Made in the shade no longer

I hate when big old trees are cut down, for lots of reasons. A neighbor took one down last week, though, that’s had a direct impact on my work. Wait, what?

Falling off a log

“It won’t happen to me, I’m only [insert action here].” Somehow, trivializing an easy action makes an unwanted outcome seem unlikely. It doesn’t work.

Chilled out

Not all essential shop accessories relate to woodworking. And some, no matter how much we like them, aren’t all that essential.

Free-time fun

If you’re like me, you use your woodshop skills for chores outside the shop. But do you ever use those skills just for fun? Sure you do.

Take two

Whenever I buy accessories or small tools, I really should buy two at once. It’d save a lot of time.

It’s new, improved and old-fashioned

I love all new technology, especially as in applies to my shop. Guess what, though? Old technology is still there. Nothing whatsoever has happened to it.

How to succeed in business

No woodworking this time. Instead, here’s how to make a local business thrive. That’s related, right?

Wrong tool, right job

You can always count on me to use the right tool for the right job. Except when I don’t.

In charge, and in control

I’ve noted before that I’m a big proponent of pairing technology with tools. The more control I have, the better I work. It’s as simple as that.

Powerless

I’m a power woodworker, in the sense I rely on powered equipment and tools. Could I do without them? I decided to find out.