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Hammer time

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

What’s the most basic woodshop tool? There are probably several, but for me it’s got to be a plain, old hammer. (more…)

The age of old

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

As we baby boomers age, all sorts of age-related woes interfere with, well, just about everything.  (more…)

A bit of light reading

Friday, July 17th, 2015

After considering possible upgraded shop lighting I think I’ve found the best option. However, I’ve decided against it. Here’s why. (more…)

Pipe dreams

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

I find PVC pipe useful in the shop for a lot of things, but there’s one thing it’s not good at: Being stored when you have leftovers. (more…)

Long time, no see

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

After a fantastic vacation in Connecticut visiting our daughter and grandson, it’s great to get home. But seeing my shop again gave me a fresh look at my working environment. (more…)

Tale of the tape

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

With notable exceptions — laws and sausages probably at the top of the list — even simple things are wonderfully fascinating when you see how they’re made. Especially tools. (more…)


Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

American poet Edwin Markham (1852-1940) said, “It is better to rust out than wear out.” Clearly, Eddie never dealt with woodworking machinery in a hot, humid shop in the summer time. (more…)

The devil you know

Friday, June 19th, 2015

When big things go wrong with a project I take full blame. But when it comes to little details, I swear that someone else pushes me into mistakes. (more…)

Take one

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

I build things a lot using only photographs of an existing item as a guide and I’m generally pretty good at this. But, not always. (more…)

The greatest shop luxury

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Ask woodworkers what their greatest wish is and most would say “more time.” I partially agree, but there’s something I crave even more. (more…)