Oct
17
2014

That guy Bob and OSHA

Remember “Bob”? They guy I had to let go? Well, I mentioned that he was upset when I fired him. (Read More…)

Oct
15
2014

Imagine that

It’s funny how employees get to thinking they are irreplaceable. I have had this happen on several occasions and it’s never a good thing. (Read More…)

Oct
07
2014

Who ya’ gonna call?

There was this one project we had that was in bird’s-eye maple. It was a completely over-the-top project with a lot of very large pieces, embellished with built up moldings. And curves, lots of curves. (Read More…)

Oct
03
2014

Standing room only

Recent articles in the New York Times and Forbes reveal the results of studies on the benefits of being on your feet as opposed to sitting at a desk, especially for older people. (Read More…)

Sep
29
2014

An apprentice again

Lately, I have been spending time working in my family’s other business. We own a food service that has been operated by my wife and son who are real foodies. (Read More…)

Sep
24
2014

Form and function

A.J.’s recent post about building a desk got me thinking again about design requirements. This is the big difference between functional objects and art. (Read More…)

Sep
17
2014

A twin planet

For many years, I have been baffled by our collective indifference to the fact that our planet is being thrashed. But I think I have figured it out. (Read More…)

Sep
09
2014

It’s all the same issue

I have beaten the climate change issue to death and I will say no more on the subject, except for this. (Read More…)

Sep
05
2014

A man and his tools

Using tools has been the basis of civilization itself. This relationship has traditionally been understood and respected by all, even those whose work does not require the use of tools. (Read More…)

Sep
03
2014

Climate change revisited

This is obviously a hotly contested issue. But before we get into “what does this have to do with woodworking?,” let me clarify my thoughts. (Read More…)