Archive for 2010

Scraping by

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Scraps are good things; I mine my scrap barrel for gold frequently. But scrapes are a whole ínother thing. (more…)

What you like; what they like

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Iím building a number of projects Ė decorative boxes Ė for the holidays, and Iím in a quandary. Do I make them to please me, or to please the recipients? (more…)

Stick to it

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

I got roped into going to a craft show this weekend, something I normally hate. But I did notice something that I hope is a trend. (more…)

Woodworking, without all the work

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Online information is great for woodworkers who want to learn more. But for nonwoodworkers who donít want to invest the time to really learn? Not so much. (more…)

Voting with me feet

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Itís Election Day everywhere, and I am heartily sick of political advertising. On the plus side, itís chased me out into the shop. (more…)

Getting itchy

Friday, October 29th, 2010

What is it about shop makeovers that make you want to do them with amazing regularity? Yeah, I donít know either, but that urge is back. (more…)

What were we talking about?

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Have you ever forgotten you owned a tool? Not something small and easy to misplace, but something substantial and not particularly inexpensive? I did. (more…)

Board silly

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

I recently argued with a guy over availability of lumber. He said 24í 2x4s were common; I thought not, and more or less said youíd never find one. Looks like I lose. (more…)


Friday, October 15th, 2010

Itís been a full week since Iíve worked in the shop. Like anyone else who hasnít done a regular activity in a while, I feel rusty. (more…)

Little secrets

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

After last Fridayís blog about putting a table saw blade on backward, I heard from a few other folks that Iím not alone. Not that theyíd admit it publicly, of course. (more…)