Nothing wrong with nails

What’s so wrong about using nails? Let me answer that for you: Nothing; nothing at all.

I’d hammer in the morning

You know the old saying: “If your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.” From this woodworker’s perspective, that makes perfect sense.

Should it stay or go?

Getting ready for our big move I have lots of decisions. Chief among them: Do I take the big machines, or sell them and buy replacements at our new place?

First steps

I’ve had a shop or at least a workspace everywhere I’ve lived, but I’ve never set up a new shop 100 percent from scratch. It’s thrilling… and a bit scary. Where do I begin?

Downsized home, upsized shop

As with many folks our age, we’ve been thinking of downsizing our home. But it looks like our downsizing may hold an upsized bonus.

Light fantastic

I don’t do much in the way of tool reviews here, but from time to time I just have to talk about a tools I really like. This is one of them.

Deep, dark secrets

Got some nice comments last time on my sandpaper disc trick, so I’m glad you liked it. Now, return the favor.

And speaking of sandpaper…

So, you folks don’t like sanding, huh? Well, here’s something sanding-related that you will like.

Shifting sands

My favorite woodworking task is one that everyone else seems to hate, and I’m not sure why. I’m talking about sanding.

Wear and tear (and parrot presents)

I need to fix two spots on my desk where the finish is coming off, but have been hesitant to address it because I didn’t know what the cause was.