One of the appealing features of a ShopSmith is that it can be used as a lathe. For the longest time, I had been wanting to try my hand at turning things on a lathe but didn't know anyone who had one to use. All of a sudden, I had one of my own and […]
Tables seem to be the focus of many of the home makeover shows out right now. The trend is to prefer handmade tables that are large and stately and can seat your extended family with ease. That's great, I'd love to have one but I wouldn't have anywhere to put it nor would I really […]
Taking a step towards being the man who can fix and build anything we need, I purchased a 1950s ShopSmith 10ER.
I found one of those things I didn’t realize how much I’d miss it until it was actually gone. That thing is a dishwasher. The first half of my childhood, we didn’t have a dishwasher. We took turns washing the dishes by hand and putting them away. I enjoyed washing them, but it was […]
Sometimes home owning drags you down. You look up at the ceiling and wish you hadn’t seen the thing that needs to be fixed or you move something and find that the problem is bigger than you imagined. Sometimes you go into the basement to get the dog some breakfast and you realize the drain […]