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Sending away (Part 2)

Monday, April 21st, 2014

My relationship with shipping companies is of the love/hate variety. Lately, mostly the latter. (more…)

Sending away

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Buying local is great when you can, but for specialized equipment and supplies you have no choice but to send away for it. Sometimes, problems ensue. (more…)

Mystery part

Friday, April 4th, 2014

I found a small piece of hardware on the shop floor yesterday that looks important. Trouble is, I have no idea what it could be. (more…)

Bargains galore!

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

You’ll probably think this is an April Fool’s joke, but it isn’t. I’ve found some great clamps at the incredible bargain price of only $7,172.78. Each. (more…)

Breaking not-so-bad

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

When things just can’t get any worse, a pleasant memory offers comfort. To that end, few memories are as pleasant as being in the shop, even on a fictional TV show. (more…)

Good enough for now

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

I’ve been restoring some artillery items for my Civil War reenacting unit, but as I work it’s clear that a replacement would be best. Unfortunately, not right now. (more…)

Better efficiency through laziness

Friday, March 14th, 2014

It’s great if you’re naturally efficient, but being smart and lazy is easier. (more…)


Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

I’ve noted before that compromise plays a large role in woodworking, and as I set up my new dust-collection system I find I’m making several. (more…)

Ready to assemble?

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Assembling a new large woodworking machine is, for me, a love/hate relationship. It’s always fun and exciting, but it’s often maddening, too. (more…)

The waiting game

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

I’ve spoken before about a key reason the economy is hurting, and I’m going to again: On top of all other factors, professional performance and care for the customer is dying. (more…)