MJCD

Half-way Done

A bit of a rant… about woodworking, but moreso about the mid-project crisis. I’m in Grid-Lock about moving forward; or taking some time away from this project (I’ve already shelved the project once, for a special-request project). I’ve...

Pricing Requested Work

I’ve completed enough projects to where friends are asking for specific work. Many of these have been relatively straight-forward case-work – blanket chests and book cases. About two years ago I completed a Jatoba-based outdoor bench and a...

Helping Amateurs Cultivate Professional Habits

I admit that I’m an amateur – I make a lot of mistakes – the same mistakes, and new ones as I try to advance my skills. So, what is it that defines me? Some Observations; and some of these have been fixed along the way…: I don’t work from a set...