Nov
11
2014

Tanned, rested, ready

Anyone who takes lots of woodshop photos knows that sometimes what comes out of the camera doesn’t quite look like what you took a picture of. That happens a lot when photographing wood. (Read More…)

Nov
04
2014

Refinishing, and refreshing, memories

Do you have a recurring woodworking task where you do the same thing over and over? I do. For me, it’s our old coffee table. (Read More…)

Oct
31
2014

Little shop of horrors

The crypt was closed early and Stephen King was on vacation, so I had to get my Halloween horror tales from the woodshop instead. Herewith, the pitch sessions, as made to Hollywood. (Read More…)

Oct
29
2014

Problem solved

I gotta thank you all for your suggestions on how to fix my bathroom trim. Not only do your ideas take care of the problem, they’re easy fixes. That’s a win-win. (Read More…)

Oct
24
2014

Not been there, haven’t done that

I’ve been woodworking since high school, but it’s amazing how many woodworky things – some of them very basic and common – that I’ve never done. (Read More…)

Oct
21
2014

How do I fix this?

I need to fix some woodworking trim, but can’t figure out the best way to do it – for that matter, I can’t even think of a so-so way. How about some help? (Read More…)

Oct
17
2014

Different worlds

The highlight of an outing last weekend was visiting another woodworker. There were few similarities in how we work, and yet he and I had everything in common. (Read More…)

Oct
15
2014

Stinker toys

One of my fondest memories of childhood was shattered yesterday. My wife bought a new set of Tinkertoys for a class project. They’re plastic. (Read More…)

Oct
10
2014

Shop improvement time

With fall here and my woodshop a lot cooler, I’m eagerly anticipating some shop upgrades I’ve been postponing over the hot summer. (Read More…)

Oct
07
2014

A weekend off

For a change, I’m not going to work this coming weekend. Surprisingly, I understand that’s what normal people do all the time. (Read More…)