Category: Kevin

Blog (and website) more fixed

Warning: Extreme Web geek talk ahead! Well, at the time of the last post I thought I had everything on our website working again, but I was wrong. There appears to be a bug in WordPress (which has nothing to

Posted in About this blog, Kevin

Blog fixed (and a cute kitten)

It has been a while since I posted to this blog, so now that our server is all updated and I have WordPress working again I have a bit of catching up to do. For now, I offer cute kitten

Posted in About this blog, Fauna, Kevin, Other people

A Little Printing Job

Last October I was printing some “Save the Date” cards for a customer, and decided to take a video of the work. It only too me 8 months to edit the clips into a single video, but, after much delay,

Posted in C&P Old Style 7×11, Kevin, Printing

Now I know…

…why the Monotype manuals say not to raise or lower the pot unless it is molten. They never explained why this could cause any problems, and the pump piston linkage is jointed enough to follow the pot up and down

Posted in Composition Caster, Equipment Acquisition, Repair, and Maintenance, Kevin, Monotype Composition Caster

Making my mill more rigid

In my shop, I have a Sherline mill. Normally I have it set up like a model 5000 series, with a solid column, for rigidity and to reduce the number of adjustments that can go out of whack. Recently I

Posted in Basement Workshop, Kevin

An Unusual Monotype Mould

I found an unusual Lanston Monotype 30pt display mould (for the Composition caster and Type and Rule caster) at my last visit to Don Black’s. What intrigued me was that the top of the blade appeared to be split into

Posted in Equipment Acquisition, Repair, and Maintenance, Kevin, Mystery Parts, Type Casting

Some Pix from Gaspereau

So here it is three weeks later and I’m finally posting some of my photos from my visit to the Gaspereau Press Wayzgoose. With Hallowe’en coming up many of the yards in Kentville were decorated with Pumpkin People. These are

Posted in Audrey, Kevin, Letterpress, Other people, Past Events Tagged with: ,

Going to the Gaspereau Wayzgoose

I’ve decided that this year, I’ll finally spend a few days to attend the Wayzgoose at Gaspereau Press in Kentville, Nova Scotia. This year the event takes place October 24th, and I plan to drive there and back, a 2-day

Posted in Kevin, Letterpress, Other people, Past Events Tagged with: ,

Finally fixing an arduino shield

Three years ago I attended SoOnCon 2012 hosted by Diyode in Guelph. The “badge” for this event was an Arduino Uno board, with Codeshield, a shield of general-purpose sensors and actuators, all mounted with a battery pack on a custom-made

Posted in Diyode, Kevin, Lily, Personal

My tomato plants are dying (again)

I’m finding that the tomato plants in my vegetable garden, which have been growing so well up until now, are doing the same thing they’ve done for the past three or four years: They suddenly wilt, sicken, and die. What

Posted in Gardening, Kevin

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