Turning 100

Well, here it is. Wood Choppin’ Time has reached it’s 100th episode.  It’s surprising to me that we’ve made it this far. In the beginning, I had an idea of sharing woodworking tips to help others avoid the mistake I made.That was over 6 years ago. I remember many years ago, woodworking videos were typically […]

Friday’s with Dennis- Week 3

The holidays are behind us now and a new year is here. Hip hip hooray for the new year 2014!! Okay with the dinner dates, social gatherings and end of the year traditions out of the way, it’s now time to get back on schedule. It’s Friday again and having drove my van, I’m back […]

Should you be a full time professional woodworker?

So maybe you’ve done some soul searching and came to the conclusion you can be a full time woodworker. But just because you want to be a professional woodworker doesn’t mean you should. So before you waste countless hours, money and sleepless nights, read this blog on….. Should you be a full time professional woodworker? […]

Can you be a full time professional Woodworker?

You love woodworking! Your basement or garage has been transformed.  It’s no longer a place to park the car, or the lower dungeon of the home. It’s now your workshop. Your  most beloved place on earth. For those of us who do woodworking I don’t have to describe the feeling it gives us. The inner […]

Friday’s with Dennis

Dennis Laney is a good friend of mine, and a fantastic woodworker. Dennis is both knowledgeable and proficient at the art of traditional woodworking. Within minutes of spending time with Dennis you can either pick up a new fact or point, or you can drown in his knowledge and vast wealth of information making you […]

Wood For Good

Every now and then, I sometimes envy others. I’ll see a nice new car, or a fancy big house,  and say to myself, “Why not me?”  Then common sense kicks me upside the head and reminds me of an  old saying, “With rice to eat, water to drink and my bended elbow for a pillow […]

Leonardo Da Vinci

When we hear of the name, Leonardo Da Vinci, our thoughts first conjure up the image of the Mona Lisa. But did you know the Mona Lisa was painted on a piece of poplar wood? It’s not painted on canvas.Leonardo Da Vinci did so much in his life it’s hard to image any one person […]

The DOORS- alive in Switzerland

Lucerne Switzerland. This is a beautiful little town best known for having the oldest wooden bridge in Europe. Hundreds of thousands visit this cozy little town for the sites, shopping and food. A stroll down the old cobble stone street gives you a sense of what it might have been like back in the day. […]