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…)

Apr
07
2015

Something’s in the air

We keep hearing talk about the economic recovery and, indeed, there are visible signs of it everywhere. (Read More…)

Mar
27
2015

Who’s gonna see it?

A.J.’s post about shortcuts brought to mind an event that was both amusing and interesting. (Read More…)

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…)