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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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Will you stop freting already? Just scroll and be done with it!

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:46pm
We, We being the Toolemera Press, which is me, is embarking on a fret and scroll saw marathon. Sorrento even! Sorrento, for those unlettered few, is and was, fret work made in or based upon the designs of Sorrento, Italy. Fretwork is a name taken from the frets cut into the face of stringed instruments. Scroll is, well, the form of a scroll as cut by a... scroll saw. Fret Sawing For Pleasure And Profit, published by Henry T. Williams Publishers of New York City in 1877, is the second earliest American book on fret saw work that I have...
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The Instructor: Jointed Toys, 1920 - Sample Page

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 2:21pm
Once upon a midnight dreary, I came upon The Instructor: Jointed Toys For Coloring, Cut Out and Construction Work, by Bess Bruce Cleaveland, 1920. In two parts, both of which I now possess, these are 10" x 12.5" books of toy designs by Ms. Cleaveland for use in grade schools by, of course, grade school children. The originals were published in Normal Instructor, a journal for those educators following the theory and methodology of the Manual Arts system of the turn of the century. "These jointed toys may be cut with scissors, from heavy construction paper or light card board,...
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