Jun
02
2015

Clarity in advertising

We woodworkers are not typically big on advertising. We tend to rely on word of mouth to get the message out. (Read More…)

May
28
2015

My favorite project?

I am often asked what my all-time favorite piece or job was, and I always have a hard time answering that question. (Read More…)

May
19
2015

The old tool box

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. (Read More…)

May
07
2015

Preference?

In his reply to my last post, Ron asked if I preferred “rough” or “finish” carpentry. That’s a tough one to answer. (Read More…)

May
06
2015

Tips?

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. (Read More…)

Apr
28
2015

Switching gears

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. (Read More…)

Apr
24
2015

Candy stores

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

Apr
21
2015

Addicted

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

Apr
14
2015

First things first

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. (Read More…)

Apr
10
2015

In total agreement

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