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Anybody here like geometry?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s confused film star is Stylvester Sallone. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Well, you see, yesterday my neighbour asked me if I’d like to draw, and then cut out from a large piece of 12 mm board, a couple of … Continue reading

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Oh, I do like a nice puzzle!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1933 novel Laughter in the Dark, which I am currently re-reading: Margot was holding Frau Levandovsky’s fat yellow dachshund in her lap. She pulled up the animal’s soft silky ears … Continue reading

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Oh, not more lino printing Dave!…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Topday’s typing error that I regularly make, is the one that slips in when I’m typing the word Today’s in this opening section of my post. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Well, I seem to have embarked on yet another … Continue reading

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Enjoying messing about on the bench…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word Plantagenet. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Me, I love pratting about (PA) with things and ‘improving’ them – it’s a very satisfying thing to do. One evening about a … Continue reading

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Aliens, a mirror, and the plan chest top…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot is the one of me and Charlton Heston sitting eating bananas by his chariot on the set of Ben-Hur in 1958. (BH) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I found that I was about … Continue reading

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Using the cabinet scraper…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s mammoth is the one sitting on the park bench in the sunshine occasionally sniffing his armpits. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here’s a nice picture I took last December. My neighbour Dave really loves his woodwork.

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The tale of the veneered box…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s heraldic term is ‘counterermine’ – one of the furs – black with white tails. (Ermine – white with black tails, like a stoat’s winter coat.) Counterermine. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> When I was at art school many years … Continue reading

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