Archive for May, 2010

Knowing when to stop

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Do you ever get that feeling that you should just put down your tools and go home? Maybe you are feeling tired or frustrated for one reason or another or maybe you just get one of those “feelings.” (more…)

Straight vs. “spiral” cutterheads

Monday, May 24th, 2010

For many years, planers and jointers had straight knives. There was no option. You had your knives sharpened when they got dull or bought a grinding attachment for your machine and sharpened them yourself. (more…)

Tools you should never own

Monday, May 17th, 2010

A.J.’s last post got me thinking. When I started out in construction, I wanted to have every tool in the book. At that time, I was working for an architect/contractor who built the houses he designed. I was his foreman and my ego dictated that I be able to do anything. (more…)

Why I don’t like melamine

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

A recent post on the subject of quality brought up a question: Why I equated the use of melamine with “low quality.” (more…)