Archive for 2011

Unequal horsepower

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

I mentioned in a recent post that my band saw motor had been pronounced DOA by the repair shop. I took them at their word and ordered a new motor from an industrial supply house. (more…)

Wood movement

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

During my recent foray into economics and politics (good rip-roaring discussion there!) someone commented that I should forget all that and offer some advice about wood movement. Maybe that was a “tongue in cheek” comment but I’m going to presume not. (more…)

Words we don’t want to hear

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Shot. Toast. History. Dumpster food. Just to mention a couple. (more…)

One final word

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

I would like to take one more moment to clarify some points from my previous post. I never felt, or intended to imply, that government should be as intrusive as it has become. (more…)


Monday, August 15th, 2011

Some of the replies to my post of 8/10 suggested that I did not know what I was talking about. I would like to suggest that I do indeed know what I am talking about. (more…)

Marketing idea

Friday, August 12th, 2011

We are all looking for creative ways to market our work, especially in these times when sales are fewer and harder to come by. I came across a pretty good idea a while ago and thought I would pass it along. (more…)

Well now…

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Aren’t we looking good today! I am having a hard time believing that our “leaders” have become so enmeshed in their own narrow views that the idea of reasonable thinking and compromise have simply disappeared. Watching these guys basically say, “If I can’t get what I want, just let the ship sink,” has been almost surreal. I can’t help but wonder what they are thinking. (more…)

More on moonlighting

Friday, August 5th, 2011

This seems to merit further discussion. First off, let me clarify a point. I’m not talking about a situation in which the employee is paid a sub standard wage. (more…)


Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

We have had a lot of people working for us who need more income than they can earn working only one job. (more…)

Indian football shoes

Friday, July 29th, 2011

When I first started making things, my material of choice was leather. I have always worked with wood but that was not my focus at first. (more…)