Feb
27
2015

Common sense

In my last post, I wrote, “Common sense will serve you well …” But then I started thinking about that and I thought that common sense seems to be not so common at all. (Read More…)

Feb
24
2015

Risk is part of life

In our modern world, we have become obsessed with being safe. Somewhere along the way, we went completely off the rails. (Read More…)

Feb
20
2015

An impressive display

At a woodworking show in the mid 80′s, I was able to watch a master Japanese joiner make a complex splice. (Read More…)

Feb
13
2015

How we fixed it

In a previous post about the giant double-wall end cabinet that was made too big, the question arose as to how we fixed it. (Read More…)

Feb
10
2015

Slowing down

I have always been a sprinter, as I tend to work fast and tire early. (Read More…)

Feb
06
2015

Who’s got your back?

For those of us whose work involves a lot of heavy lifting and straining throughout the day, having your back “go out” is something to dread. (Read More…)

Feb
03
2015

A lesson learned

The old rule about measuring twice and cutting once is always worth repeating. I’ve broken the rule and paid the price. (Read More…)

Jan
31
2015

The pricing dilemma

It has always amazed me how people’s perceptions can be influenced and even completely reversed by the simple act of quoting a price. (Read More…)

Jan
23
2015

Busy or working?

Some people are extremely adept at appearing busy when they are actually doing very little productive work. (Read More…)

Jan
20
2015

A call for Yelp

You’ve heard of “Yelp”, right? It’s a website where people go to review restaurants and other businesses, including woodworking shops. (Read More…)