Jun
08
2015

All ashore that’s going ashore

It’s been a long time since tools were regularly made in the U.S, with pretty much all of them migrating to foreign shores over the years. But is the tide changing? (Read More…)

May
29
2015

Is there really nothing left to get?

I got a $50 Amazon gift card as a premium with a recent purchase and am dying to buy me some woodworking niceness with it. Trouble is, there’s nothing I really want just now. (Read More…)

May
26
2015

It all evens out

When you’re a woodworker, two things happen: People want you to do stuff for them, and people want to give you stuff. (Read More…)

May
19
2015

Draft pick

Any shop with a roll-up door can get really drafty. I came up with a fix for that problem, but inadvertently caused another. (Read More…)

May
18
2015

Yeah, it’s you

I can’t hide the truth any longer. It’s just not working out, and I’m afraid we’ll have to break up. (Read More…)

May
12
2015

Making it from scratch

I know you’ve done this: You’re putting the finishing touch on something you’ve worked exceedingly hard on, and you damage it. (Read More…)

May
08
2015

Aromatherapy

Like baking, woodworking has its share of pleasant aromas.  For me, two rise above all the rest. (Read More…)

May
05
2015

Muscle memory

A painful lesson served as a reminder that a particular cause of shop accidents can happen incredibly easily. Fortunately, the painful lesson didn’t occur in the shop. (Read More…)

May
01
2015

Missing the obvious

It’s easy to feel stupid when you try to fix something but overlook the obvious. But sometimes, the obvious thing isn’t obvious at all. (Read More…)

Apr
24
2015

Tip-top tip

One of the best sources of woodworking knowledge is from other woodworkers who’ve discovered a better way of doing something: the venerable “shop tip.” (Read More…)