Feb
12
2014

Well, this is sorta embarrassing

After expounding last week on people and companies who don’t do things they’re expected to do, I was immediately guilty of the same thing. Oops. (Read More…)

Feb
04
2014

Maybe tomorrow

I don’t know what kind of ethic is involved, but we’ve lost something these days. Whatever it is it can’t be good for business, big or small. (Read More…)

Jan
31
2014

This is getting old

A few weeks ago the excessive cold this winter was annoying. Now, it has become positively disruptive to working in the shop. (Read More…)

Jan
29
2014

Visitation rites

I just got the galleys for an upcoming book and couldn’t be more excited, because I get to revisit projects I haven’t thought about in a long time. (Read More…)

Jan
21
2014

Downsizing

A good woodworking friend is downsizing his shop – drastically – and I’m having trouble imagining what he’s going through. (Read More…)

Jan
15
2014

Out of the box

You can consider this a minor rant or pet peeve; either is appropriate. Of all the things that bug me about directives in tool manuals, this one is at the top of the list. (Read More…)

Jan
10
2014

Molar and tenon

As I struggled to remain calm in the dentist’s chair yesterday (read: keep from whimpering like a little girl), once again I’m amazed at the similarities between dentistry and woodworking. (Read More…)

Jan
07
2014

Frozen assets

I was planning on getting some shop work done today. But thanks to the Polar Vortex that’s plunged this portion of the Midwest into the deep freeze, maybe not. (Read More…)

Jan
02
2014

An abrasive habit

We all have some shop practices we don’t brag about. This is one I probably shouldn’t admit, but I don’t see me changing the habit any time soon. (Read More…)

Dec
23
2013

Fix it, or fudge it?

Tools should be kept in top shape, but when a permanent fix or adjustment is overly time-consuming, a quick workaround can be tempting. (Read More…)