Archive for 2008

Satisfaction

Friday, September 12th, 2008

Mick Jagger once said, “I can’t get no satisfaction.” In Sinatra’s version, I think he changed that to, “I can’t get any satisfaction.” Clearly, neither were woodworkers. (more…)

Quality expectations

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

When you’re paying to have a job performed for you, you expect a certain level of quality in the finished work. (more…)

Giving up the day job

Friday, September 5th, 2008

Do all woodworkers dream of quitting their day jobs to devote full time to woodworking pursuits? Probably not all, but I’m betting that a few reading this blog are thinking about it. (more…)

Marx moments

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

For the first time since I started doing these blogs last January, this one has nothing to do with woodworking. Instead, a recent event has reminded me of a perfect Marx Brothers moment. (more…)

Thief

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

I’m a woodworking thief. A bandit. Burglar. Robber. Brigand. That’s me. No, I don’t steal wood or tools. I steal something better: I steal ideas. (more…)

Time machine

Monday, August 25th, 2008

It doesn’t happen often, but I actually foresee being able to spend some real time in the shop. I am a happy guy. (more…)

Re-use and renew

Friday, August 15th, 2008

I’m a big believer that there’s no such thing as scrap. (more…)

DDIY – Don’t Do It Yourself

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Like all woodworkers, I’m a fairly handy DIY guy around the house for most repairs. And if I can do it, why pay someone else an outrageous amount to do it? (more…)

It’s all about me, sort of

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

I think that maybe – maybe! – I might actually have some time in the next week to do some woodworking for myself. My time, for me. A “me” project. (more…)

The right time

Friday, August 1st, 2008

The right tool for the right job is an old maxim. But unless you use all the tools at once on the same job, how do you know which is the right one? (more…)