Archive for May, 2010

Feeling guilty

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

The Big Box stores are here to stay, while corner hardware stores disappear. Thatís just the way it is. Iím not happy about it, but Iím helping it happen. So are you. (more…)


Friday, May 21st, 2010

For a recent project I wanted the look of shellac but needed the strength of polyurethane. Couldnít get it quite right, so I cheated. (more…)

Thank goodness for synergy

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Iím not real good at a few woodworking tasks, but you know what? I do OK, and thanks to synergy that works out just fine. (more…)

Tools A.J. should never use

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Iíve discussed lately how Iím a canít-leave-well-enough-alone kind of guy. Folks of my type shouldnít use certain tools, for mostly obvious reasons. (more…)

Remembering the little things

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

For every big task thatís easy to remember, there are dozens that easily slip your mind. Paying the mortgage falls in the former category; changing smoke detector batteries falls in the latter. (more…)

Just tell me why

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Hereís a simple question: Why make a free-hand cut on a table saw? Ever? (more…)

Rushiní roulette

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

One of the biggest causes of woodworking accidents is not taking your time. Rushing the job is also the main cause of sloppy work. (more…)