Monthly Archives: January 2016

Sell a Kidney

When we talk about wood being one of the more expensive components of this hobby, we usually aren’t talking about wood-pulp. This January though, Lost Art Press is staking claim to our meager dollars, first with The Anarchist’s Design Book, … Continue reading

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Tools and Family

I recently made a trip South to see my family, and came back with a car load of tools. It wasn’t very long ago at all that I looked at the list of essential tools woodworkers should have, and wondered … Continue reading

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The Anarchist’s Design Book

I just finished reading Christopher Schwarz’s latest, The Anarchist’s Design Book. I won’t give a full review, as even though this is a work of non-fiction I don’t want to offer any spoilers. What I will say is this: if … Continue reading

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Staying Indoors

I was thinking how it would be nice to go poke around some of the outbuildings and gather some old scrap lumber. I think I’ll just pass on that this morning. When I need something to do, I can occupy … Continue reading

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At Least Find Me Handy

One of the things about this hobby that brings me joy is the ability to solve small problems, like a missing bottom for this drawer. I especially like it when I can use scrap wood found around the place, and … Continue reading

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The Seated Workbench

Last time I mentioned I was working on a project. This is it. A small workbench, designed to be worked at while sitting. What?!? A sit-down workbench?!? Why yes, I am that lazy. More to the point, this small bench … Continue reading

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A Saw with a Depth-Stop

In a shocking change of pace, there’s actual woodworking being done today, by me. Will – with a little luck and time – post an update about this project real soon. One thing I needed to do was make 4 … Continue reading

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Link to “Perpetual Beginner Mentality”

Originally posted on HILLBILLY DAIKU:
The following is written for those of you, like myself, who are amature/hobbiest woodworkers. ?We just want to build things with wood and enjoy the process as well as the result. ? In days gone…

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