Monthly Archives: January 2012

About the Need for Ballast

Walter, a good friend from college, linked to this essay in G+ and I thought I’d pass it along.  Sabina Nawaz and John P. Williamson wrote this short piece for the Harvard Business Review: Ballast: A Tool for Finding Work-Life … Continue reading

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Very. Cool.

Matt Vanderlist, of Matt’s Basement Workshop sent this great tee and I thought this would be the best way to thank him. Matt’s one of a stellar group of bloggers out there writing about and recording their experiences with all … Continue reading

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Les Paul – Chasing Sound

Linda and I watched a wonderful documentary the other night about Les Paul, the Inventor’s Hall of Fame inventor of multi-track recording and the solid-body electric guitar. While I knew of those two contributions to music, I’m just barely too … Continue reading

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Great Videos from Early American Furnishings

Early American Furnishings has produced a series of videos that depict the history of logging and furniture crafts in early America. The first three are available on Highland Woodworking’s website and are a wonderful view of life and craft from … Continue reading

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Shameless Shill (nothing to do with woodworking or sharpening)

This is a shout out for my son, Sam’s, web comic The Historically Accurate Adventures of Jack and Voytek.  Sam is the writer; Xander Kent is the artist. Sam has taken two historic badasses, Jack Churchill and Voytek the Soldier … Continue reading

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John Eugster’s Wooden Scrub Plane Build

John Eugster has made a beautiful scrub plane. His blog posts about the process start here. Good work, John! Thanks for sharing!

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