Interweb Ramblings aka Blog

Turn it Up to 11

Turn it Up to 11
“You know what we do – if we need that extra push over the cliff? You know what we do? Put it up to 11.”  In today’s frantic world, it seems lik...

The Prejudice Against Manual Labor

The Prejudice Against Manual Labor
There’s a regrettable dynamic in our modern education system - we praise rote learning and prepare our best students to enter the corporate environ...

Measure Once

Measure Once
Cut twice. Or is it measure twice, cut once?  I'm reading Nick Offerman's book, Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop. Whe...

A Lost Art

A Lost Art
In his book, Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman, Peter Korn talks about woodworking (furniture making more specifi...

Like Towing a Sinking Ship With a Canoe

Like Towing a Sinking Ship With a Canoe
Henry David Thoreau coined this phrase in the 1850s. As a poet and philosopher, Thoreau was talking about the inadequacy of the English language to...

From Seedling to Dinner Table

Have you ever thought about the source of your furniture? I mean where the wood came from? Or if the “wood” is even wood at all? Maybe it’s just pa...

Craft versus Manufacturing

Craft versus Manufacturing
Manufacturing is soulless. Craft is not.

Let Us Help You. Please.

Let Us Help You. Please.
Mishaps in woodworking and DIY projects are inevitable. And hilarious at times. Sometimes we like to lighten the mood here at Pop's Wood Shop, and ...

A Review of Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman

A Review of Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman
I recently read Peter Korn’s book, Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman. Inspiring? Check. Heartfelt storytelling? ...

Happy Holidays from Pop's Woodshop

Happy Holidays from Pop's Woodshop

Revival of the Craftsman

Revival of the Craftsman
Craftsman (n): a person who is highly skilled in a particular craft; a person who makes things skillfully with their hands  There was a time when ...

Happy Thanksgiving from Pop's Woodshop

Happy Thanksgiving from Pop's Woodshop