May
18
2015

Yeah, it’s you

I can’t hide the truth any longer. It’s just not working out, and I’m afraid we’ll have to break up. (Read More…)

May
12
2015

Making it from scratch

I know you’ve done this: You’re putting the finishing touch on something you’ve worked exceedingly hard on, and you damage it. (Read More…)

May
08
2015

Aromatherapy

Like baking, woodworking has its share of pleasant aromas.  For me, two rise above all the rest. (Read More…)

May
05
2015

Muscle memory

A painful lesson served as a reminder that a particular cause of shop accidents can happen incredibly easily. Fortunately, the painful lesson didn’t occur in the shop. (Read More…)

May
01
2015

Missing the obvious

It’s easy to feel stupid when you try to fix something but overlook the obvious. But sometimes, the obvious thing isn’t obvious at all. (Read More…)

Apr
24
2015

Tip-top tip

One of the best sources of woodworking knowledge is from other woodworkers who’ve discovered a better way of doing something: the venerable “shop tip.” (Read More…)

Apr
21
2015

It’s the name on the box

I bought a new grill and assembled it this weekend, an experience so smooth and hassle-free that it mystifies me how tool manufacturers get the process so wrong. (Read More…)

Apr
17
2015

Great advice

Last year a blog commenter made a wonderful suggestion to help me get more work done. Today, I am a happy man for taking the advice. (Read More…)

Apr
10
2015

Unkindest cut

If you’re a woodworker, minor cuts are just part of the deal. But this tiny cut is simply the worst. (Read More…)

Apr
07
2015

Lumber wonderland

Ever been to a lumber store? You’re probably saying yeah, sure. Well, if you didn’t travel to Charm, Ohio, to do so then, no, you haven’t really. (Read More…)