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Sean commented on Max's photo

I made this

"On looking upon it again, I can now see the cherry and poplar. I've been doing this a while, so I can recognize a few woods. At any rate, good work, and I would still like to see more when you have some."
Sean commented on Max's photo

I made this

"I see what looks like maple, oak, purple heart, black walnut and possibly mahogany. Is the centre zebrawood or some kind of rosewood? At any rate, good work. Post more photos of your work as they come along."
Sean replied to Chu Kim's discussion You Are All Figments of My Imagination
"Well, there is that, I suppose."
Oct 17
Sean replied to Chu Kim's discussion You Are All Figments of My Imagination
"And so it has come to this.  This site is now the proud home of solipsists and epic narcissists who make themselves into their own personal deities who at the same time wring their hands and are immobilized in worry and doubt at the thought of…"
Oct 17
Sean replied to Regular Joe's discussion Post Some Cool Flags
"From the Texas revolution.  The rebels adapted  their slogan from the Spartans at Thermopylae: Molon Labe: Come and get them."
Oct 17
Sean replied to Luke Brunne's discussion Hello from Ontario
"You and your partner look familiar.  You aren't working for Reptilia, are you?"
Oct 16
Sean replied to John Muir's discussion "Back in MY Day........"
"My old man used to tell stories about the Second World War, mainly about his time in Italy.  It was mostly about narrow escapes from the MP's, or searching for booze and food.  About the actual battles he saw he said very…"
Oct 16
Sean replied to Regular Joe's discussion Best Young Kids' TV Shows
"My kid loves Octonauts, Mike the Knight, Max and Ruby. Toopy and Binoo and a host of other shows that are gonna cause me to stick a fork in my eye one day soon.   It's starting to make me fondly remember how my elder daughter loved…"
Oct 10
Sean replied to Matthew J Dorry's discussion What do you call your professor when they're a Ph.D., but they tell you to call them by first name.
"What most of the other people said here. She has earned an honorific, but it is her honorific, and if she decides not to use it, go with her wishes. Generally speaking, it's a bad idea to go against a prof's wishes. It doesn't matter…"
Oct 8
Sean replied to Matt's discussion Attacked by Feminists
"Your mistake was in thinking that, as a male, you could add to a feminist discussion. In my experience, they will not tolerate a man saying "yeah, you're right, but..." at all. For most of the feminists I have met, the only acceptable…"
Sep 19
Sean replied to John Moser's discussion Having discovered why The Odyssey is so poorly written, I now know of a new skill we must recover!
"And yet, while he mentions Mnemosyne, (a Titan, not a goddess, if I recall correctly) he fails to mention her most important role in mythology: the mother of the muses.  To the Greeks, memory was the mother of all art."
Sep 19
Sean replied to John Moser's discussion Having discovered why The Odyssey is so poorly written, I now know of a new skill we must recover!
"Of course it's a Christian thing: he did, after all, say "copied by a monk..."   I doubt he was referring to the Tibetan variety. As for the classical era, copying was done by slaves.  The manner was similar,…"
Sep 19
Sean replied to John Moser's discussion Having discovered why The Odyssey is so poorly written, I now know of a new skill we must recover!
"A minor point, but where did you get the idea that monks copied books under a tree?  Monasteries had scriptorums where the monks sat in rows of desks copying hard.  Often one monk would read from a book while a dozen or more monks made…"
Sep 19
Sean replied to Dean F.'s discussion Tips for a new daughter?
"I'm a father of two daughters and one son. Here's my usual response: Accept that life as you know is about to end. You are entering into life as you don't know it, where the rules and standards are constantly shifting. What worked…"
Sep 8
Sean replied to Will's discussion Is it manly to own a cat?
"Of course it is.  It's as manly as heck to own a Hellcat.  They had more kills than any other plane back in the day."
Aug 31
Sean replied to Andrew's discussion The History Channel?
"It isn't just the history channel.  I remember that A&E onc stood for Arts and Entertainment and some of the really good shows they now have.  TLC was once the Learning Channel, and they had some great shows.  I remember…"
Aug 23

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Sean's Blog

Christmas in the Workshop

Posted on December 19, 2011 at 7:19am 0 Comments

I am not one of Santa's elves, but at this time of year I do a reasonable impression.

This year, I am making a couple of hope chests for my daughters.

The challenge in these pieces lies in…


My insanity plea, update,

Posted on April 12, 2011 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

A little over a year ago I posted about one of my ongoing woodworking projects-a homemade pipe organ.  I thought I would drop in an update:  I have finally completed the pipes, all four hundred and change of them,  for the keyboard.  I am now left with a decision:  Should I build fifty pipes for the pedal argan, or should I leave it keyboard only?  The pedal organ pipes would be the largest, and at… Continue

My new kid.

Posted on June 10, 2010 at 10:16pm 2 Comments

My third child, a boy, was born this morning at 9:20 after twenty six and one half hours of labour. Mother and child are doing well.

It's Shakespeare Day!

Posted on April 23, 2010 at 7:30am 8 Comments

Today is the 446th anniversary of the date traditionally assigned to Shakespeare’s birth. It is also the 396th anniversary of his death, but people being what they are, we tend to look upon the birthday rather than the deathday aspect of the matter, thus, perhaps, play some lip service to the long acclaimed notion of the ever-living, immortal bard.

But why do I speak of Shakespeare, the man from Stratford, and his life and death, when many believe that he did not, could not, in any… Continue

Lessons in Manliness

Posted on March 22, 2010 at 11:30am 1 Comment

My father. Born in Hamilton in 1922, died in Mississauga in 1996. In the almost three quarters of a century that he lived, he saw the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, the Second World War, the Post War Boom, the Cold War, the end of the Cold War. At the beginning of his life, cars were a luxury, and carts pulled by horses still rumbled regularly through the streets of Hamilton. The sound of an aeroplane flying overhead was enough to make people run out of their houses and look up. He…


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At 9:50pm on January 19, 2011, DLB said…
Just looked through your photos. Wow, what beautiful woodworking. You must find great satisfaction in working as a master craftsman with wood. Congratulations!
At 9:31am on May 19, 2010, John Wright said…
Welcome to Manly Singers, Sean. Let me know if there is anything you would like to see in the group.
At 9:29am on February 28, 2010, John M said…
Thanks for the welcome, Sean.
At 10:45pm on February 25, 2010, Sean said…
Thanks, guys.
At 1:02pm on February 25, 2010, Brett McKay said…
Happy Birthday, Sean! I've really enjoyed your contributions to the Community.
At 2:51am on February 25, 2010, Michael J. Austin said…
At 10:27pm on February 24, 2010, Michael Allen Troutman said…
Thanks. I figure a guy who takes time to welcome random people to a web community he's not in charge of is probably a guy worth knowing.
At 3:46pm on August 23, 2009, Shaun Daws said…
Welcome to AoM Sean!
At 1:42pm on August 23, 2009, thehuhman said…
Welcome to the AoM Community, Sean. We're glad you're here.

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