Kolrosing grid-based patterns

I have been asked a few times how I lay out the patterns such as basketweave on my kolrosed spoons. I still really consider myself a novice at this, but would like to share what I have learned. This is in no way a general guide to kolrosing. Other people have already done that far… Read More »

Spoon Hoolie Lineup 2017

Jane Mickelborough http://www.chatquilit.com/ https://www.facebook.com/JaneSpoons/ https://pfollansbee.wordpress.com/2017/01/01/greenwood-fest-2017-instructor-jane-mickelborough/ http://www.sylvaspoon.com/blog/2016/3/3/10-women-of-woodworking-you-need-to-know-about Jill Swan http://jillswan.weebly.com/ https://www.facebook.com/treedomwoods/ https://twitter.com/swanjill?lang=en Werner Fuchs https://www.facebook.com/people/Werner-Fuchs/100007533558834 Jon Purkins https://i.ytimg.com/vi/DUJVMpUHbOc/maxresdefault.jpg https://www.facebook.com/Small.Axe.Creative.Woodcraft/ Cyril Sormani https://www.instagram.com/cyrilsormani/ Adam Hawker http://www.adamhawker.com/ Adrian Lloyd http://adrian-lloyd.co.uk/


I was listening to a freakonomics episode about teaching in american schools , and a quote was mentioned in passing (I think by the founder of KIPP schools) Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. – James Arthur Baldwin I was running errands… Read More »

Wheat as intestinal scourer

A silly train of thought in the car (triggered by seeing a billboard for a “Weetabix on the go” drink), followed by a disastrous experience with some burgers (not rusk-free) this evening, led to this. Food should not make you crap blood.

Enabling lxdm in Fedora 19

Quick tip. Long story short, I decided to swap out gdm for a lighter display manager on an underpowered machine. I found the lxdm is packaged, but when I ran the system-switch-displaymanager helper script it told me that: “The graphical display manager lxdm is not supported yet.” I had a poke around in the system-switch-displaymanager… Read More »

Webex on 64-bit Fedora 19

It’s hard to believe that 32/64-bit compatibility is still an issue in this day an age. I’d hoped it would be plain sailing by now. But no. I use Webex at work, and at some point it and/or java stopped working. I kind of lost track of what I’d done before, but decided I wanted… Read More »