Archive for 2012

A letter not to Santa

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Everybody does letters to Santa. I have, you have — boring. Who wants to read that? But how about a letter Santa would never get? (more…)

Tale of two failures

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Two local stores are closing soon, neither of which comes as a surprise. What’s surprising is that each could have survived if they’d only adapted. (more…)

Cradle of life

Friday, December 14th, 2012

When I learned several months ago that my daughter was expecting, I asked if she wanted me to build her a cradle. She said no, and I’m glad she did. (more…)

Planet of the apps

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

I’ve been taking my iPad into the shop to stream Internet music. Since I now regularly have a computer in the shop, I’ve been looking around for some woodworking apps that might be useful. (more…)

Battery assault

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

I meant everything I said last time about how much I love batteries. But there’s one aspect to the electronification of our world that concerns me. (more…)

A woodworker’s delight

Friday, November 30th, 2012

I’m going to do something here that I rarely do: disagree with David DeCristoforo. I love batteries! (more…)

Scrapped out

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

My scrap situation finally reached critical mass. I hated to do it, but I had no choice: I needed the room so the scrap had to go. (more…)


Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

I don’t often do prototypes. I’d rather just build a project and see where it goes. But I did one prototype some years ago that I still have. (more…)

Perfect ply

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Sometimes, when you see something that’s great you have to get it – it just might not be there the next time you go. (more…)

Best guesses

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

It’s great to have access to an original when making a reproduction, but sometimes you can’t. In those cases, you have to make your best guess. It’s a pleasure to learn you guessed right. (more…)