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The case for procrastination

Friday, February 28th, 2014

I procrastinated on buying something last July just long enough to ruin the deal. Now, seven months later, a pleasant happenstance has made it worthwhile. (more…)


Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

This winter I’ve been trying extra hard to better weatherize my shop. Having thought I could do no more, a chance event helped me at least double the efficiency. (more…)

The crooked path

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

It’s gotta be a law of Murphy’s: When I needed a nasty, crooked piece of stock I didn’t have one. (more…)

Well, this is sorta embarrassing

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

After expounding last week on people and companies who don’t do things they’re expected to do, I was immediately guilty of the same thing. Oops. (more…)

Maybe tomorrow

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

I don’t know what kind of ethic is involved, but we’ve lost something these days. Whatever it is it can’t be good for business, big or small. (more…)

This is getting old

Friday, January 31st, 2014

A few weeks ago the excessive cold this winter was annoying. Now, it has become positively disruptive to working in the shop. (more…)

Visitation rites

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

I just got the galleys for an upcoming book and couldn’t be more excited, because I get to revisit projects I haven’t thought about in a long time. (more…)


Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

A good woodworking friend is downsizing his shop – drastically – and I’m having trouble imagining what he’s going through. (more…)

Out of the box

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

You can consider this a minor rant or pet peeve; either is appropriate. Of all the things that bug me about directives in tool manuals, this one is at the top of the list. (more…)

Molar and tenon

Friday, January 10th, 2014

As I struggled to remain calm in the dentist’s chair yesterday (read: keep from whimpering like a little girl), once again I’m amazed at the similarities between dentistry and woodworking. (more…)