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Different worlds

Friday, October 17th, 2014

The highlight of an outing last weekend was visiting another woodworker. There were few similarities in how we work, and yet he and I had everything in common. (more…)

Stinker toys

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

One of my fondest memories of childhood was shattered yesterday. My wife bought a new set of Tinkertoys for a class project. They’re plastic. (more…)

Shop improvement time

Friday, October 10th, 2014

With fall here and my woodshop a lot cooler, I’m eagerly anticipating some shop upgrades I’ve been postponing over the hot summer. (more…)

A weekend off

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

For a change, I’m not going to work this coming weekend. Surprisingly, I understand that’s what normal people do all the time. (more…)

The devil – and the delight – is in the details

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Sometimes the best part of designing and making a project isn’t the actual making, but just coming up with how to do it. (more…)

Nailing it

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

There’s a gimmick so overused in movies and TV that it’s become a cliché: the good guy using a nail gun to shoot the bad guy. (more…)

Messing around

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

After six months of steady use, I love my upgraded dust-collection system. However, my shop is still a pigsty. (more…)

Put it on my bill

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Money in, money out. If you’re in business, any kind of business, that’s the governing equation. But if one side of that equation is missing, you’ve got trouble. (more…)

A fine day for boating

Friday, September 12th, 2014

I’m a big believer in the theory of rising tides. My niche in the woodworking industry is very small, so my boat is correspondingly small. But it’s a boat nonetheless, and it’ll rise right along with the others. And it looks like there are indications that the water’s rising. (more…)

Bottom’s up

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

This is not a Murphy’s Law story. Still, sometimes you just have to curse that guy anyway. (more…)