No thanks

A customer came into my shop with photos of a piece made by a well known woodworker.

What’s more important?

Those who run small woodworking shops (or any small business for that matter) have to wear many hats. My rack has hats that say foreman, designer, planner, computer programmer and tech support.

Tis’ the season

Many shops produce smaller items, things like cutting boards, pepper mills, candlesticks and boxes, the list is long. And this is the time of year when most of those items get sold.

Need more than one?

The hardest thing for me to do is to make more than one of anything. I learned this, and an important concept, many years ago.

Taster’s choice

A while back, I came across a discussion on using ground coffee and epoxy as a wood filler. I began to wonder how various coffees would react under this kind of use.


It would seem that, by now, everyone is familiar enough with email scams that we should not be falling for them.

Don’t be that guy

We spend a lot of time discussing the dangers inherent in our occupation.

Fast thinking

As woodworkers and as business owners, we are constantly presented with problems that need solutions.

Third time’s the charm

It’s been said that fixing something always tales two trips to the hardware store. But that’s not true. It takes three! It always takes three.

We gave them jobs

There are many things that could be said about our current presidential campaign, most of them less than positive. But whichever side of the fence you fall on, there is one thing that has gained focus and that is our immigration policy.