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How I work

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Here’s another installment of an irregular series of how I do things in the shop. No deep thoughts here, just something I’ve come to use regularly because it works for me. (more…)

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…)