My Father's Pencil Sharpener Oct 09, 2023

"My Father's Pencil Sharpener" by Harold Ross

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My father taught me many things; among them, how to build things and how to repair things by hand. Along with those skills, he gave me a great...

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In Praise of Chickens Sep 24, 2023

In Praise of Chickens… 

 

We are fortunate to have as neighbors (not direct neighbors, but just a few minutes from our house), Brandon and Amanda Clare, who are Lancaster, PA...

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Lathe Countershaft Sep 14, 2023

 

"Lathe Countershaft" by Harold Ross

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As many of you know, I love vintage tools and machinery. Recently, my friend Zach Gillenwater, who is a very knowledgeable collector and restorer...

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Wilton Bullet Vise Sep 06, 2023

 

"Wilton Bullet Vise" by Harold Ross

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In the world of vintage tools, the Bullet Vise is arguably one of the coolest. A superb example of design and function coming together. Wilton...

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Creating a Graduated Highlight Using the Inverse Square Law Sep 04, 2023

In Light Painting, we normally try to keep the distance (between light and subject) consistent in order to keep the brightness consistent. That doesn't mean we always use the same...

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Oil Can with Copper Sphere Aug 23, 2023

 

"Oil Can #11 (with Copper Sphere)" by Harold Ross

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It's no secret that I love oil cans, or "oilers", to be more exact!

In today's age of modern technology, we sometimes forget that...

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Baby Rolleiflex Aug 01, 2023

 

"Baby Rollei" by Harold Ross

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Baby Rolleiflex, aka the “Gray Baby”


The “Baby” Rolleiflex was produced in gray between the years of 1957 and 1963. From...

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My Grandfather's Pipes Jul 01, 2023

 

"My Grandfather's Pipes" by Harold Ross

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For over 30 years, I have been experimenting with the specialized technique of light painting which has given me the ability to show...

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