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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…)

Well, at least wood floats

Friday, March 6th, 2015

You’d think nothing could be more welcome than saying hello to an early spring thaw. You’d be wrong. (more…)


Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

I took some time this weekend to look over my Dad’s old tools, and it brought back some memories. (more…)

A difficult task completed

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

I finally accomplished the redo of my dust collection ducting I’ve wanted to get at, and learned several things in the process. (more…)