My Own Private Hell: Cooling a Windowless Garage Workshop

The heat really has me down.  This past week was a scorcher.  Fortunately, the air was cool this morning.  So, I got up early and finished installing the radiant barrier in the small attic above the garage.  Time will tell if this offers any really benefit.  The forecast for the next few days is cooler. … Read moreMy Own Private Hell: Cooling a Windowless Garage Workshop

Putting the Sweat into Blood, Sweat, and Sawdust

The heat has been unforgiving.  I have a new appreciation for a good rust removal strategy, as I am constantly sweating on my nice hand tools.  I am careful to keep the refrigerator stocked with ice-cold beer.  The sheer amount of cold beer consumed is straining the budget.  I have to find a way to … Read morePutting the Sweat into Blood, Sweat, and Sawdust

Make a Sector from an Old Folding Rule

The Sector

  How do you quickly divide an interior space of 17 5/8 inches into three equal parts?  With a sector.  Furniture builders and architects have reached for the sector often to quickly divide spaces.  Unfortunately, it’s a tool that has been largely forgotten in today’s machine driven world. The sector is nothing more than a … Read moreMake a Sector from an Old Folding Rule

If Only You Could Hammer Out All of Your Problems with a Mallet

The last few weeks were crazy.  The whole family was hit by a stomach bug.  The water heater died.  I locked my keys in the car.  I could add more, but I’ll try not to depress you. We did make it through, and we’re all a bit stronger for it. After completing the Roubo, I’ve … Read moreIf Only You Could Hammer Out All of Your Problems with a Mallet

I’m Officially a Craftsy Contributing Author

Craftsy Article

It’s official.  I am a contributing author for Craftsy.com.  Craftsy contacted me a few months ago and asked if I would be interesting in writing for their woodworking blog.  It was an excellent opportunity for me to gain exposure for my own blog, so I said yes.  It’s also an excellent opportunity to gain the … Read moreI’m Officially a Craftsy Contributing Author