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Common sense

Friday, February 27th, 2015

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. (more…)

Risk is part of life

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

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

An impressive display

Friday, February 20th, 2015

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

How we fixed it

Friday, February 13th, 2015

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. (more…)

Slowing down

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

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

Who’s got your back?

Friday, February 6th, 2015

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. (more…)

A lesson learned

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

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

The pricing dilemma

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

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

Busy or working?

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

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

A call for Yelp

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

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