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.

Smaller tools, bigger shop

I need more room to work. Period. The question is, how to get it?


I’ve noted before that I am terrible at hand-cutting dovetails, and so avoid it whenever possible. Not this weekend, though.

Where you least expect it

Oh woe the rarely used tool, the one you need once every year or two (or three). Now, where did I put that?

All in a day’s work

I never ask or expect anything in return for woodworking favors. As far as I’m concerned, using my skills to help a friend is its own reward.

Housecleaning and opportunities

In getting rid of some unneeded stuff this week, I think I stumbled on a chance to make some money. The question is: Do I want to?

You’re gonna thank me

Hey, remember talking about how your thumb tips split in the winter? Ouch is right. Well, I came up with something to take care of that you probably never thought of.

Best business practices

Loyal customers buy things all the time, but sometimes the best way to create loyal customers is not to sell them anything at all.

No need

Sometimes, I have absolutely no need whatsoever for one particular tool or another. But often, I just can’t seem to rest until I get it.

Re-creating the past

How do you include an old character in a new movie when the original actor has died? This is a woodworking analogy so you know the answer: You create a reproduction.