Jan
31
2015

The pricing dilemma

It has always amazed me how people’s perceptions can be influenced and even completely reversed by the simple act of quoting a price. (Read More…)

Jan
23
2015

Busy or working?

Some people are extremely adept at appearing busy when they are actually doing very little productive work. (Read More…)

Jan
20
2015

A call for Yelp

You’ve heard of “Yelp”, right? It’s a website where people go to review restaurants and other businesses, including woodworking shops. (Read More…)

Jan
16
2015

Want vs. need: The rest of the story

Last week, I was thinking about how we sometimes buy stuff we don’t really need. But, as with every story, there is another side. Here’s an example. (Read More…)

Jan
13
2015

Drum vs. belt

There’s been a lot recent discussion on having a wide belt or drum sander in the shop. Since I’ve had plenty of experience with both, I can offer some insights. (Read More…)

Jan
09
2015

Make it or buy it?

There was a time when we made whatever we needed. If we needed a veneered panel, we laid it up in the shop. (Read More…)

Jan
07
2015

Want vs. need

It’s pretty well known that people buy what they want and not necessarily what they need. This can provide a good bit of selling strategy but it can also trip us up. (Read More…)

Dec
29
2014

Not music to my ears

Over the years, the topic of allowing music to be played in the shop has come up again and again. (Read More…)

Dec
22
2014

Good news, bad news

The consensus is that the economy has pretty much recovered from the Great Recession, and I am seeing many signs that this is true. (Read More…)

Dec
17
2014

Where are they?

I keep hearing about how many people are still out of work. I need people to work. Seems like it should be a good fit. (Read More…)