Apr
24
2015

Tip-top tip

One of the best sources of woodworking knowledge is from other woodworkers who’ve discovered a better way of doing something: the venerable “shop tip.” (Read More…)

Apr
21
2015

It’s the name on the box

I bought a new grill and assembled it this weekend, an experience so smooth and hassle-free that it mystifies me how tool manufacturers get the process so wrong. (Read More…)

Apr
17
2015

Great advice

Last year a blog commenter made a wonderful suggestion to help me get more work done. Today, I am a happy man for taking the advice. (Read More…)

Apr
10
2015

Unkindest cut

If you’re a woodworker, minor cuts are just part of the deal. But this tiny cut is simply the worst. (Read More…)

Apr
07
2015

Lumber wonderland

Ever been to a lumber store? You’re probably saying yeah, sure. Well, if you didn’t travel to Charm, Ohio, to do so then, no, you haven’t really. (Read More…)

Mar
31
2015

One of these things is not like the other

We revere Old World work, and rightly so. Sometimes, though, the work wasn’t the best. (Read More…)

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…)