May
23
2014

It’s the little things

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. (Read More…)

May
16
2014

Sticking it to us

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

May
14
2014

Rain pain

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

May
09
2014

The old ways

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. (Read More…)

May
07
2014

Wrong place, right time

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. (Read More…)

May
05
2014

Seeing the sights

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. (Read More…)

Apr
30
2014

TLI – Too little information

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

Apr
25
2014

Pencil pusher

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

Apr
21
2014

Sending away (Part 2)

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

Apr
15
2014

Sending away

Buying local is great when you can, but for specialized equipment and supplies you have no choice but to send away for it. Sometimes, problems ensue. (Read More…)