Category: Kevin

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

It’s Getting Real

I actually went out and purchased some aluminum stock for making the computer control valve for my Monotype. That’s a piece of 1″ aluminum square bar which will make the mouthpiece that fits against the air holes in the caster’s

Posted in Caster Computer Control, Equipment Acquisition, Repair, and Maintenance, Kevin

A Calligraphy Set We’ve Always had Trouble With

We’ve had this calligraphy set in our store for years, but we’ve never had any success using it. The problem we run into is that the ink does not wet the nibs and flow out properly; instead whatever ink gets

Posted in Calligraphy, Kevin

A Tiny Bird Nest Amidst the Tall Grass

Earlier this week I was picking some wild blackberries that grow along the fences and creek bed at the rear of our property when I ran across this tiny bird nest built on a tussock of tall grass. I only

Posted in Fauna, Kevin

Sorting the Sorts

Now that I have the font display matrices in boxes, I have an assortment of sorts matrices to sort out and store. In addition to the sorts I also had a few cardboard boxes of unfiled small caps, odd sizes,

Posted in Equipment Acquisition, Repair, and Maintenance, Kevin, Matrix Markings