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Why is it…?

Friday, August 14th, 2015

No matter how well I plan, when beginning a new project it’s an absolute certainty I can’t start without first making a trip to get something I need. (more…)

A big difference

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Replaced all the saw blades in my shop this week, and I am a very happy woodworker. (more…)

Am I blue? You bet.

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

How useful a Bluetooth-capable tool is depends on how you use it. But the coolness factor of a Bluetooth-capable tool isn’t in dispute: It’s waymo cool. (more…)

Hammer time

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

What’s the most basic woodshop tool? There are probably several, but for me it’s got to be a plain, old hammer. (more…)

The age of old

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

As we baby boomers age, all sorts of age-related woes interfere with, well, just about everything.  (more…)

A bit of light reading

Friday, July 17th, 2015

After considering possible upgraded shop lighting I think I’ve found the best option. However, I’ve decided against it. Here’s why. (more…)

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…)