Archive for 2012

Realistically, they can’t compete

Friday, September 14th, 2012

I’ve talked before how some small businesses, like Mom & Pop corner hardware stores, are disappearing. I got a perfect example this week of another reason why. (more…)

Rejecting my inner Neanderthal

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

When it comes to facial hair, woodworking has to be the second most common profession to espouse it. Only Geico cavemen seem to have more. (more…)

Sometimes, there is no easy way

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Ever try to figure something out that should be easy, but for some reason you just can’t come up with what you’re looking for no matter how hard you try? Yeah, me too. (more…)

Battery glut

Friday, August 31st, 2012

I have both corded and cordless tools, but I’ve never made any secret of the fact that whenever possible I prefer cordless. (more…)

Been there, done that?

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

I hate chain emails, the junk that friends forward to everyone in their address book. But one I got the other day is an exception. When you see the photo in it, you’ll understand why. (more…)

Show and tell

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

There are lots of woodworking shows, but this week is the year’s biggest: IWF Atlanta. What do these shows mean to you and how/why are they important to how you work? (more…)

Tag sale

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Went to a tag sale yesterday that had tons of tools. Didn’t buy any, but it was an interesting peek into someone else’s woodworking. (more…)

Challenge is the key

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

I’m about to make a project, as a small gift, that has to work perfectly the first time. Trouble is, I don’t know what size it has to be, and I can’t ask. It has to be a surprise. (more…)

Cane you dig it?

Friday, August 10th, 2012

I just made the ugliest quick-and-dirty, needed-one-in-a-hurry project ever. It’s nothing you could shake a stick at. Literally. (more…)

World of wheels

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

With limited shop space, placing a new piece of stationary equipment has to be very well thought out, unless you make it mobile. (more…)