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It all evens out

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

When you’re a woodworker, two things happen: People want you to do stuff for them, and people want to give you stuff. (more…)

Draft pick

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Any shop with a roll-up door can get really drafty. I came up with a fix for that problem, but inadvertently caused another. (more…)

Yeah, it’s you

Monday, May 18th, 2015

I can’t hide the truth any longer. It’s just not working out, and I’m afraid we’ll have to break up. (more…)

Making it from scratch

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

I know you’ve done this: You’re putting the finishing touch on something you’ve worked exceedingly hard on, and you damage it. (more…)


Friday, May 8th, 2015

Like baking, woodworking has its share of pleasant aromas.  For me, two rise above all the rest. (more…)

Muscle memory

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

A painful lesson served as a reminder that a particular cause of shop accidents can happen incredibly easily. Fortunately, the painful lesson didn’t occur in the shop. (more…)

Missing the obvious

Friday, May 1st, 2015

It’s easy to feel stupid when you try to fix something but overlook the obvious. But sometimes, the obvious thing isn’t obvious at all. (more…)

Tip-top tip

Friday, April 24th, 2015

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.” (more…)

It’s the name on the box

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

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. (more…)

Great advice

Friday, April 17th, 2015

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. (more…)