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Turkey and Black Bean Enchiladas

You may notice a trend in the recipes I post here – Mexican (or TexMex) and healthy versions of recipes from sites like So it shouldn’t be a shock… Read more »

$2.15 iPad stand

If you search on the Internet for a $5 iPad stand, you’ll find several variations of a block of wood with a slot cut into it. I had some scraps… Read more »

Wood-turned Pens Part 2

After learning how to turn pens from blocks of wood at a local show, my friend invested in the tools to make them at his house and has invited me… Read more »

Introduction to Pen Turning

This year I went to the local woodworking show, where tool manufacturers, local wood clubs and a woodworking magazine take over an expo center for the weekend to talk about… Read more »

Fractions and Decimals

Just a handy chart showing common fractions used in woodworking, and their decimal equivalents. There is also a downloadable version available if you prefer.

Tex-Mex Lasagna

Everyone knows lasagna was invented by the Italians… but what if it were invented in the south-west United States, home of the Tex-Mex cuisine?  I had this variation at the… Read more »

New Leaf Blower!

I live in a development with a LOT of trees… mostly oak, maple and poplar, which means a lot of leaves on the ground.  The property is just under 3/4… Read more »

Folding garage workbench

Okay… slow going in the woodworking department at my house.  I built the basement workbench a while back, then realized that if I was going to be working with tools… Read more »