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…)

Oct
23
2015

Bugged

Major issues never seem really major until they hit home. Just within the last year or two, the Emerald Ash Borer has decided to call where I live “home.” (Read More…)

Oct
20
2015

Pure luck

Ever do something in the shop that you thought would be a lot of work, but by pure chance you caught a break and it turned out lots easier? I just did that. (Read More…)

Oct
13
2015

Constant evolution

Once again I’m reworking my shop layout, and I now realize that such things are part of a never-ending process. (Read More…)

Oct
09
2015

Joining the future

The fanciest joinery in the world isn’t always the best choice for a particular project. Sometimes simpler is better. (Read More…)

Oct
05
2015

Through thick and thin

One of the most important keys to successful woodworking is measuring. But sometimes we get so used to doing something that we misplace the keys. (Read More…)

Sep
28
2015

Passing the torch

I can’t decide if the best part of teaching my daughter how to use a new tool is knowing she’s doing it right, or the sheer enjoyment of the experience. (Read More…)

Sep
18
2015

A major addition

Don’t you hate when new technology makes your favorite tools obsolete? I’ll bet you wish there was a way you could easily adapt new tech to old tools. Well, guess what? (Read More…)

Sep
15
2015

Many happy returns

If something you buy doesn’t work, what do you do – dutifully follow the manufacturer’s directions, or take it back to the store? Seems like a no brainer to me. (Read More…)

Sep
11
2015

It’s show time, folks

There comes a point in every theatrical production where practicing stops and the show begins for the paying customers. Same thing in the woodshop. (Read More…)