True Position Tools

Having been a former remodeling contractor for many years, I can say I’ve installed my fair share of cabinets. The most time-consuming process of cabinet installation is getting all the doors and drawer fronts properly aligned. After spending so much time on that step the last thing I need to do is mis-drill a hole […]

Remembering Your First

Remembering your first. This statement might conjure up different thoughts to different people. Some might recall their first love, or maybe their first car, or first job. But I’m talking about your first woodworking project. The one that you saw and felt you had to make it. Then when it was done, was there pure […]

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 […]