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That one little thing

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

The piece is done. It looks good. Anyone else would think it was fine. But you are looking at it from the maker’s perspective. (more…)

Where’s the battery?

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

I used to get frustrated when I would go shopping for toys for my kids. “Sold separately” was always the kicker. (more…)

Asked and answered

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Recently, a reader asked, “When I meet someone new and they learn I build custom furniture, it usually takes only a moment before they ask if I can build such and such, and what would it cost? How do you handle this?” (more…)

On my own

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

A while back, I suggested using WordPress as a basis for a website. I still think this is a good way to go. The problem is that, when you manage your own site, you are kind of, well, on your own. (more…)

One miracle, please

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

We hear a lot these days about terror and terrorists. But sometimes it seems like we are being terrorized by our own government. (more…)

The deciding factor

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

We are often presented with so many options that it becomes close to impossible to make a decision. Perhaps you, too, have been overwhelmed by the choices when buying a machine or picking a cellphone provider, for example. (more…)

Negative energy

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

It has been theorized and maybe even proven that everything is made up of energy: the solar system, the human body, even a woodworking shop. (more…)

Shut it down!

Friday, October 9th, 2015

Not talking about the Beach Boys song. But I find myself thinking that the maturity level of our current leaders is far below the level implied in that song. (more…)

Too close for comfort

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

My last post about alarm systems turned out to be timely. The day after I posted it, my neighbor who runs a small grocery store/deli, got robbed. (more…)

Feeling safer

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Those of us who have shops containing many thousands of dollars worth of tools, equipment and materials often worry about someone breaking in and making off with some (or all) of it. (more…)