Archive for 2008

Another year older

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Itís been a year since I started doing this blog, so I thought it might be a good idea to go back over all 96 of them to tie up any loose ends. (more…)

Expectations

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

You see it on TV and in the movies, but itís one of those things that doesnít happen to you. When it happened to me, it wasnít what I expected. (more…)

Playing favorites

Friday, December 19th, 2008

We all have our favorite things in life, and the woodshop is no different. Herewith is a list of a few of my favorite shop things. (more…)

Gremlins

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

I have gremlins in my shop. Either that, or itís haunted. Or maybe a playful woodworking spirit. Or, quite possibly, thereís a logical explanation. I opt for spirits. (more…)

Shortcuts, part II

Friday, December 12th, 2008

Last time I talked about some misgivings I had for taking what I considered to be a shortcut on a project. Well, three days later I can honestly say I made the right choice. (more…)

Shortcuts

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

I took a shortcut yesterday in a project chapter for the book Iím doing. Rationally, the decision was a good one that introduced a whole new facet to the project. Irrationally, itís eating at me. (more…)

Gotta have it

Friday, December 5th, 2008

I learned a lot in redoing my shop layout. One of the things I learned is that I buy a lot of stuff I donít need. (more…)

It’s done

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Iíve completed the first stage of my shop redo, and I couldnít be happier. Almost. (more…)

Using my head

Friday, November 28th, 2008

I always thought my first shop accident requiring medical attention would involve the business end of a power tool. Six stitches and one splitting (literally) headache later, I realize I was wrong. (more…)

Winter: Good news/bad news

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

When spring comes, weíre all ecstatic. But when the calendar turns cold, as it is now, for some reason we get excited about that, too. Herewith, good and bad news about winter. (more…)