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.

Lost its might

Oak is one of the most plentiful hardwoods we have. It has, in the minds of many, been synonymous with quality. But I have never really liked oak.

Amateurs vs. professionals

Technically speaking, the only difference between an amateur and a professional is that the professional gets paid.

Imagine that

It’s not a bad idea to keep in mind that the finest examples of woodworking were done in an age when power driven tools were unknown.


Most self-employed woodworkers are too shrewd to do everything themselves. They figured this out when they transitioned from artisan to businessman.

More and more

With all that has happened in our economy over the last decade, there seems to be a lot more people coming up short. That includes government agencies at every level.

Same price

Selling directly to the public is probably the best way to go, but there’s a lot to be said for having an outside sales force.

Time out

As small business owners, we end up working many more hours than those who work for us.

CNC for me

We have become accustomed to small, handheld devices. It seems like everyone has a phone in their hand these days.

The real cost

We all know that one of the biggest expenses in any business is the cost of employees. In our field, hourly wages are much more common than salaries. But either way, we tend to think of the rate of pay as the total cost of an employee.