Archive for September, 2019


September 27, 2019

Steve Hoffman Music Forums/ records with tight spindle hole. Comment:

The problem here is usually there’s no chamfer to the spindle hole. (A slight angle around the rim of each end of the hole) Instead of using a steel screwdriver, try a plain old plastic body click-top ball point pen, insert it, and rotate it a few times at a very shallow angle. That way you’re not cutting up the hole, you’re just swaging a slight chamfer.


a transitional edge between two faces of an object. A form of bevel, it is created at 45° angle to two adjoining right-angled faces


A tool, used by blacksmiths and other metalworkers, for cold shaping of a metal item.

September 20, 2019

Interesting observation. “You can always tell when a man is writing his own name. He has a special way of moving.” (Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye.)

September 14, 2019

Imaginative Qualities of Actual Things. Sorrentino states, with a little hostility, what I’ve been telling myself about Ezra Pound (pp.197):

They “come to the conclusion” that Pound, after all, is more an influence and teacher and guiding light than he is a poet. That’s what they say in these “reviews.”