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Balmy breezes

Friday, November 20th, 2015

With the weather – and my woodshop – turning colder, I came up with a hot idea. OK, overstated a bit in an effort at cleverness, but it really is a good idea. (more…)

Falsely accused

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

I far prefer brushing or wiping on a finish as opposed to spraying, but there is one annoying drawback. (more…)

Lucky strikes again

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Hardwood lumber from your local Big Box usually isn’t very good. But sometimes, it’s fantastic. (more…)

Short-term terror

Friday, November 6th, 2015

An unexpected, terrifying shock can happen anytime – while driving, doing extreme sports, opening bills – but none are as instantly petrifying as in the woodshop. (more…)

Use it, or lose it

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Some things, like riding a bicycle, are never forgotten once learned. But hop on a bike for the first time in a few years and you’ll be terrible at it. (more…)

Shine on

Friday, October 30th, 2015

A simple, fast bit of maintenance makes all the difference in table saw performance. So why is it so easy to forget? (more…)

A little light dusting

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Dust in the shop, and I mean the really fine stuff, is insidious to the point of being nearly invisible. (more…)


Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Major issues never seem really major until they hit home. Just within the last year or two, the Emerald Ash Borer has decided to call where I live “home.” (more…)

Pure luck

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Ever do something in the shop that you thought would be a lot of work, but by pure chance you caught a break and it turned out lots easier? I just did that. (more…)

Constant evolution

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Once again I’m reworking my shop layout, and I now realize that such things are part of a never-ending process. (more…)