Jul
29
2014

Is that old?

In the 1970′s there was a resurgence in antiques and old, weathered looking furniture. Weathered barn boards were selling for more per foot than gold was selling per ounce. (Read More…)

Jul
22
2014

Trades vs. Professions

In the 1700s and 1800s, bold adventurers sailed around the world in what were then called ships but what would, by today’s standards, be considered little more than small wooden boats. (Read More…)

Jul
16
2014

Hot or not

Here in the California central valley, we all assume that the summer is going to be hot. We are used to week-long heat waves with triple digit temps. (Read More…)

Jul
08
2014

Not a contractor

I have mentioned, several times, that I never became a contractor. This came up again in a reply to a recent post. (Read More…)

Jun
30
2014

Denying reality

A commenter to an earlier post wrote, “climate change is a politically motivated idea put out there by the Democrat party in order to gain more control and power over us.” (Read More…)

Jun
23
2014

Disturbing news

A wood paste extruder? OK, now I’m worried about the possible extinction of woodworkers. (Read More…)

Jun
18
2014

What we can do

We live in a difficult time. There are serious issues facing all of us even though many of us feel that these issues are either not of any great significance or are not our issues. (Read More…)

Jun
11
2014

Who’s the boss?

We all like to think we are in control. It’s our shop. We decide what jobs will be none and when and who will do them. (Read More…)

Jun
06
2014

Let the sunshine in

My previous post points to what is, in my opinion, the most important thing in any work place: energy. (Read More…)

Jun
04
2014

Removing a negative influence

We all want our employees to have a good attitude. We do much to encourage that. We pay as much as we can, offer as many benefits as possible, bear with them when they “can’t make it in today,” make sure they get plenty of breaks and generally try to be good employers. (Read More…)