Archive for 2014

Not so dumb after all

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Still haven’t fixed my lathe yet, but I now have a good idea where the problem is. And it lets me off the hook as it applies to what I thought was a lack of woodworking smarts. (more…)

Expert advice

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

What does someone who’s supposed to know a lot do when he doesn’t know something about stuff he’s supposed to know about? When it’s me, I ask those who do. (more…)

Desk job

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

I don’t often criticize the work of others, but the desk I’m using at this moment is nearly impossible to use. Sure is pretty, though. (more…)

One day at a time

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

One of the realities of working alone is that you can lose track of time. Sometimes that’s a good thing, but not when you also lose track of what day it is. (more…)

Egg on my face

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing it right. It’s easy to take that too far, though. At least, it is for me. (more…)

Food for thought

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

I don’t often eat in the shop. Now I know why. (more…)

Child’s play

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

I really like woodworking; if you’re reading this, so do you. Been a while since I literally had fun in the shop, though. Yesterday, I did. (more…)

Over a barrel

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

It’s sad when Mom & Pop stores and older businesses disappear in the modern world. Sometimes, though, they don’t disappear permanently. (more…)

Making the pitch

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

The key to sales is promotion, and the key to good promotion is making your work – and yourself – look almost too good to be true. How do you do it? (more…)

Scarred for life

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Woodworking has been in my blood for years. And, as the saying goes, I’ve got the scars to prove it. (more…)