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.

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?