In all the creative work I have done with live-edge material, I have always looked at a cut section – where a limb was removed or the material cut to length – as a shortcoming. 262 more words
Tags » Thinking Outloud, So To Speak
Unlike some, I don’t shy away from trying techniques and processes that are new to me.
If you rely on somebody to show you how to do something, you may learn how to perform that task proficiently but you may not ever know how to do it another way, or develop your own methods of work. 276 more words
What Do I Mean By “Woodworking Digitally”?
First, let me define digital. I don’t exclusively mean the use of measuring tools with LCD screens. I mean the use of any numbers at all, whether Metric or Imperial, decimals or fractions. 628 more words
Since moving into our new house last year, I have hung dozens of pictures and shelves. Okay, maybe not dozens, but very likely a dozen. Every time, the challenges are the same: what is the best location, where are the studs, and is it level? 196 more words
As a creator (in my case, of designs, artwork, furniture and writing primarily), it is necessary to understand to whom one is accountable.
The maker doesn’t want it, the buyer doesn’t use it, and the user doesn’t know they’re using it. 212 more words
Guaranteed Success Can Be Bad
Being scared of failing can steer us towards taking extra precautions to better the odds of success. It makes perfect sense, but it’s a shame because when things are over-designed and over-built, we often do not have the opportunity to observe the actual strengths of the components involved. 411 more words