Work shopping

We spend a huge amount of our workday, not surprisingly, in the workshop. But when you do this stuff for a living you also spend a lot of time shopping for work.

My cheatin’ heart

An inadvertent error meant I’d have to do one of two things: start a project over, or cheat. I opted for the later. Not a big cheat, but I definitely stepped over the what-you-see-isn’t-what-you-get line.

Fair and square

Sometimes the best shop jig you can make doesn’t have to be made at all, not if it’s been right there in front of you all along.

Taxing time

I suppose I ought to think about doing my taxes. Wait, in writing that I guess I just did think about it, didn’t I?

A fine mess

I haven’t worked in the shop for a week. It’s amazing how quickly it’s turned into a Superfund Site.

Too much stuff

I have too much of a good thing. Nice problem to have, you say? Not when you start running out of room to put the good things.

Ain’t never done that before

Have you ever done something for the first time and been surprised how well it turned out? Me, too, and it’s a great feeling.

Abrasive relationship

Most woodworkers seem to hate the sanding process, but not me. Unfortunately, I have some bad sanding habits.

Sudden scares

Being startled in the woodshop is never a good thing. It depends, of course, on what you’re doing.

Hitting home

Safety is foremost in woodworking, but sometimes it takes knowing someone who’s had a serious injury to really make the message hit home.