Monthly Archives: January 2011

2 Hours a week and what I forgot

The march of time must be taking a toll on my brain, because I am starting to get “Senior” moments. I have made my share of stupid mistakes in the past, but I usually know what I did wrong. However, … Continue reading

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Is that Hepplewhite snickering?

I have been doing a number of hand tool projects lately, and I never knew how much cursing, mumbling, and muttering was a part of hand tool woodworking. But I just can’t imagine Andre Roubo or George Hepplewhite stomping around … Continue reading

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Hand Tool Fever

I had to go to a doctor, just to find out that I have HTF. Hand Tool Fever. It is very similar to New Tool Acquisition Syndrome (NTAS), the only major difference being that not all the hand tools have … Continue reading

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Two hours a week!?

Two hours a week, that’s right! My student and I are going to make the “Elegant Display Cabinet” featured on the cover of Woodcraft Magazine. For the past couple of months, I have had this fourteen year old yeshiva boy, … Continue reading

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Literary Convergence in Woodworking!

Literary convergence. Yup, that’s what it was. Basically, for some strange reason, my dining room table book, my bedside table book, my “sit down” reading material, and now a woodworking show all managed to converge on one related topic. I … Continue reading

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The Woodwright’s Shop

This year marks the 30th season of “The Woodwright’s Shop.” This show started when I was about seventeen years old. (Wow! That makes me feel old!) I can’t say that I have seen most of the episodes, but I have … Continue reading

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For Love and Money

Sometimes you gotta do what you just gotta do. And that includes work that you just have to do. For someone who feels naturally grumpy, and looks grumpy, dusty and hairy on the outside, I can be a real softy … Continue reading

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The Rebbe on Art

Special Guest Author – Yaacov Moshe Moses Freely-translated excerpt from a letter by Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, dated 24 Adar II, 5711 (1951). “… I was extremely happy to read that you are working with your artistic … Continue reading

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Just a little patience

Patience. At times I seem to have very little of it, but when necessary, it manages to accompany me. Woodworking and woodworkers require it, so could patience be a factor as to why not as many of today’s children, teens, … Continue reading

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Let’s go to base camp!

Warning! This post will be somewhat dry if you are not a woodworker, so if you are not into it, you can check out this video about not Being Boring. (it is certainly not a boring video!) Okay, now it … Continue reading

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