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Of mice and mess

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

We have cats; ergo, we don’t have mice. At least, not for long. But there is one, mostly cat-free zone in our house: my shop. (more…)

The great changeover

Friday, January 16th, 2015

You wouldn’t think so, but putting away Christmas decorations affects my woodworking. And not in a good way. (more…)

Misled by Ted

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Ever hear of “Ted’s Woodworking?” If you’ve searched for anything related to woodworking on the Internet, you probably have. News flash: It’s a scam targeting woodworkers. (more…)

Weather wackiness

Friday, January 9th, 2015

It looks like last year’s “Polar Vortex” wasn’t just a one-time treat. As always, the cold plays havoc with my shop experience in myriad ways. (more…)


Monday, January 5th, 2015

It’s the first blog of the New Year, and at this very moment … (more…)

The scroll of life

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Twice in one month I’ve learned something about how I do woodworking. Like the last time, it was something I don’t handle very well. Darn. (more…)

Christmas rush

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Here were are only a few days away from Christmas, and I find myself just now getting started on some projects I intend to gift to family. (more…)


Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

After woodworking for several decades, you’d think there’d be nothing new to learn about myself when it comes to being in the woodshop. Well, I just learned something. (more…)

Idle time

Friday, December 12th, 2014

I’ve been working on three major projects simultaneously, and all three were completed within days of each other. Right now I’ve got – gasp! – some time off. (more…)

Nothing to sneeze at

Friday, December 5th, 2014

They say there are two kinds of woodworkers: Those who are allergic to cocobolo, and those who will become allergic to cocobolo. I think I just switched teams. (more…)