor's Lu Lu Tales: Alphabet, tells it all. Published by Samuel Raynor, No. 76 Bowery, New York; 1852, this is but one of a series of educational picture books of the Lu Lu series. Raynor published books for children in a variety of "tales" and these are two of my favorites. Enjoy!
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Elf Doors with The Drunken Woodworker

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 9:23am
I knew there was something missing from my backyard. Full disclosure: My backyard is eight feet deep, cement, sand and weeds, followed by a tall wood fence with trees on the other side. My knowing there was something missing is a'turn of phrase' meant to lure you into reading the rest of this post. The Drunken Woodworker is Dave Picciuto who is my new favorite blog to follow. His discussion of Elf Doors, their construction and installation, is a must-view for anyone interested in wood, trees, beer and elves. Although I don't have a tree on this side of the...
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The Hand-Book Of Artillery - 1860

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 4:05pm
1. What is understood by the term Artillery? Heavy fire-arms of every description. 2. How many kinds of Artillery are employed in the land service of the United States? Four, viz.: Guns, Howitzers, Columbiads and Mortars. 3. How are these pieces distinguished? According to their use, as Sea-coast, Garrison, Siege, and Field Artillery. 4. What metals are used in the construction of Artillery? All heavy artillery, such as that for the sea-coast, siege and garrison equipment, is made of iron; and that for field service, of bronze. From: The Hand-Book Of Artillery, For The Service Of The United States (Army...
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Bess Bruce Cleaveland - Instructor Jointed Toys

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 9:19am
The large format scanning of Instructor Jointed Toys, by Bess Bruce Cleavland, 1920, books one and two, is complete. Next up, the manual cleaning up of each image of background junk not relevant to the subject. Who was Ms. Cleaveland? From the Ohio Memory Collection comes this brief bio: "Bess Bruce Cleaveland was from Washington Court House, Ohio and attended art school in New York. She taught art and illustrated children's books, postcards and teaching materials for health and safety and Sunday School in the 1910s-1930s" An accomplished illustrator and artist, Ms. Cleaveland's iconic illustrations for children's books set a...
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Digital Document Distribution: Say it ain't so, Joe!

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 6:59pm
Over at a LinkedIn independent publishers group I follow, a question was asked regarding suggestions for ePub formats and delivery methods that are secure, profitable and marketable for the type of books that I reprint. Ok, so I asked the question. A lively and informative discussion has followed my asking said question, at the end of which I took to my soap box and wrote: "Dave writes: "I don't think consumers would be too happy". What an excellent title for an article about the current state of digital distribution of epub docs! The librarian in me wants the customer to...
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Digital Document Distribution: Say it ain't so, Joe!

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 6:59pm
Over at a LinkedIn independent publishers group I follow, a question was asked regarding suggestions for ePub formats and delivery methods that are secure, profitable and marketable for the type of books that I reprint. Ok, so I asked the question. A lively and informative discussion has followed my asking said question, at the end of which I took to my soap box and wrote: "Dave writes: "I don't think consumers would be too happy". What an excellent title for an article about the current state of digital distribution of epub docs! The librarian in me wants the customer to...
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On the correct contraction of 'I Would', Being 'I'ld' and not 'I'd'.

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 5:49pm
A comment came to me concerning the quote contained within emails eminating from my email account. To wit: "I'ld rather read a good book, then write a bad one." Christopher Morley. The suggestion was that 'I'ld' is incorrect and that only 'I'd' is the proper contraction of 'I would'. Those who now me now that I yam very perticuler about how I spel and how I mangle the English language. It is incumpent upon me to correct this correction by explaining the language of Shakespeare, Great Britain, some parts of Canada and most everyone over the age of 50. Shakespeare...
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Stanley Catalog 34 Mockup, Stanley Steel Plane Advertising, Woodcraft Advertising and a Tintype

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 8:58pm
It was much too rainy today to go fishing. I should have stayed in and done some work on a few books to be published. I could have spent time unpacking yet more boxes. So I went out and did a bit of antique shop picking. First we have the tintype. It's a tintype copy of a tintype, uncommon but certainly something done then and found now. But what a tintype it is! Mirror images of all four sides of this Gent is one of the more unusual images I've seen. I can only guess that the Gent wanted to...
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What The Well Dressed Fret Sawyer Should Wear

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 8:55pm
From: Fretwork And Marquetry: A Practical Manual by David Dennings, 1895 Obviously the amateur pursuing the art and crafts of fretwork and marquetry must dress appropriately when commencing a project. Till next, Gary
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