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 […]

Breaking Point

I have the good fortune to have some woods just behind my shop. This is always a nice feature for me to have because when stress or pressure is building up I enjoy a short walk in nature to relax my soul. Just the quietness of no one around seems so appealing to me. Recently […]

Investing in Tools

By Scott GroveLet’s face it: most of us are tool junkies. Yup, I freely admit it! In the early days, I’d buy whatever new gizmo was on the market. On weekends, I went to all the auctions, scooping up super deals on tools I would never use. Sometimes I’d get a large piece of equipment […]

Making the Right Impression

Recently I met with a new client. This is always a very exciting time for me. I don’t do any advertising, so anything a new client has heard was by word of mouth. I always want to make sure I live up to their expectations. I welcome the opportunity to do a good job for […]

Finishing with the Experts

Written by Scott Grove Finishing is a necessary step to completing a project; it’s a critical part of the process. And as everyoneknows, a bad finish can ruin a good piece.While teaching at Marc Adams this spring, I asked my fellow instructors and colleagues to share theirexperiences in a problem/solution format; I’ve added a few […]