Dec
19
2014

Christmas rush

Here were are only a few days away from Christmas, and I find myself just now getting started on some projects I intend to gift to family. (Read More…)

Dec
16
2014

Intimidation

After woodworking for several decades, you’d think there’d be nothing new to learn about myself when it comes to being in the woodshop. Well, I just learned something. (Read More…)

Dec
12
2014

Idle time

I’ve been working on three major projects simultaneously, and all three were completed within days of each other. Right now I’ve got – gasp! – some time off. (Read More…)

Dec
05
2014

Nothing to sneeze at

They say there are two kinds of woodworkers: Those who are allergic to cocobolo, and those who will become allergic to cocobolo. I think I just switched teams. (Read More…)

Dec
02
2014

Everything’s relative

Back when I had lousy dust collection, little stuff was nothing. Now that I have great dust collection, the little stuff seems like everything. (Read More…)

Nov
25
2014

Moving day

It’s that time of year when everything changes outdoors, which alters what I do indoors in the shop to adjust to the cold. (Read More…)

Nov
21
2014

Button-down job

I like to think I have a well-supplied shop, and for the most part I do. Until I don’t. (Read More…)

Nov
18
2014

A grain of truth

There are two things to understand about wood grain: how it works, and how it looks. But sometimes it ain’t easy to consider both in the same project. (Read More…)

Nov
11
2014

Tanned, rested, ready

Anyone who takes lots of woodshop photos knows that sometimes what comes out of the camera doesn’t quite look like what you took a picture of. That happens a lot when photographing wood. (Read More…)

Nov
04
2014

Refinishing, and refreshing, memories

Do you have a recurring woodworking task where you do the same thing over and over? I do. For me, it’s our old coffee table. (Read More…)