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Learn and live

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

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

The little things

Friday, June 19th, 2015

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. (more…)

Nothing new?

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

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. (more…)

The next generation

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

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

Clarity in advertising

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

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

My favorite project?

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

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

The old tool box

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

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. (more…)


Thursday, May 7th, 2015

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


Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

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. (more…)

Switching gears

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

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. (more…)