Feb
09
2016

R&D

Research and development is a very professional sounding term for the process of making mistakes. (Read More…)

Feb
03
2016

On the Internet

In a reply to a recent post, the question was asked, “Where do you find plans and components for something like that?” (Read More…)

Jan
26
2016

Deals

Well, here we go again. China reports less than stellar sales and pow, down goes the stock market. (Read More…)

Jan
20
2016

A diversion

I’ve always found it refreshing to take a break from the business of woodworking every now and then, especially for those special projects that involve your family and friends. (Read More…)

Jan
08
2016

2016!

We’ve barely settled in and there’s a threat of another global recession. (Read More…)

Dec
22
2015

Imagine that

We know so much about the human machine, how it works, what the parts do and how they interrelate. But we still don’t understand what really makes it go. (Read More…)

Dec
18
2015

That little voice

We’ve all heard it at one time or another. The little voice that says, “Maybe you shouldn’t do that.” It’s usually heard just as we are about to do something really stupid. (Read More…)

Dec
15
2015

I really like your work but …

This is said more often than I’d like, followed by, “Could you come up with something less expensive?” (Read More…)

Dec
09
2015

An unfamiliar make

The other day I was standing in line at the local grocery store and started looking at the magazines. One title caught my eye. (Read More…)

Dec
04
2015

Not very classy

There are times when we find ourselves asked to demo for a group of interested people or to conduct a class. Most times these are paid for and those attending have certain expectations. It is assumed that the presenter will have everything needed to convey the information adequately. (Read More…)