Archive for 2014

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…)

Rain pain

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

I try to be as efficient as possible with my shop work schedule, but a rainy day can wash my schedule down the gutter. (more…)

The old ways

Friday, May 9th, 2014

I’m betting your shop is as well equipped, or better, than mine. But once upon a time we didn’t have all those tools. I’ve been reliving those days lately. (more…)

Wrong place, right time

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Ever look at something you’ve seen hundreds of times, and not recognize it? Sure you have, and it’s usually harmless. Unless it’s in your woodshop. (more…)

Seeing the sights

Monday, May 5th, 2014

I’m not much of a tourist. When I travel I’m usually pretty focused on the reason for the trip, and while I do have a tendency to wander and take my time when traveling – for me, seldom is a trip from point A to point B a straight line – once I arrive I’m most likely to stay put. (more…)

TLI – Too little information

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

There’s a ton of woodworking information on the Internet, a lot of it really helpful. But some of it, well, not so much. (more…)

Pencil pusher

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Woodworkers use pencils… a lot of pencils. But there’s never one near when you need one, is there? (more…)

Sending away (Part 2)

Monday, April 21st, 2014

My relationship with shipping companies is of the love/hate variety. Lately, mostly the latter. (more…)