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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…)

Joining the future

Friday, October 9th, 2015

The fanciest joinery in the world isn’t always the best choice for a particular project. Sometimes simpler is better. (more…)

Through thick and thin

Monday, October 5th, 2015

One of the most important keys to successful woodworking is measuring. But sometimes we get so used to doing something that we misplace the keys. (more…)

Passing the torch

Monday, September 28th, 2015

I can’t decide if the best part of teaching my daughter how to use a new tool is knowing she’s doing it right, or the sheer enjoyment of the experience. (more…)

A major addition

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Don’t you hate when new technology makes your favorite tools obsolete? I’ll bet you wish there was a way you could easily adapt new tech to old tools. Well, guess what? (more…)

Many happy returns

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

If something you buy doesn’t work, what do you do – dutifully follow the manufacturer’s directions, or take it back to the store? Seems like a no brainer to me. (more…)