Archive for September, 2011

Selective affection

Friday, September 30th, 2011

I don’t like to carve. But wait, carving is woodworking and I love woodworking, so I should like carving, right? (more…)

Woodworking Antiques

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

If you’re a regular reader, you know I love antique examples of woodworking. I still do, but some “antiques” I happened across this past weekend took be by surprise. (more…)


Friday, September 23rd, 2011

At last, something I predicted years ago seems to be happening: Someone other than SawStop is seriously working on flesh-detection technology to minimize table saw injuries. (more…)

14 days and counting

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Tomorrow it will be exactly 14 days – two weeks – since I’ve done anything in the shop. That’s the longest I’ve gone without working out there since I can remember. (more…)

Unwelcome imports

Friday, September 16th, 2011

The U.S. woodworking industry is being invaded by imports, but I’m not talking about tools. I’m talking about imports of the six-legged kind. (more…)

It hasn’t changed

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Making an accurate reproduction means re-creating something exactly the way it was centuries ago. But if it hasn’t changed at all, is it really a reproduction? (more…)

Rockin’ the joint

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Projects often require a particular type of joinery. But when they don’t and the choice is up to you, what do you choose? (more…)

Heavy lifting

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

My shop is a mess, and at the moment you can barely move in it. Fortunately, I mean this in the best way possible. (more…)

Make room, make room!

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Things are quiet now – holiday weekend, between assignments, shop’s empty with no intention of working out there a few days – but all heck is about to break loose, shop-wise. (more…)