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Joining the future

Friday, October 9th, 2015

The fanciest joinery in the world isn’t always the best choice for a particular project. Sometimes simpler is better. (more…)

Through thick and thin

Monday, October 5th, 2015

One of the most important keys to successful woodworking is measuring. But sometimes we get so used to doing something that we misplace the keys. (more…)

Passing the torch

Monday, September 28th, 2015

I can’t decide if the best part of teaching my daughter how to use a new tool is knowing she’s doing it right, or the sheer enjoyment of the experience. (more…)

A major addition

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Don’t you hate when new technology makes your favorite tools obsolete? I’ll bet you wish there was a way you could easily adapt new tech to old tools. Well, guess what? (more…)

Many happy returns

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

If something you buy doesn’t work, what do you do – dutifully follow the manufacturer’s directions, or take it back to the store? Seems like a no brainer to me. (more…)

It’s show time, folks

Friday, September 11th, 2015

There comes a point in every theatrical production where practicing stops and the show begins for the paying customers. Same thing in the woodshop. (more…)

Aw, nuts

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

In questioning if I was ready to return to the shop, I got a straightforward nuts-and-bolts answer. I mean that literally. (more…)

Cabinet surgery

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

A brief hospital stay following minor surgery last week afforded me hours of mind-numbing boredom. So, naturally, to pass the time I dismantled and rebuilt the doors and cabinets in my room. (more…)


Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

The only thing worse than a shop getting buried in stuff during extremely busy periods, is how it somehow manages to get buried in stuff when you’re simply not that busy. (more…)

Just one little mistake

Friday, August 21st, 2015

The perfect project, perfectly done, perfectly finished and ready to use – except for that one tiny thing you didn’t notice, that is. (more…)