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The #Covid19 Lifeline via Instagram

September 7th, 2020 Comments off

The #Covid19 Lifeline

The #Covid19 Lifeline via Instagram

The #Covid19 Lifeline via Instagram

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Leaving work via Instagram

August 27th, 2020 Comments off

Leaving work

Leaving work

My keyboard lights the way to bed at the end of the day.

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New Design: Santa Barbara Palm Trees Tees and More Exclusively From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

August 26th, 2020 Comments off

New Design: Into The Garden With These Birdhouse Products Exclusively From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

August 13th, 2020 Comments off

Home School: [942] Decoded by Sight: Master Lock Personal “Safe” (Model 5900D) via Lock Picking Lawyer on YouTube

August 12th, 2020 Comments off

Home School: The History of the World in Four Maps via Google Maps Mania

August 11th, 2020 Comments off
The History of the World in Four Maps via Google Maps Mania

The animated map above shows the changing borders of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa during the Twentieth Century. It is a a pretty good illustration of how geo-political developments demand frequently updated maps.

I created this animated map using Mundipedia. Munipedia is an interactive map which shows country borders for different dates in history. Enter a date into Munipedia and you can view how the world looked in that year. For example enter the year 1984 and you will see a divided Germany, split into East and West Germany. Skip forward a few years and in 1990 the map shows just the one Germany.

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Recently Purchased: Celebrate The Botanical Past With This “Vintage Bramble Botanical Print” Stickers and More From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

August 11th, 2020 Comments off

The Anarchist’s Workbench via Lost Art Press – Free PDF Download

August 9th, 2020 Comments off
The Anarchist's Workbench
 
The Anarchist's Workbench via Lost Art Press - Free PDF DownloadThe Anarchist's Workbench via Lost Art Press - Free PDF Download
 

“The Anarchist’s Workbench” is – on the one hand – a detailed plan for a simple workbench that can be built using construction lumber and basic woodworking tools. But it’s also the story of Christopher Schwarz’s 20-year journey researching, building and refining historical workbenches until there was nothing left to improve.

Along the way, Schwarz quits his corporate job, builds a publishing company founded on the principles of mutualism and moves into an 1896 German barroom in a red-light district, where he now builds furniture, publishes books and tries to live as an aesthetic anarchist.

“The Anarchist’s Workbench” is the third and final book in the “anarchist” series, and it attempts to cut through the immense amount of misinformation about building a proper bench. It helps answer the questions that dog every woodworker: What sort of bench should I build? What wood should I use? What dimensions should it be? And what vises should I attach to it?

These questions are answered with the perspective of 2,000 years of workbench history.

Surprisingly, the way we immobilize pieces of wood to work on them hasn’t changed much in the last 700 years. But what has changed are the raw bench-building materials available to the modern woodworker. Gone are the massive slabs of oak, maple and beech that built the Western workbenches of our ancestors.

In their stead, we have very expensive hardwoods, plus inexpensive softwoods used for residential construction – yellow pines and firs – that (when used thoughtfully) can produce workbenches that are as heavy, tough and useful as historical examples.

“The Anarchist’s Workbench” also seeks to open your eyes to simpler workbench designs that eschew metal fasteners and instead rely only on the time-tested mortise-and-tenon joint that’s secured with a drawbored peg. The bench plan in the book is based on a European design that spread across the continent in the 1500s. It has only 12 joints, weighs more than 300 pounds and requires less than $300 in lumber.

And while the bench is immensely simple, it is a versatile design that you can adapt and change as you grow as a woodworker.

Oh, one more important fact about the book: You can download it for free. All you have to do is click this link. You don’t have to register for anything or give up your email. Just click the link and the entire book will download to your device in pdf format. The file has no DRM (digital rights management). And it’s covered by a creative commons license that allows you to use the material however you like for non-commercial purposes.

If you prefer a printed book, you can order one for $27. The 344-page 6” x 9” book is printed on #70 matte coated paper. Its signatures are sewn and secured with fiber tape for durability. The pages are hardbound and covered in cotton cloth. Like all Lost Art Press books, it is produced entirely in the United States.

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Recently Purchased: Hammond B3 Organ Masks and More! [For Sale]

August 6th, 2020 Comments off

Liquidambar Leaves In Autumn Watercolor Duffle Bags Exclusively From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [Buy Now]

August 4th, 2020 Comments off