Mar
25
2015

Design with appeal

There is an ongoing debate over the question of whether woodworking in general falls into the category of art or craft. (Read More…)

Mar
20
2015

Design opportunities

Continuing the thought, there are times when we have a good design and are working to manifest it when the gremlins strike and something happens to essentially ruin the work. (Read More…)

Mar
17
2015

The importance of good design

I’ll agree or argue, depending on your perspective, that it’s not always best for a project to turn out exactly as planned. (Read More…)

Mar
13
2015

Passing it on

My son always worked with me in the shop. From the time he was old enough to hold a hammer, he wanted to. (Read More…)

Mar
10
2015

Not a fan

Here we go again with daylight savings time. As my grandson says, “No like it.” (Read More…)

Mar
06
2015

My lucky day

I have always done the maintenance and repairs on my equipment. But newer tools – with all of their electronics – necessitate the calling the ‘repair guy.’ (Read More…)

Feb
27
2015

Common sense

In my last post, I wrote, “Common sense will serve you well …” But then I started thinking about that and I thought that common sense seems to be not so common at all. (Read More…)

Feb
24
2015

Risk is part of life

In our modern world, we have become obsessed with being safe. Somewhere along the way, we went completely off the rails. (Read More…)

Feb
20
2015

An impressive display

At a woodworking show in the mid 80′s, I was able to watch a master Japanese joiner make a complex splice. (Read More…)

Feb
13
2015

How we fixed it

In a previous post about the giant double-wall end cabinet that was made too big, the question arose as to how we fixed it. (Read More…)