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May 2012


In the Field

Throw one in the tool chest.

So before I even begin, let me say this post isn’t really wood working related. This is just me venting some thoughts on how cool I think Field Notes are. Field Notes? C’mon- you know. Those little pocket ledgers that people, who still remember how…


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Workshop Appliances

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I think anyone who uses hand tools on a regular basis would benefit from some simple work bench appliances. Whether you build your own or purchase them, they really make a difference in the wood shop. A shooting board. The most effective way to trim…


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Two is better than one.

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When I first starting using the new, Veritas Dual Marking Gauge late last fall I wasn’t sure how often I’d actually use both sides of the gauge at once. Up until that point I used a single type gauge. Through the first week in use…


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Count on it…

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The more I do woodworking the more I realize I’ve developed a kind of compulsive obsession to count…I mean I count almost everything! Maybe it started at a young age first learning to play music? Of course you have to count. Count in a tune,…


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May Update

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Busy days around the woodshop these past few weeks. Funny, since I posted the little video of my daughter making her wand a few weeks ago I’ve exclusively had female students! Coincidence? Two weeks ago it was a Mother and Daughter who were interested in…


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