Shop Safety Question: Why Worry About Oily Rags?

One of the Forum users emailed me this short narrative and asked to put it up in the blog. This is pretty much everyone's worst nightmare. A cautionary tale that all should take the time to read: This ...
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The Dragon of Good Luck

Tommy watches as a dragon, symbolizing good luck, opens the 2010 Woodcraft show in Hawaii ...
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Chair Building Skill Challenge

Tommy visits the Woodcraft store in Hawaii where one of their events is a chair building competition.  Take a look as Tommy inspects the work and talks with the organizer ...
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Revisiting a Classic

There's a restaurant I like to frequent with a large, framed poster in the bathroom that is strategically positioned to allow a visitor a solid minute to take in its contents. I always linger when I'm in there, ...
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Tommy in Hawaii!

Tommy, the jet-setter, makes his way to Honolulu, Hawaii for a local Woodcraft show.  Have a look! ...
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A Frightening Woodworker Parody

Want a good Halloween scare? Check out Steve (of Woodworking for Mere Mortals fame) Ramsey's "Celebrity Woodworkers' Halloween Episodes" video below. Steve "does" Norm and Tommy (not a bad job on the accent) as well as a couple ...
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The Powers of Ten: A Reflection

On Sunday we observed an extraordinary date that called to mind the Powers of Ten. It was the 10th day in the 10th month in the year 2010: 10-10-10.  That’s a lot of Tens. Charles and Ray Eames--20th ...
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Tommy Meets Youngest Woodworker In America?

At the recent Woodworking In America show, Tommy and the folks at the Woodcraft booth were paid a special visit by woodworkers Sophia Barry and her father Ed. What made the visit so special was the fact that ...
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