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Rack and ruin

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Woodworkers seem to universally agree that sanding, a task apparently hated by all, is the worst possible shop chore. It’s not. Dealing with a lumber rack is. (more…)


Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Pilots talk about a good landing as being any landing you can walk away from. That doesn’t quite correlate with woodworking, though, so let’s talk about the bad landings. (more…)


Friday, January 29th, 2016

Making, creating and repairing things have three basic requirements: skills, materials and tools. But there’s a nebulous fourth requirement – the motivation to do it. (more…)

A fitting fix

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

I finally fixed a badly fitting kitchen drawer that’s been bugging me for years, but it was anything but a simple fix. (more…)

Why not?

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Reflecting back on that crummy band saw I talked about last time, and I think I came up with a possible answer to the question, “Why oh why?” (more…)

Why oh why

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

I recently bought a small benchtop band saw for occasional detail work. What a waste of money. (more…)

To-do list

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

As a woodworker, I’m also the household handyman. And with that title, it’s always something. (more…)

Make room! Make room!

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

New Year’s resolution: Get trim and fit. Well, not me, exactly – I’m as trim as I’m ever going to get – but my shop. (more…)

Just drop what you’re doing

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

Nothing wrecks a project more than, well, wrecking it. Literally. (more…)

Just once more will do it…

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

The teensiest, tiniest of microscopic mistakes should be easy to fix. They aren’t. (more…)