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Jim Nolan
New York
Jim grew up in Buffalo, NY. He likes Duff's wings.
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Done by Howie's steady hand. Nice job, Howie! Continue reading
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Before. After. Howie Mook can't stand to see a Buffalo Forge grill suffer. So when he saw this one at an estate sale, he knew what he had to do. Just for the fun of it, he also painted a side table Buffalo Forge green. See below. Nice job, as always, Howie. Photo credit: Howie Mook. Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2015 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Detail. Beautiful relief sculpture located just south of Rockefeller Plaza, across the street from the Today Show studio. Click to enlarge. Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Dogs are all about gathering—and dispersing—data. Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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This would be a popular fountain, I'm sure, wherever it was. But I bet people would put soap in it. Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2015 at Jim Nolan's Blog
I remember that piece! It's a really unexpected behavior. Robins seem so gentle and stolid, then they act all crazy (to us).
Toggle Commented Jul 17, 2015 on When Robins Attack at Jim Nolan's Blog
Thanks, Alice. I wish I were back in Vejbystrand, but it's my folks who are back visiting. The Jim Nolan in the photo is my dad, who stole my name. You would love Sweden, it's a beautiful country full of smart, creative people.
Toggle Commented Jul 17, 2015 on Vejbystrand, Sweden, 1970 at Jim Nolan's Blog
A robin got a little territorial with our Honda in Maine recently. It didn't do any damage but it made a mess, explaining its Latin binomial, Turdus migratorius. You can read about the behavior here. Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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I love how well this is drawn. Nice one, Isy! Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Must have been bubblegum pop. Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2015 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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I love how this one is composed and drawn. Click to enlarge. Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at Jim Nolan's Blog
Ha! Alice, it's a problem unique to a small minority of Buffalonians.
Toggle Commented Jun 18, 2015 on Adam Gibson's Paint of Choice at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Photo credit: Adam Gibson Adam Gibson reports on a recent Buffalo outing with his son Trent: "I am not sure if you have ever had the opportunity to visit the Buffalo Fire Museum but it is really something you should consider on one of your trips home. I meant to tell you weeks ago when we were there that I ran into some older gentle souls that volunteer there that used to work for Buffalo Forge. Most of the tour guides are retired fireman and like I mentioned the one guy I spoke with had some amazing Buffalo forge stories... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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A Buffalo Forge grill gets hot—hot enough to melt rivets. Adam Gibson, who really knows how to restore them, recommends this paint. Adam writes: "There is no better product to use for these grills than KBS Xtreme temperature coating! I hand paint mine on with three coats... anyone wishing to restore their grill or touch it up can use it on the pan and the heat shield. For hard to reach spots the high heat paint in the spray form will work fine. I hand paint all my items carefully and take my time to make it look good. This... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Sounds like an excellent project. From today's Bannerman Six Chix from King Features Syndicate. Click to enlarge to enjoy the drawing in more detail. Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2015 at Jim Nolan's Blog
Thank you Howie for this demo of your restored BF drill press going through angle iron. What a beautiful and ingenious machine. Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2015 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Howie Mook's handiwork on display. I really like how he picked out the lettering in white. Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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A time-saving tip for the new month. Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Just starting this terrific new book about the Battle of Cantigny, the first U.S. engagement in WW1 and the one in which my great uncle, John Curry, was killed by a sniper. Matt Davenport has a gift for storytelling. Despite the wealth of information he provides, he makes it easy to keep turning the page. Matt wrote to me about John and I supplied him with copies of some letters John's fellow soldiers sent to the family. Matt actually tracks some of John's movements during the battle—it's amazing to read, like I'm finally understanding what really happened. John's mother, Sara... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2015 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Photo credit: Howie Mook How cool is this? And how cool is all the other stuff in Howie's garage (not to mention his '56 Chevy). Great job, Howie! Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2015 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Click to enlarge, to see just how beautiful this drawing is. Nice, Isabella. Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2015 at Jim Nolan's Blog
Posted May 18, 2015 at Jim Nolan's Blog