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Great advice

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Last year a blog commenter made a wonderful suggestion to help me get more work done. Today, I am a happy man for taking the advice. (more…)

Unkindest cut

Friday, April 10th, 2015

If you’re a woodworker, minor cuts are just part of the deal. But this tiny cut is simply the worst. (more…)

Lumber wonderland

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Ever been to a lumber store? You’re probably saying yeah, sure. Well, if you didn’t travel to Charm, Ohio, to do so then, no, you haven’t really. (more…)

One of these things is not like the other

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

We revere Old World work, and rightly so. Sometimes, though, the work wasn’t the best. (more…)

Assault and batteries

Friday, March 27th, 2015

How many batteries do you have in your shop? Go ahead, take a guess. I’ll bet you’re wrong. (more…)

Glue and nails

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

It’s always good to back up one method of fastening with another, like using both glue and nails. In this case, though, the nails aren’t what you think. (more…)


Friday, March 20th, 2015

Is it OK to take a shortcut in woodworking as long as nobody sees it in the final project? Absolutely. (more…)

Short end of the stick

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

We’ve talked before about the cheapening of woodworking products and supplies. I stumbled across another example over the weekend. (more…)


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…)