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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…)

Want vs. need: The rest of the story

Friday, January 16th, 2015

Last week, I was thinking about how we sometimes buy stuff we don’t really need. But, as with every story, there is another side. Here’s an example. (more…)

Drum vs. belt

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

There’s been a lot recent discussion on having a wide belt or drum sander in the shop. Since I’ve had plenty of experience with both, I can offer some insights. (more…)

Make it or buy it?

Friday, January 9th, 2015

There was a time when we made whatever we needed. If we needed a veneered panel, we laid it up in the shop. (more…)

Want vs. need

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

It’s pretty well known that people buy what they want and not necessarily what they need. This can provide a good bit of selling strategy but it can also trip us up. (more…)