It's finally Autumn! I'm fairly busy in the shop, working time is 2 weeks prior to ship.
It's finally Autumn! I'm fairly busy in the shop, working time is 2 weeks prior to ship.
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shop thoughts

Do a good job the first time or you could have shop drama like this

Isaac Hurst

...This was a huge mess because the computer still thought everything was good to go and kept dragging the cutter and it was splintering the wood and I dove for the emergency stop button and finally everything was still. 

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An examination of free roadside junk

Isaac Hurst

As I walk around the neighborhoods, I'm seeing free stuff everywhere that's completely functional, just out of style.  How can this stuff influence the products I design?

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Maybe you don't have to mow it all

Isaac Hurst

I know it's fashionable to care about climate change and drive electric cars and use reusable bags. I think that's fine, but if you subscribe to those ideas you should also place higher priority in protecting our bio-diverse planet, at your own home.

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Why is everyone a slave to the re-sale value?

Isaac Hurst

Stop neutering your design aesthetic to appease supposed future owners of your space.  Do something cool for once and live a little.  Make choices for you to enjoy, not choices that supposedly will enhance your home's value.

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I think you need less tools

Isaac Hurst

Can anyone have too many tools?  It's a woodworker joke that there's never too many.  But I'd like to suggest that a shop which has many varied tools is a shop that is likely diluted and of lower quality. Furthermore it's the lifestyle of a person whose interests are constantly changing and unwilling to focus.

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