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Worry Coach

I’ve decided that I need to hire myself out as a coach to the needy woodworkers out there. I will be a Worry Coach. You have too much to do getting stuff made. Let me take on the chore of … Continue reading

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More Evidence

After a teaching excursion in Germany some years ago, an old friend and I decided to drive over to visit Prague in the Czech Republic. We toured the old city and the square with its magnificent clock tower. Then we … Continue reading

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Evidence

I’m in a mode these days that might be called a production mode. I’m finishing up a run of stools. One for a close friend, one for a long lost friend that I’ll keep until we meet again, and two … Continue reading

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Simple

I was gluing up a stool the other day. My drilling was accurate, all my holes lined up.  I cooked the dowels in my reading lamp/ coffee can kiln so they were just a bit undersized and went into their … Continue reading

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The Most Dangerous Tool at the Bench

We were standing around discussing dangerous tools. One fellow said that the trim router was nasty. He got bit by one right on the tip of his little finger. He showed us the finger. It looked healed but I bet … Continue reading

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Benched

I found a piece of wood once on the back side of the house I was living in. About 3′ long and 3″ thick, it looked like it had fallen off a tree as it was still round on the … Continue reading

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The Battleship

It is difficult to describe the satisfaction I feel when completing a project. Particularly an overdue one. I am probably alone in this. But I have literally dozens of unfinished projects littering my shop. And yet, if I can take … Continue reading

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Curiosity

It is not specific to humans. Birds and cats have this urge to discover. That overwhelming desire to open the closed door or to look around the corner. That is called curiosity. To satisfy this need should remain a lifelong … Continue reading

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Repair

Repair work has an appeal to me. It is fascinating to see what worked and what failed on a piece. See where it cracked? This tells me something that I can use in my own work. Avoid the pith, always avoid … Continue reading

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Elitism

Is it elitist to have standards these days? Do we really want the all-inclusive, everyone is a winner, no one fails approach to education? I think not. It takes time and effort to get practiced at something. It’s why we … Continue reading

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