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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…)

All ashore that’s going ashore

Monday, June 8th, 2015

It’s been a long time since tools were regularly made in the U.S, with pretty much all of them migrating to foreign shores over the years. But is the tide changing? (more…)

Is there really nothing left to get?

Friday, May 29th, 2015

I got a $50 Amazon gift card as a premium with a recent purchase and am dying to buy me some woodworking niceness with it. Trouble is, there’s nothing I really want just now. (more…)

It all evens out

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

When you’re a woodworker, two things happen: People want you to do stuff for them, and people want to give you stuff. (more…)