I confess, I’m a mess

Are you messy in the woodshop? If so, you’re a rank amateur when it comes to the messes I can creatively conjure up.

Story stuck

Drawer slides are among the easiest things to install: Do it correctly, and they practically install themselves. Pop quiz: What’s the key statement there?

Chatoyance annoyance

I like light. Light is our friend. So let there be some; in fact, let there be plenty of it. But sometimes, light likes to play funny games.

Made in the shade no longer

I hate when big old trees are cut down, for lots of reasons. A neighbor took one down last week, though, that’s had a direct impact on my work. Wait, what?

Falling off a log

“It won’t happen to me, I’m only [insert action here].” Somehow, trivializing an easy action makes an unwanted outcome seem unlikely. It doesn’t work.

Chilled out

Not all essential shop accessories relate to woodworking. And some, no matter how much we like them, aren’t all that essential.

Free-time fun

If you’re like me, you use your woodshop skills for chores outside the shop. But do you ever use those skills just for fun? Sure you do.

Take two

Whenever I buy accessories or small tools, I really should buy two at once. It’d save a lot of time.

It’s new, improved and old-fashioned

I love all new technology, especially as in applies to my shop. Guess what, though? Old technology is still there. Nothing whatsoever has happened to it.

How to succeed in business

No woodworking this time. Instead, here’s how to make a local business thrive. That’s related, right?