Apr
10
2015

Unkindest cut

If you’re a woodworker, minor cuts are just part of the deal. But this tiny cut is simply the worst. (Read More…)

Apr
07
2015

Lumber wonderland

Ever been to a lumber store? You’re probably saying yeah, sure. Well, if you didn’t travel to Charm, Ohio, to do so then, no, you haven’t really. (Read More…)

Mar
31
2015

One of these things is not like the other

We revere Old World work, and rightly so. Sometimes, though, the work wasn’t the best. (Read More…)

Mar
27
2015

Assault and batteries

How many batteries do you have in your shop? Go ahead, take a guess. I’ll bet you’re wrong. (Read More…)

Mar
24
2015

Glue and nails

It’s always good to back up one method of fastening with another, like using both glue and nails. In this case, though, the nails aren’t what you think. (Read More…)

Mar
20
2015

Shortcuts

Is it OK to take a shortcut in woodworking as long as nobody sees it in the final project? Absolutely. (Read More…)

Mar
18
2015

Short end of the stick

We’ve talked before about the cheapening of woodworking products and supplies. I stumbled across another example over the weekend. (Read More…)

Mar
13
2015

Design-on-the-fly

The biggest lie from any woodshop: “This turned out exactly the way I planned it.” (Read More…)

Mar
10
2015

How I work

I thought it might be fun to occasionally talk about specific methods or techniques I use in the shop. You may or may not find them useful, but hopefully they’ll be interesting. (Read More…)

Mar
06
2015

Well, at least wood floats

You’d think nothing could be more welcome than saying hello to an early spring thaw. You’d be wrong. (Read More…)