Archive for February, 2011


Friday, February 25th, 2011

There’s an old saying that a good writer can write about anything, whether he knows anything about it or not. A decade ago, that described Brian Caldwell. (more…)

Hidden treasure

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Part of the process of working on my shop redo was emptying some boxes that had been stored in the old cabinets. Inside one I found buried gold. (more…)

Blind ambition

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Although it was only tangentially related to woodworking, I had a marvelous experience this week I thought you’d enjoy hearing about. (more…)

Shop comfort

Friday, February 11th, 2011

I work better when comfortable, whether at my computer or in the shop. How I create the environment makes all the difference. (more…)

Unkind cuts

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

I hope the way I work isn’t inherently dangerous, because for some reason I manage to cut myself constantly. (more…)

There’s a reason they’re truisms

Friday, February 4th, 2011

As with legends and myths, there’s always at least some fact behind adages, maxims, old saws and truisms. I proved it this week, twice. (more…)

Consider it done

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Well, my major shop renovation is done. The cabinets came out great and I couldn’t be more pleased. (more…)