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Jim Nolan
New York
Jim grew up in Buffalo, NY. He likes Duff's wings.
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Must have been bubblegum pop. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago 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
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Another beautiful relief sculpture, with gold leaf accents. They don't make 'em like this anymore. Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2015 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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The color is untrue in the second, closer shot, but I wanted to post it to show the beauty of the detail. This is outside the French pavilion on 5th Avenue. Thus the national motto of France below the top sculpture: Liberté, égalité, fraternité. Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2015 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Rockefeller Center art deco relief sculpture. The Greek god Hermes, with winged hat and sandals. Looks like he's flying above the waves. Below is another—sorry, don't know who. If you do, please leave a comment. Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2015 at Jim Nolan's Blog
Alice, I believe that one is on 50th between 5th and 6th. Above a door.
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If you look carefully around Rockefeller Center, you'll find gold leaf everywhere. It's 23 carat gold, which is 95.8333% pure. Here swords are being transformed into plowshares, from Isaiah 2:4. "He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide disputes for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore." Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at Jim Nolan's Blog
Thanks to Ernest Pappanastos for taking the time to explain his work this morning. Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Here it is, a day late, but worth the wait. Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Click to enlarge. More superb American craftsmanship, from Canedy-Otto, Chicago Heights, ILL., around 1920. If you're wondering where the ball bearings are, it's pointed out. $42.50, or $46.50 with pulleys for No. 16; $65 for No. 17. I wish I had both. Howie Mook, of course, has the Buffalo Forge version. Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2015 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Howie Mook's drill press, good as new, ready to last another 100 years of so. He thinks this one is from circa 1920. Howie adds that lot of these post drills are missing parts, so he's happy that this one is complete and functional. Here is a video Howie found of a similar (Model 611, not 614R) of the drill press in use. Absolutely ingenious. Thanks to matchlessantiques for posting on YouTube. Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Here's a couple of shots from Howie Mook of the drill press he's restoring. You can see that some of it has already gone into Howie's electrolysis tank and he also worked on it with a wire brush. Looks like new. Tomorrow I'll post the finished product, painted a beautiful Buffalo Forge green. Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at Jim Nolan's Blog