Dec
09
2015

Just like learning piano

There are lots of woodworking skills I covet, but leaning how to use SketchUp is probably at the top of my list. (Read More…)

Dec
04
2015

Hey, where’d my shop go?

A funny thing happened to my shop. It disappeared. At least, I’m having a darned time trying to find it. (Read More…)

Dec
01
2015

Paying attention (or not)

A simple case of not paying attention could have ruined a recent project. I didn’t, but it was still a lesson learned. (Read More…)

Nov
20
2015

Balmy breezes

With the weather – and my woodshop – turning colder, I came up with a hot idea. OK, overstated a bit in an effort at cleverness, but it really is a good idea. (Read More…)

Nov
17
2015

Falsely accused

I far prefer brushing or wiping on a finish as opposed to spraying, but there is one annoying drawback. (Read More…)

Nov
10
2015

Lucky strikes again

Hardwood lumber from your local Big Box usually isn’t very good. But sometimes, it’s fantastic. (Read More…)

Nov
06
2015

Short-term terror

An unexpected, terrifying shock can happen anytime – while driving, doing extreme sports, opening bills – but none are as instantly petrifying as in the woodshop. (Read More…)

Nov
03
2015

Use it, or lose it

Some things, like riding a bicycle, are never forgotten once learned. But hop on a bike for the first time in a few years and you’ll be terrible at it. (Read More…)

Oct
30
2015

Shine on

A simple, fast bit of maintenance makes all the difference in table saw performance. So why is it so easy to forget? (Read More…)

Oct
27
2015

A little light dusting

Dust in the shop, and I mean the really fine stuff, is insidious to the point of being nearly invisible. (Read More…)