Archive for 2010

Stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Been a long time since I’ve had an entry in my series of “Stupid” blogs. Guess I’m long overdue. (more…)

Random stuff ‘n’ things

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Nothing heavy or Earth-shattering today – no deep meanings or discussion of severed fingers like last time – just some random thoughts on woodworking and the shop life. (more…)

“Almost” always counts, Part 2

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

“Almost” happens a lot in the shop in both good and bad ways. But when it refers to a safety issue – as in, “I almost cut my finger off,” it’s always bad. Or is it? (more…)

“Almost” always counts, Part 1

Monday, September 27th, 2010

They say “almost” only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. Not true. It always counts in woodworking, and in more ways than one. (more…)

Copying my work

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

I recently experienced two cases of my work being copied by others. One was my woodworking writing being copied, the other my woodworking itself. Both turned out fine. (more…)

Are we having fun yet?

Friday, September 17th, 2010

I don’t do a lot of polls in this blog – the format isn’t quite right for it – but I’m doing one today. The question is straightforward: How is the economy doing for your shop; specifically, are things getting better? (more…)

Panel of experts

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Gluing up panels can be hit or miss – will the finished panel curl up like a potato chip or not? (more…)

Drill team

Friday, September 10th, 2010

The router may be the most versatile, and the table saw the most used, but my favorite shop tool is the cordless drill. (more…)

Knot now

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

I like clear, unblemished wood as much as the next guy – most fine furniture projects demand it – but I also like the natural look of knots. (more…)

What a find!

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

I just bought a fantastic piece of figured maple, priced the same as regular maple. What a find! Where’d I got it is the best part. (more…)