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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…)

Candy stores

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Everyone has a favorite “candy store.” For me, it was a place called Handloggers. (more…)


Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

I have to confess that I’m now addicted to battery-powered tools. (more…)

First things first

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

I’m reminded of the story about the guy who’s car wouldn’t turn over one morning. He immediately made the assumption that his starter motor was bad. (more…)

In total agreement

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Dave Sochar brought up an excellent point in reply to “Who’s gonna see it?” The first impression is hugely important. (more…)

Something’s in the air

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

We keep hearing talk about the economic recovery and, indeed, there are visible signs of it everywhere. (more…)