Archive for 2014

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…)

The perfect gift

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

So how many of you woodworking fathers were gifted with woodworking-themed presents for Father’s Day? (more…)

Dust to dust

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

I’m gloriously pleased with my recently completed shop dust collection system. Which has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that I think I’m going to redo it. (more…)

Prints charming

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

If you keep up with current events, you know that 3-D printing is all the rage. Well, big yawn. Woodworkers have been doing that for years. (more…)

Art, and craft

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Although I consider myself a skilled woodworker, I don’t consider what I make to be art. I leave that to those better than me. But there’s another interpretation of the term that can apply to anyone. (more…)

It’s the little things

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

The main thing we want in the shop is for things to go right, but that doesn’t always mean something major. The minor things are sometimes the best. (more…)

Sticking it to us

Friday, May 16th, 2014

When did random stapling become so popular for lumber suppliers? Those things have become the newest woodworking-related accident waiting to happen. (more…)