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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…)

Unkindest cut

Friday, April 10th, 2015

If you’re a woodworker, minor cuts are just part of the deal. But this tiny cut is simply the worst. (more…)

Lumber wonderland

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Ever been to a lumber store? You’re probably saying yeah, sure. Well, if you didn’t travel to Charm, Ohio, to do so then, no, you haven’t really. (more…)

One of these things is not like the other

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

We revere Old World work, and rightly so. Sometimes, though, the work wasn’t the best. (more…)

Assault and batteries

Friday, March 27th, 2015

How many batteries do you have in your shop? Go ahead, take a guess. I’ll bet you’re wrong. (more…)

Glue and nails

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

It’s always good to back up one method of fastening with another, like using both glue and nails. In this case, though, the nails aren’t what you think. (more…)