Designing My Shop Stool

Register today to participate in the Shop Stool Build-Off. You must register to win a prize! I find that making a list of criteria sometimes helps me work out a design. Here is my list of criteria I have for my stool: it should be light enough and easy to grasp that I can easily … Continue reading Designing My Shop Stool

Qualities of Creative Leaders

Being a self-employed artist definitely has its benefits but it's not for everybody.  David Ogilvy, the "Father of Advertising", came up with this list of what he thinks makes a good creative leader. Qualities of Creative Leaders High standards of personal ethics. Big people, without pettiness. Guts under pressure, resilience in defeat. Brilliant brains — … Continue reading Qualities of Creative Leaders

Warning: This is a Disclaimer!

There are so many ridiculous disclaimers out there that I decided to write some (since I'm now selling furniture).  These are just for fun: Section 1078.1 (General Safety Rules): This furniture is not a toy and is not intended for use by children (or immature adults); Use only accessories approved by Flair Woodworks.  Use of … Continue reading Warning: This is a Disclaimer!

Some Fun Stats to Celebrate 100,000 Visits

Yesterday, the 100,000th person viewed my site since I transferred it to WordPress one year, nine months ago.  To celebrate, I thought I'd share with you some Top 11 Stats. Top 11 Referring Blogs: Half Inch Shy; Tom's Workbench; Woodworking Hobbyist's Workshop; The Joiner's Apprentice; The Wood Whisperer; WoodshopDemos; The Art of Woodshop Design; Wood … Continue reading Some Fun Stats to Celebrate 100,000 Visits

Getting in the Groove

This is a follow-up post to my recent article, In The Groove, as suggested by Nick Roulleau. When I'm in the groove, things go smoothly and nothing can frustrate me.  When I'm not in the groove, I feel tired.  I feel unmotivated.  I feel like going back to bed.  That's how I feel right now. Here are … Continue reading Getting in the Groove

In The Groove

As many of you know, I am a partner in Time Warp Tool Works.  Yes, I make awesome woodworking tools. Yes, I use woodworking tools to make crazy sculptural dining tables.  Yes, I make the wonderful food that brings happy people to the table.  Yes, I also wash the dirty dishes.  And yes, ladies, I'm single. … Continue reading In The Groove

10 Reasons to Empty Your Dust Collector

I have a single-bag dust collector which is situated in a small room adjacent to my machine shop to isolate the noise.  However, it's also out of sight so I sometimes forget to check the bag.  Here are some reasons not to forget emptying it: It is hard to handle a full bag, especially if … Continue reading 10 Reasons to Empty Your Dust Collector