Archive for 2014

Intimidation

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

After woodworking for several decades, you’d think there’d be nothing new to learn about myself when it comes to being in the woodshop. Well, I just learned something. (more…)

Idle time

Friday, December 12th, 2014

I’ve been working on three major projects simultaneously, and all three were completed within days of each other. Right now I’ve got – gasp! – some time off. (more…)

Nothing to sneeze at

Friday, December 5th, 2014

They say there are two kinds of woodworkers: Those who are allergic to cocobolo, and those who will become allergic to cocobolo. I think I just switched teams. (more…)

Everything’s relative

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Back when I had lousy dust collection, little stuff was nothing. Now that I have great dust collection, the little stuff seems like everything. (more…)

Moving day

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

It’s that time of year when everything changes outdoors, which alters what I do indoors in the shop to adjust to the cold. (more…)

Button-down job

Friday, November 21st, 2014

I like to think I have a well-supplied shop, and for the most part I do. Until I don’t. (more…)

A grain of truth

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

There are two things to understand about wood grain: how it works, and how it looks. But sometimes it ain’t easy to consider both in the same project. (more…)

Tanned, rested, ready

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Anyone who takes lots of woodshop photos knows that sometimes what comes out of the camera doesn’t quite look like what you took a picture of. That happens a lot when photographing wood. (more…)

Refinishing, and refreshing, memories

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Do you have a recurring woodworking task where you do the same thing over and over? I do. For me, it’s our old coffee table. (more…)

Little shop of horrors

Friday, October 31st, 2014

The crypt was closed early and Stephen King was on vacation, so I had to get my Halloween horror tales from the woodshop instead. Herewith, the pitch sessions, as made to Hollywood. (more…)