Brace Youself

I don’t want this blog to be all doom and gloom, but I do want you to be aware and informed. I think you can agree, things these days are all twisted. One minute it’s up, then before you know it, it’s down again. You feel like you’re going forward, and then you’re going backwards. […]

How to become RICH in woodworking

I’m sure you are thinking this is some kind of scam or sales pitch. I can assure you, it’s not. Others might be thinking, can riches really make all your dreams come true and bring happiness? The answer is YES it can!   I am a licensed contractor and professional furniture maker. As a contractor […]

Standard Rule Co

One of the things I like to do is visit garage sales and antique stores. Recently I was at an antique mall and a transitional smoothing hand plane immediately caught my eye. I found it interesting for two reasons. One, i noticed the front knob (handle) on it. I have seen knobs or handles before […]

Evolution or Creation

 It’s an age old question. Which is correct, creation or evolution? Huge and lengthy discussions, even arguments have be raised over the meer subject. Sides have been taken and fights have took place over it. Few people can say they believe in both. A side must be chosen. Wait a minute. Maybe I need to be […]

McDonald’s changed everything.

When I reminisce about my childhood, McDonald’s has a warm spot in my heart. As a kid we didn’t have a lot of money so it was a rare treat to go to McDonald’s. Our McDonald’s destination was the one at N. Summit St. in Point Place Ohio. It was a time before they had […]

Add Storytelling to your Woodworking

When I travel I like to visit local antique shops of that area. If I buy something, I feel like I am taking that item on a new journey in it’s life. But why is it almost every antique has a story behind it? Usually most people when they decide to buy something they want […]

2 x 12 Stool

Making a 3 legged stool is not only a fun project but it will give you the very basics into a craft that is a true art form, chair making. This project is made from a simple 2 x 12 board that can be picked up at any big box store or lumber yard. This […]

Favorite Woodworking Books

Over 20 years ago I wanted to increase my knowledge in woodworking. I was a carpenter, but felt the need to enhance my skill level. Now we did have the internet back then, but the more reliable information was in books. And where better to find books, than the library. The library near me had […]