Lessons learned...or what every new woodworker should know...

I have been accused of having a bit of a sense of humor in the past. If I can’t laugh at myself, well, I might as well die. I compiled a short list of things every new woodworker should know. Some of them are things I have learned from experience this past month. I’ll let you decide which are real. Feel free to add. 1. Never have your hand in the path of the chisel, no matter how careful you are. 2. Keep plenty of band-aids on hand. 3. Blood doesn’t wipe off of wood. It’s much easier...

Yoga and woodworking

Hello fellow woodworkers, I have been practicing yoga for the past 6 years and it has improved my health and woodwork more than I could have ever imagined. My back pain is gone and no more carpel tunnel in my hands. I’m off blood pressure med’s and I can physically do more than ever. I’m 53 now and my goal is not to get physically better. It is to stay in the shape I’m in 10 years from now. The style of yoga that I do is known as Iyngar Yoga. This type uses some props as I will never be able...

just joined today.

Hi, all. I live in Charlottetown, NL, in Eastern Canada. I guess working is in my blood. My grandfather and father were carpenters. I tried doing other things after college but kept returning to carpentry. I was in housing construction with my father and uncle for 20 years and then joined the staff of parks Canada in the carpentry shop for another 28 years. I love wood turning, pyrography and just about anything that has to do with wood. My only regret in that I don’t have access to a lot...

What the heck happened?

About a week ago I was working on another music stand. I already had one pour of System Three Mirror Coat on it and waited the recommended time to do the flood coat. It went on fine and I covered it to dry. It was beautifully smooth and a perfect finish. After the drying time had passed I turned the easel over and with a random orbital sander I removed some of the dried dripping from underneath the edges. When I turned it back over the the perfect surface I had, now had 400 or 500 air...

I have a problem.

I have a problem: I belong to a few sites like this and manage to get some friends. I get to know them, maybe not personally, but as a cyberfriend. Then one day no more. The cyber waves go dead. WTF. Did the person die, did he/she decide to move on. Who the hell knows. To me it is like losing a friend in a flash flood, not knowing what happened. I think that it would be nice on these sites to have some way, if that you should die, some kind of light would turn on. Wife/ friend could...