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…)

Oct
31
2014

Little shop of horrors

The crypt was closed early and Stephen King was on vacation, so I had to get my Halloween horror tales from the woodshop instead. Herewith, the pitch sessions, as made to Hollywood. (Read More…)

Oct
29
2014

Problem solved

I gotta thank you all for your suggestions on how to fix my bathroom trim. Not only do your ideas take care of the problem, they’re easy fixes. That’s a win-win. (Read More…)

Oct
24
2014

Not been there, haven’t done that

I’ve been woodworking since high school, but it’s amazing how many woodworky things – some of them very basic and common – that I’ve never done. (Read More…)

Oct
21
2014

How do I fix this?

I need to fix some woodworking trim, but can’t figure out the best way to do it – for that matter, I can’t even think of a so-so way. How about some help? (Read More…)

Oct
17
2014

Different worlds

The highlight of an outing last weekend was visiting another woodworker. There were few similarities in how we work, and yet he and I had everything in common. (Read More…)