Archive for 2009

Sweet aroma

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Hereís another reason I feel bad for those who donít work wood: Sometimes it just smells so darned good, and they donít know what theyíre missing. (more…)

Lonely tools

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Quick survey: Whatís the loneliest tool in your shop? By that, I mean a tool you use infrequently, maybe even rarely, but still wouldnít be without. (more…)

A mark of antiquity

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

I lost my marking knife. Donít know where, or even when (which might have helped with where). I reached for it one day, and it was gone. That was months ago. (more…)

Let’s go antiquing

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

I donít disagree with David DeCristoforo often, but I certainly have a different perspective on just what constitutes an antique piece of furniture. (more…)

I donít get it

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

I donít hate studio furniture; in fact, most of it I find extremely attractive. But some of it, well, not so much. (more…)

Decisions, decisions

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Part of my job as a woodworking writer is to test tools. Thatís always fun, and a real perk of the job Ė until it comes time to pick a ďbest tool.Ē (more…)

Cast away

Monday, September 21st, 2009

After arm surgery a few weeks ago, I finally got the cast off. Itís great to have two hands again, but Iíve learned some things. (more…)

Words of wisdom

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

My recent blog on woodworking mistakes garnered some insightful quotations on the subject of experience. For something a bit different this time around, I thought Iíd present†a short collection of quotations from famous individuals specific to our favorite endeavor. (more…)

Cookies, but no milk please

Friday, September 11th, 2009

Not all tools are big, expensive and complicated. Sometimes itís the little woodworking innovations that can have the biggest impact. (more…)

Thanks for the memory

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Woodworking involves countless hand skills. And while all are essential to woodworking, relatively few are strictly woodworking skills. Confusing? Nah, not at all. (more…)