Mar
27
2015

Assault and batteries

How many batteries do you have in your shop? Go ahead, take a guess. I’ll bet you’re wrong. (Read More…)

Mar
24
2015

Glue and nails

It’s always good to back up one method of fastening with another, like using both glue and nails. In this case, though, the nails aren’t what you think. (Read More…)

Mar
20
2015

Shortcuts

Is it OK to take a shortcut in woodworking as long as nobody sees it in the final project? Absolutely. (Read More…)

Mar
18
2015

Short end of the stick

We’ve talked before about the cheapening of woodworking products and supplies. I stumbled across another example over the weekend. (Read More…)

Mar
13
2015

Design-on-the-fly

The biggest lie from any woodshop: “This turned out exactly the way I planned it.” (Read More…)

Mar
10
2015

How I work

I thought it might be fun to occasionally talk about specific methods or techniques I use in the shop. You may or may not find them useful, but hopefully they’ll be interesting. (Read More…)

Mar
06
2015

Well, at least wood floats

You’d think nothing could be more welcome than saying hello to an early spring thaw. You’d be wrong. (Read More…)

Mar
03
2015

Relics

I took some time this weekend to look over my Dad’s old tools, and it brought back some memories. (Read More…)

Feb
24
2015

A difficult task completed

I finally accomplished the redo of my dust collection ducting I’ve wanted to get at, and learned several things in the process. (Read More…)

Feb
20
2015

Show & sell

I’ve been asked to present some of my work at a small show. That’s a first for me, so it presents some interesting challenges. (Read More…)