Mar
04
2014

The waiting game

I’ve spoken before about a key reason the economy is hurting, and I’m going to again: On top of all other factors, professional performance and care for the customer is dying. (Read More…)

Feb
28
2014

The case for procrastination

I procrastinated on buying something last July just long enough to ruin the deal. Now, seven months later, a pleasant happenstance has made it worthwhile. (Read More…)

Feb
25
2014

Drafted

This winter I’ve been trying extra hard to better weatherize my shop. Having thought I could do no more, a chance event helped me at least double the efficiency. (Read More…)

Feb
18
2014

The crooked path

It’s gotta be a law of Murphy’s: When I needed a nasty, crooked piece of stock I didn’t have one. (Read More…)

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…)