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Friday, March 13th, 2015

The biggest lie from any woodshop: “This turned out exactly the way I planned it.” (more…)

How I work

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

I thought it might be fun to occasionally talk about specific methods or techniques I use in the shop. You may or may not find them useful, but hopefully they’ll be interesting. (more…)

Well, at least wood floats

Friday, March 6th, 2015

You’d think nothing could be more welcome than saying hello to an early spring thaw. You’d be wrong. (more…)


Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

I took some time this weekend to look over my Dad’s old tools, and it brought back some memories. (more…)

A difficult task completed

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

I finally accomplished the redo of my dust collection ducting I’ve wanted to get at, and learned several things in the process. (more…)

Show & sell

Friday, February 20th, 2015

I’ve been asked to present some of my work at a small show. That’s a first for me, so it presents some interesting challenges. (more…)

Supply run

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

I bought some specialty hinges yesterday, but somewhere along the way I dropped one package. Last night it snowed. (more…)

Grumpy old men

Friday, February 13th, 2015

In the words of Neil Young, “Old man, take a look at yourself.” Well, we took a look and, boy howdy, are we getting old. (more…)


Friday, February 6th, 2015

CNC machines – from the huge to the small – are available for just about any shop. Now, they’ve escaped the shop. (more…)

Parental guidance suggested

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

My daughter keeps hinting that she wants a miter saw. That terrifies me. (more…)