Apr
30
2014

TLI – Too little information

There’s a ton of woodworking information on the Internet, a lot of it really helpful. But some of it, well, not so much. (Read More…)

Apr
25
2014

Pencil pusher

Woodworkers use pencils… a lot of pencils. But there’s never one near when you need one, is there? (Read More…)

Apr
21
2014

Sending away (Part 2)

My relationship with shipping companies is of the love/hate variety. Lately, mostly the latter. (Read More…)

Apr
15
2014

Sending away

Buying local is great when you can, but for specialized equipment and supplies you have no choice but to send away for it. Sometimes, problems ensue. (Read More…)

Apr
04
2014

Mystery part

I found a small piece of hardware on the shop floor yesterday that looks important. Trouble is, I have no idea what it could be. (Read More…)

Apr
02
2014

Bargains galore!

You’ll probably think this is an April Fool’s joke, but it isn’t. I’ve found some great clamps at the incredible bargain price of only $7,172.78. Each. (Read More…)

Mar
25
2014

Breaking not-so-bad

When things just can’t get any worse, a pleasant memory offers comfort. To that end, few memories are as pleasant as being in the shop, even on a fictional TV show. (Read More…)

Mar
18
2014

Good enough for now

I’ve been restoring some artillery items for my Civil War reenacting unit, but as I work it’s clear that a replacement would be best. Unfortunately, not right now. (Read More…)

Mar
14
2014

Better efficiency through laziness

It’s great if you’re naturally efficient, but being smart and lazy is easier. (Read More…)

Mar
11
2014

Compromise

I’ve noted before that compromise plays a large role in woodworking, and as I set up my new dust-collection system I find I’m making several. (Read More…)