‘Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be free ‘Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be, And when we find ourselves in the place just right, ‘Twill be in the valley of love and delight. When true simplicity is gained, … Continue reading ‘Till we come round right
One of the most popular things in my office is a tiny Zen garden that sits on the edge of my desk. My children cannot leave it alone. Very few visitors can avoid interacting with it on some level. Some comment on it. Some rake the sand around while they talk to me. Some people… Continue reading A little holiday zen
(UPDATE: all shirts are sold) There is one Daily Skep T-shirt from the first printing (size large) still waiting for a new home. In honor of the almighty Cyber Monday I’m discounting it to $15 shipped within the Continental US I am almost certainly losing money on that deal, so grab it while you can.
“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential,… Continue reading Your taste is still killer
Editor’s note: In America, we celebrate Thanksgiving today and as we gather around tables with those we love I could think of no better way to mark this day than with a story about a table and its family. Just a few posts ago I mentioned a table that had inspired me while doing an image search… Continue reading An American Trestle Table (guest post)
I found this today at an antique shop. it looks like a stand-alone tail vise with its own set of dog holes. The beam is roughly 2″ x 4″ and the overall length was close to 5′ Does anyone have any ideas about what this is or what it was used for?
Fair warning: this post isn’t all that much about woodworking. This morning I was playing a little guitar before work. With three small kids in the house, my episodes of rocking out have grown few and far between and my gear collection has slowly dwindled. There are reasons for this. Kids are hard on instruments. Kids… Continue reading A beautiful tool, but not the right tool