Archive for 2008

Water-based finishing

Friday, October 17th, 2008

They say you canít live without water. Iím betting I could live just fine with a little bit less. (more…)

Shedding some light

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Iím almost done with my storage shed and boy, have I learned a lot. Not about construction, but about myself. (more…)

Yeah, experience IS required

Friday, October 10th, 2008

Do-it-yourself. Easy-to-do. No experience required. These are all phrases commonly attached to home-improvement projects. Theyíre not outright lies, but they sure are relative. (more…)

Chalk one up

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Years of being in the woodworking publishing industry combined with years of being a woodworker have given me a good knowledge of tools. Almost. (more…)

Work first, play later

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

They finally delivered my shed kit yesterday. Itís in the backyard right now, singing its siren song, tempting me to stop what Iím doing and come out and play. Unfortunately, I canít. (more…)

Garbage in …

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Whatís the best thing youíve ever pulled out of the trash and turned into treasure? Iíve talked before about recycling and re-use of old woodworking stuff, using it for raw materials or turning it into something new and good. Iíd like to take that theme a bit further and extend it to outright trash, stuff that someone has literally tossed out because it was, to them, garbage. (more…)

The most dangerous tool (part 2)

Friday, September 26th, 2008

In what has become an impromptu safety week, Iíll again continue David DeCristoforoís theme, this time from his blog for Thursday (9-25-08). As before, read his blog first. Go ahead; Iíll wait. (more…)

The most dangerous tool

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

In David DeCristoforoís blog for Monday (9-22-08), he discussed tool safety. Iím going to pick up on his thread, but I want you to go read his blog first. Go ahead; Iíll wait. (more…)

Tooth and nail(s)

Friday, September 19th, 2008

I hate the dentist. I’d rather eat dirt than go to the dentist. Of course, if I ate dirt, then I’d need to go to the dentist more often. It’s a vicious circle. (more…)

Kit and caboodle

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Itís been a long time since I last bought a kit of any kind Ė certainly a woodworking kit Ė but Iíve just done exactly that. (more…)