I have a preposition for you…

There’s a long-standing debate in our home about whether you sit on the floor or in the floor. It boils down to a regional difference in how we express what is actually happening when you get down off of a chair and put your posterior directly in contact with the floor in question. To me,…

Give us, Señor…

“Give us, Señor, a little sun, a little happiness, and some work. Give us a heart to comfort those in pain. Give us the ability to be good, strong, wise, and free, so that we may be as generous with others as we are with ourselves…” (Annonymous, from a Church Wall in Mexico, 20th C.)

Back in the saddle

Vacation always leaves me with two diametrically opposed things: a refreshed soul and a pile of work waiting for me when I return. That pile of work has kept me away from my workbench for a few days and I’m starting to feel the effects. This sounds overly dramatic, but I suffer a sort of atrophy…

Sneaky

No one ever approaches perfection except by stealth, and unknown to themselves. – William Hazlitt  

Here we go ’round the mulberry tree

I recently bought a set of rasps from Corradi (Italy) for review, and they came without handles. That wasn’t a surprise and this isn’t a complaint. We’ve gotten used to high end manufacturers adding fancy handles to the rasps they sell, but fancy handles add additional cost. Corradi decided to stick to the metalwork, pass…

Unafraid

I should have written this blog post weeks ago, but here it is. I love that my daughters want to spend time with me when I’m in the workshop. I love that they often take the little scraps left over from my projects and make something of their own. Even when there is glue all…