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…)

Mar
03
2015

Relics

I took some time this weekend to look over my Dad’s old tools, and it brought back some memories. (Read More…)

Feb
24
2015

A difficult task completed

I finally accomplished the redo of my dust collection ducting I’ve wanted to get at, and learned several things in the process. (Read More…)

Feb
20
2015

Show & sell

I’ve been asked to present some of my work at a small show. That’s a first for me, so it presents some interesting challenges. (Read More…)

Feb
17
2015

Supply run

I bought some specialty hinges yesterday, but somewhere along the way I dropped one package. Last night it snowed. (Read More…)

Feb
13
2015

Grumpy old men

In the words of Neil Young, “Old man, take a look at yourself.” Well, we took a look and, boy howdy, are we getting old. (Read More…)

Feb
06
2015

Wee CNC

CNC machines – from the huge to the small – are available for just about any shop. Now, they’ve escaped the shop. (Read More…)

Feb
03
2015

Parental guidance suggested

My daughter keeps hinting that she wants a miter saw. That terrifies me. (Read More…)