Sep
22
2014

Messing around

After six months of steady use, I love my upgraded dust-collection system. However, my shop is still a pigsty. (Read More…)

Sep
17
2014

Put it on my bill

Money in, money out. If you’re in business, any kind of business, that’s the governing equation. But if one side of that equation is missing, you’ve got trouble. (Read More…)

Sep
12
2014

A fine day for boating

I’m a big believer in the theory of rising tides. My niche in the woodworking industry is very small, so my boat is correspondingly small. But it’s a boat nonetheless, and it’ll rise right along with the others. And it looks like there are indications that the water’s rising. (Read More…)

Sep
09
2014

Bottom’s up

This is not a Murphy’s Law story. Still, sometimes you just have to curse that guy anyway. (Read More…)

Sep
02
2014

Trying to beat the heat

I hate summer in the shop. It’s hot. You leave rust handprints everywhere. And, if you’re taking photos, you look like a mess. (Read More…)

Aug
26
2014

Not so dumb after all

Still haven’t fixed my lathe yet, but I now have a good idea where the problem is. And it lets me off the hook as it applies to what I thought was a lack of woodworking smarts. (Read More…)

Aug
20
2014

Expert advice

What does someone who’s supposed to know a lot do when he doesn’t know something about stuff he’s supposed to know about? When it’s me, I ask those who do. (Read More…)

Aug
12
2014

Desk job

I don’t often criticize the work of others, but the desk I’m using at this moment is nearly impossible to use. Sure is pretty, though. (Read More…)

Aug
06
2014

One day at a time

One of the realities of working alone is that you can lose track of time. Sometimes that’s a good thing, but not when you also lose track of what day it is. (Read More…)

Jul
29
2014

Egg on my face

If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing it right. It’s easy to take that too far, though. At least, it is for me. (Read More…)