Feb
09
2016

Quick and fuzzy

I take shortcuts all the time that violate “good” woodworking practices. Why? They make me a more efficient woodworker. (Read More…)

Feb
05
2016

Rack and ruin

Woodworkers seem to universally agree that sanding, a task apparently hated by all, is the worst possible shop chore. It’s not. Dealing with a lumber rack is. (Read More…)

Feb
02
2016

Almost

Pilots talk about a good landing as being any landing you can walk away from. That doesn’t quite correlate with woodworking, though, so let’s talk about the bad landings. (Read More…)

Jan
29
2016

Motivation

Making, creating and repairing things have three basic requirements: skills, materials and tools. But there’s a nebulous fourth requirement – the motivation to do it. (Read More…)

Jan
26
2016

A fitting fix

I finally fixed a badly fitting kitchen drawer that’s been bugging me for years, but it was anything but a simple fix. (Read More…)

Jan
22
2016

Why not?

Reflecting back on that crummy band saw I talked about last time, and I think I came up with a possible answer to the question, “Why oh why?” (Read More…)

Jan
19
2016

Why oh why

I recently bought a small benchtop band saw for occasional detail work. What a waste of money. (Read More…)

Jan
12
2016

To-do list

As a woodworker, I’m also the household handyman. And with that title, it’s always something. (Read More…)

Jan
05
2016

Make room! Make room!

New Year’s resolution: Get trim and fit. Well, not me, exactly – I’m as trim as I’m ever going to get – but my shop. (Read More…)

Dec
22
2015

Just drop what you’re doing

Nothing wrecks a project more than, well, wrecking it. Literally. (Read More…)