Power Tools vs. Hand Tools

For as long as I can remember, woodworkers have fallen into two different categories. It seems you were either a modern high-tech gadget power tools guy or a nostalgic traditionalist hand tool person. In the beginning, I believed this was to be true. But these days my thoughts are changing and I think I am […]

Looking Past the Obvious

Fairly recently I finished a dining room table for a client. I was really pleased with it and I did what most of us do, I posted pictures on social media. I received a handful of likes and comments such as, “Nice Job”, and “Looks great!”. I am thankful people take a little bit of […]

Making Plans and Setting Goals in Woodworking

I’m a guy who relies on planning. Every day I make a list of the things I need/want to do.  This helps me stay on track and not get derailed on a side project. (hint- it doesn’t always work) But the really important list for me is my yearly goals.  Every new year I like […]

Best Way to Learn Woodworking in 2021

With the arrival of the new year, I typically think of resolutions or things to change in my life. But I think I can speak for everyone, 2020 brought enough changes and I certainly don’t want any more. But I still like to set goals for myself. And a goal that I can never fully […]

Split Decision

For the last month or so, I have enjoyed going into my woods and chopping up some dead trees that have fallen. I have found the process to not only be a great workout but also a mind enlightening experience. (read the article, Breaking Point, here) The current tree I have been chopping away at […]

At a crossroads with the Newsletter

Without a doubt, 2020 certainly has been a crazy year. I think it’s fair to say, some people have lost jobs, some have to deal with homeschooled kids, and some have contracted the Covid virus. I’m sure each of us have a story we can share. I would like to share some of my year […]

My First Netsuke

Mitch Peacock When a friend recently passed away, I was asked if I could make a memento for his mother. Could I also make it using wood from a crossbow that he himself had made years ago. Paul had a particular love of oak trees, and so that was my inspiration. NETSUKE Small sculpted objects, […]

Nothing personal, it’s just Business.

Anyone who knows me will tell you I am a terrible business person. I would rather pass on an easy job for a difficult one. I have turned down making multiple furniture pieces because I have no passion in making the second one. I have even turned down sponsors and good money to endorse what […]