A lot has been happening.  So much so that I haven’t even had time to write up a new update. New Web Host I successfully made the switch to a new web host and (several small hichups aside) it went smoothly.  I’m really happy with the speed increase that I’m

I finally have some decent speed! After 12+ years at ImHosted.com I moved my site to a managed server.  ImHosted has usually been pretty good but I’ve been having server overload issues more and more frequently as of late and I finally decided to change web hosts. I’m now with

One of the perks of working where I do is the metal dumpster.  I try to regularly swing by and see what we are throwing out each week and lately I have found a lot of the heavy-duty angle-iron we use for fence rails.  They have holes drilled in them

This past weekend I attended the American Association of Woodturners Symposium at the Portland Convention center. The symposium consisted of many vendor booths and a gallery of inspiring woodworking pieces.  I bought some wood and some mother-of-pearl flakes and chips for doing inlay work.  I’ve included some photos from the

I Decided to Upgrade my Table Saw Dust Collection For the past several years I have been using SawStops Dust Collecting Blade Guard along with the Over-Arm Dust Collection Assembly.  This has worked well but there are a few things about it that weren’t working well for me.  Granted, there

I Decided to Make a Rainstick I’ve wanted to try my hand at making a rainstick for some time.  Not that I really enjoy playing with them but it seems like a fun project, especially with the amount of experimentation you can do.  Like most of my projects, I start

It’s been a few months since my last update and a few people have asked if I was still around.  Here’s what’s been going on… Death In The Family Sadly, my family was dealt a tragic blow with the death of my mother-in-law on March 1st.  She was a truly

Outfeed table Almost a year ago I decided to try a new work surface for my outfeed/assembly table.  I wrote about this here.  After using and abusing it for almost a year, my official opinion is that I don’t really care for it much.  I found the texture to be