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Button-down job

Friday, November 21st, 2014

I like to think I have a well-supplied shop, and for the most part I do. Until I don’t. (more…)

A grain of truth

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

There are two things to understand about wood grain: how it works, and how it looks. But sometimes it ain’t easy to consider both in the same project. (more…)

Tanned, rested, ready

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Anyone who takes lots of woodshop photos knows that sometimes what comes out of the camera doesn’t quite look like what you took a picture of. That happens a lot when photographing wood. (more…)

Refinishing, and refreshing, memories

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Do you have a recurring woodworking task where you do the same thing over and over? I do. For me, it’s our old coffee table. (more…)

Little shop of horrors

Friday, October 31st, 2014

The crypt was closed early and Stephen King was on vacation, so I had to get my Halloween horror tales from the woodshop instead. Herewith, the pitch sessions, as made to Hollywood. (more…)

Problem solved

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

I gotta thank you all for your suggestions on how to fix my bathroom trim. Not only do your ideas take care of the problem, they’re easy fixes. That’s a win-win. (more…)

Not been there, haven’t done that

Friday, October 24th, 2014

I’ve been woodworking since high school, but it’s amazing how many woodworky things – some of them very basic and common – that I’ve never done. (more…)

How do I fix this?

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

I need to fix some woodworking trim, but can’t figure out the best way to do it – for that matter, I can’t even think of a so-so way. How about some help? (more…)

Different worlds

Friday, October 17th, 2014

The highlight of an outing last weekend was visiting another woodworker. There were few similarities in how we work, and yet he and I had everything in common. (more…)

Stinker toys

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

One of my fondest memories of childhood was shattered yesterday. My wife bought a new set of Tinkertoys for a class project. They’re plastic. (more…)