Jul
01
2014

Making the pitch

The key to sales is promotion, and the key to good promotion is making your work – and yourself – look almost too good to be true. How do you do it? (Read More…)

Jun
27
2014

Scarred for life

Woodworking has been in my blood for years. And, as the saying goes, I’ve got the scars to prove it. (Read More…)

Jun
23
2014

The perfect gift

So how many of you woodworking fathers were gifted with woodworking-themed presents for Father’s Day? (Read More…)

Jun
18
2014

Dust to dust

I’m gloriously pleased with my recently completed shop dust collection system. Which has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that I think I’m going to redo it. (Read More…)

Jun
11
2014

Prints charming

If you keep up with current events, you know that 3-D printing is all the rage. Well, big yawn. Woodworkers have been doing that for years. (Read More…)

Jun
02
2014

Art, and craft

Although I consider myself a skilled woodworker, I don’t consider what I make to be art. I leave that to those better than me. But there’s another interpretation of the term that can apply to anyone. (Read More…)

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…)