It’s almost exactly a year since I decided to add an online store to my website and the way I do business. Has it been successful? Well – yes and no. It’s done what it promised, but the truth is that it’s a phenomenally needy addition to a business where one person does – well, […]
Finally – back to planemaking
It’s been quite a year here at the lab. ‘Busy as ____’ doesn’t come close – but it’ll have to do, because I really can’t think of a crass enough phrase to do it justice. This week, though, I’m sending out the last of the current custom blade orders, there is (at last) a solid […]
One-off tools: custom-handled hammers
One the past year, I’ve been making some pretty significant changes to the basic way Daed Toolworks operates – everything from the range of things it makes to the way it sells them. Some of these changes are obvious – like adding a limited range of small-run production tools, beginning with dividers and a couple […]
Sometimes love just aint enough.
Today at 5 PM, I’m going to start up something I’ve never had before. Im adding a simple shopping cart system to my website. And while it wasn’t planned this way, there is a sort of symmetry (or its it irony?) embodied up in the first batch of tools offered for sale through the site […]
The Drama You Crave: Crucible Tool
Over at Lost Art Press, Chris Schwarz has posted several blog entries in the past week about
One line blog post no. 1: Cap irons, tight mouths, or high pitches?
Yes. (but it turns out all work better with a plane in your hand than a keyboard or tablet)
Hammering so Hard
Last year at Handworks, I bought a spoon from Jarrod Stone Dahl, a craftsman whose work I admire immensely. I’d watched his work and read his great blog for a few years, had never met him. He had one spoon left, and I asked him if he’d be willing to add a small design of […]
Some comments on The Anarchist’s Design Book
I rarely review or comment here on work by my woodworking friends. I worked for many years as a PR monkey, so I’m very attuned to problems of bias. Occasionally, though, I make an exception. This is one of them times. So here’s the full disclosure and disclaimer – and it’s important: there is no […]