This past fall, as the temperature began to be cooler and cooler, I decided it was time to finish building my shop doors. This was a project that I started over a year ago, but as with many of my projects, it was set aside for more important things. I have a walled...read more
Ok, I'm back. I had to take a break for a while. I had only meant for the break to last the summer, but, unfortunately, it lasted a little longer. The 'day job' took up a bit more of my time than I had anticipated for a while. I have been busy woodworking but just...read more
These days most companies (at least those that do some form of design work) use some type of Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) system. It wasn't all that long ago, maybe 15 or 20 years, that much of this work was still done on drafting tables with t-squares, triangles,...read more
I have started designing a custom desk for our office. Out of necessity, it will be a minimalist design. Being a minimalist design, it is quite simple and straight forward. Rather than legs for the desk, I am using what amounts to shelf supports. This is not a...read more
Finding time for hobbies can be really frustrating at times. Lately, I have hit a stretch where I have not been able to get out into the shop. Being a hobbyist woodworker, time in the shop seems to come and go in cycles. There are times when I could go out to the...read more
My father in law stopped by the other day and I was showing him around my workshop. I found myself continually pointing to piles of lumber, each of which belonged to a separate project, each incomplete. I had several rather large projects going on. These were just...read more
"A track saw jig. That's what I need. Why don't I have one? Why do I continually frustrate myself by trying to set up my straight edge for my circular saw." That's what I was saying to myself the other day when I was getting ready to rip some plywood. In the past,...read more
When I started woodworking and researching which tools I should buy first, I totally overlooked wooden hand screw clamps. It was years before I finally added them to my shop. Honestly, I thought they were an old fashioned tool that was only found in places like...read more
Lately, I have been questioning my choice of projects and I think I need to start focusing my efforts on small woodworking projects rather than on large ones. This past weekend, I was out in my workshop desperately trying to finish up a couple of doors that I have...read more
There is a difference between being a hack blogger and being a polished blogger who is going to attract a quality audience. We all want to be the latter. But running a professional-looking blog isn't always easy. To have a classy-looking blog you need to work on it...read more
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