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Re: Good things that come out of this pandemic...

February 12th, 2021, 11:28 pm

Dear Lord! If it weren’t your own forum I’d call you out on that. Now we’ll have to wait for trackstar to impose her discipline.
 
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Re: Good things that come out of this pandemic...

February 12th, 2021, 11:49 pm

Dear Lord! If it weren’t your own forum I’d call you out on that. Now we’ll have to wait for trackstar to impose her discipline.
Nope, no more discipline from me.  You guys do whatever you want - free speech, riots, bitcoin shenanigans, giant slalom without ski poles, skinny dipping in subzero temperatures, and whatever else you can dream up. Valentine's Day is coming too! Caning can take on a whole new dimension for that special day!

On caning (the chair kind, not the whipping kind), I actually worked at a furniture restoration shop one summer when I was in college.  I learned how to cane, but also worked on rush seats, and my favorite - Shaker tape.  Weaving of all kinds was fun, but i found that cane was rough on my hands. Shaker tape was colorful and a similar over-under process, but much easier that way.

So, good that Paul is learning a trade skill and I enjoyed his little list. 
Edit: added a piece of cane for comparison.

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Re: Good things that come out of this pandemic...

February 13th, 2021, 12:11 am

Those three are for beginners. Mine is more like this:  

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And these come in two varieties: Pre-woven and glued in; Hand-woven. The above is hand-woven, much harder. Harder still is mine which is not nicely trapezoidal or elliptical.
 
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Re: Good things that come out of this pandemic...

February 13th, 2021, 12:24 am

You are so competitive. : )

I did pressed cane (the prefab kind) and this kind too, but no overly complex non-trapezoidal, non-elliptical forms.

Now I stick with embroidery and quilting - and have a nice pile of that!

Looking forward to more pictures. You win on cane; I win on soft, comfy quilts - (perfect for a long winter night after you are exhausted from your caning).

A pair of stilettos and fishnet nylons vanished mysteriously!
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Re: Good things that come out of this pandemic...

February 13th, 2021, 2:00 am

Dear Lord! If it weren’t your own forum I’d call you out on that. Now we’ll have to wait for trackstar to impose her discipline.
My mind wanders when I'm caning it.
 
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Re: Good things that come out of this pandemic...

February 13th, 2021, 12:57 pm

An example of recent work - this will be a small mat for a table - made from cloth leftover from a large quilt I finished last weekend.

You can always cut the pieces up smaller and make a complicated pattern, but simple can be beautiful too. 
 
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Re: Good things that come out of this pandemic...

February 13th, 2021, 6:52 pm

  • trackstar:
You are so competitive. : )

I did pressed cane (the prefab kind) and this kind too, but no overly complex non-trapezoidal, non-elliptical forms.

Now I stick with embroidery and quilting - and have a nice pile of that!

Looking forward to more pictures. You win on cane; I win on soft, comfy quilts - (perfect for a long winter night after you are exhausted from your caning).

A pair of stilettos and fishnet nylons vanished mysteriously!
Why _two_ locks?
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Re: Good things that come out of this pandemic...

February 13th, 2021, 6:57 pm

Why _two_ locks?
Maybe redundancy in the security system - not a bad principle?  

Anyway, re: good things... - remote Valentine's Day!

I like this picture - it is over the top too, but in a nice way.
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February 13th, 2021, 8:35 pm

Why _two_ locks?
Maybe redundancy in the security system - not a bad principle?  

Still, have the WD40 ready just in case.
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February 15th, 2021, 10:19 am

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March 11th, 2021, 9:22 pm

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March 11th, 2021, 9:34 pm

or maybe this; every day start counting from zero.

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June 11th, 2021, 10:23 am

20 Bono is back

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A man of the people. Put your hands on the screen.
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Re: Good things that come out of this pandemic...

June 22nd, 2021, 3:17 pm

I don’t sense much interest in going back to the office among people I work with. I can’t help the feeling that many have developed certain habits and preferences over the last fifteen months, ranging from dog walking to afternoon drinking, that are not really compatible with office life. Not to mention the commute. And, like, having to wear shoes (and pants!). Since the most compelling reason to go to the office is to meet colleagues, I’m not quite sure that a critical mass will build up naturally. So management may be required to do something, although hopefully something a little less harsh than Goldman and Morgan Stanley.