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…)

May
07
2014

Wrong place, right time

Ever look at something you’ve seen hundreds of times, and not recognize it? Sure you have, and it’s usually harmless. Unless it’s in your woodshop. (Read More…)

May
05
2014

Seeing the sights

I’m not much of a tourist. When I travel I’m usually pretty focused on the reason for the trip, and while I do have a tendency to wander and take my time when traveling – for me, seldom is a trip from point A to point B a straight line – once I arrive I’m most likely to stay put. (Read More…)

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…)