Archive for 2014

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…)

Problem solved

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

I gotta thank you all for your suggestions on how to fix my bathroom trim. Not only do your ideas take care of the problem, they’re easy fixes. That’s a win-win. (more…)

Not been there, haven’t done that

Friday, October 24th, 2014

I’ve been woodworking since high school, but it’s amazing how many woodworky things – some of them very basic and common – that I’ve never done. (more…)

How do I fix this?

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

I need to fix some woodworking trim, but can’t figure out the best way to do it – for that matter, I can’t even think of a so-so way. How about some help? (more…)

Different worlds

Friday, October 17th, 2014

The highlight of an outing last weekend was visiting another woodworker. There were few similarities in how we work, and yet he and I had everything in common. (more…)

Stinker toys

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

One of my fondest memories of childhood was shattered yesterday. My wife bought a new set of Tinkertoys for a class project. They’re plastic. (more…)

Shop improvement time

Friday, October 10th, 2014

With fall here and my woodshop a lot cooler, I’m eagerly anticipating some shop upgrades I’ve been postponing over the hot summer. (more…)

A weekend off

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

For a change, I’m not going to work this coming weekend. Surprisingly, I understand that’s what normal people do all the time. (more…)

The devil – and the delight – is in the details

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Sometimes the best part of designing and making a project isn’t the actual making, but just coming up with how to do it. (more…)

Nailing it

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

There’s a gimmick so overused in movies and TV that it’s become a cliché: the good guy using a nail gun to shoot the bad guy. (more…)