Jun
23
2015

Learn and live

There has been a lot of discussion lately about aging and how difficult it is becoming to bring new energy into the woodworking field. (Read More…)

Jun
19
2015

The little things

I have never been a detail person. It’s not that I don’t care about the little things and I understand their importance, I just tend to look at the big picture and sometimes those little details don’t get the attention they should get. (Read More…)

Jun
16
2015

Nothing new?

There is an old expression that “there is nothing new under the sun”. This suggests that we are simply reinventing or rediscovering things that have already been done. (Read More…)

Jun
09
2015

The next generation

The other day I was watching my son and his two-year-old son already working together. (Read More…)

Jun
02
2015

Clarity in advertising

We woodworkers are not typically big on advertising. We tend to rely on word of mouth to get the message out. (Read More…)

May
28
2015

My favorite project?

I am often asked what my all-time favorite piece or job was, and I always have a hard time answering that question. (Read More…)

May
19
2015

The old tool box

After my father-in-law passed away, my brother-in-law, who was given the responsibility of overseeing the distribution of his estate, came up with a brilliant way to deal with all of the items that had not been specifically designated to go to one of the seven children. (Read More…)

May
07
2015

Preference?

In his reply to my last post, Ron asked if I preferred “rough” or “finish” carpentry. That’s a tough one to answer. (Read More…)

May
06
2015

Tips?

AJ talking about his all time favorite shop tip reminded me again of my all-time-best, award-winning, life-altering, if-he-never-came-up-with-anything-else-in-his-whole-life-it-would-be-worth-it-for-this, shop tip. (Read More…)

Apr
28
2015

Switching gears

Sometimes it takes a while to get into a different groove. You can shift gears in your car is less than a few seconds. It seems to take the brain a bit longer. (Read More…)