• Sick

    Sorry guys! I’ve been sick and had some plumbing issues to sort out. New posts continue tomorrow!

  • Vintage Scrub Plane

    Ready to go 19th Century Scrub Plane

    I received a very neat vintage scrub plane for Christmas. This type of plane has a heavily cambered blade which allows you to work across or diagonally to the grain. The camber allows the blade to both dig in the center while the upswing scores the edges to reduce tearout.

    The grind on the blade was very poor, so I corrected it while attempting to remove as little metal as possible. The resulting look of the grind is not fantastic, but to correct it ‘for looks’ would require removing much more metal. This would reduce the life of the plane by many years.

    Here’s some more pictures of the process and plane.

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  • Better mouse usage through anchoring

    Mouse Anchor Mouse Anchoring

    The act of using a mouse to control a cursor is inherently an inefficient UI paradigm. Luckily there are a few things you can do to reduce both the physical and mental loads that mousing puts upon you.

    One of these is “Mouse Anchoring”

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  • Drum sticks exotic

    Purpleheat Drumsticks Purpleheart Drum sticks

    Hopefully these are the worst sticks ever. Purpleheart isn’t cheap and it isn’t easy to work with in this context.

  • Adventures in the Outdoors

    I went out a short walk at the park down the street to get some wildlife for a project my brother is working on. I snapped a few photos while I was out.

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  • Things I hate about Digital Performer...

    DP Velocity editing

    Digital Performer 9.1 isn’t all roses. There’s quite a few things that I would like improved and features that I feel are blatantly missing compared to the competition. Some of these things cause creative blocks, require tedious workarounds or simply aren’t cool.

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  • Cool Features in Digital Performer... Part 5

    Day 5

    This installment of “Cool Features in Digital Performer” I’m going to wax poetic about: Snapshot Automation, Clippings, OSC Support, Midi Effects, and some more plug-ins.

    Be sure to check out the other DP Features posts!

    Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

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  • Cool Features in Digital Performer... Part 4

    Day 4

    Today’s installment of cool stuff in DP brings you up to snuff on these features: Mixer Scenes, Track Selector, Search Window, and some creative effects. Be sure to check out the other DP Features posts!

    Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 5

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  • Cool Features in Digital Performer... Part 3

    Day 3

    In today’s discussion of neato things in Digital Performer I will be covering: Chunks, Pre-Gen and guitar plug-ins.

    Be sure to check out the other DP Features posts!

    Part 1 Part 2 Part 4 Part 5

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  • Cool Features in Digital Performer... Part 2

    Features again!

    As part of this ongoing series showing some of the cool stuff in Digital Performer 9, today I will discuss: Offline branching undo, Dynamic Equalizer, Spatial Maximizer and Track Grouping.

    Be sure to check out the other DP Features posts!

    Part 1 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5

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