Monthly Archives: May 2013

Daniel – Like in the Bible

I normally pass by the WordPress prompt pretty quickly. That said, today’s “Say your name” prompt was compelling, because it brings me to one of my favorite stories about one of my favorite people. My paternal grandmother emigrated from Syria … Continue reading

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Remembering Tony

“Ames…Antion” – every Tuesday and Thursday at 8:00, Dr. McDowell read our names as he began Organic Chemistry at West Virginia University in 1973. Arranged alphabetically, we funneled into our assigned seats with little more than a nod; it was … Continue reading

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Woodworking Part-6 – Vendors

For the final post in this series, I am going to move solidly into the world of my opinion. Sooner or later, no matter what tool you decide to buy or what project you plan to tackle, you have to … Continue reading

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Woodworking Part-5 – Shop Accessories

If you try to justify your woodworking by saying that it saves money over buying furniture, you are going to lose. Woodworking, like growing your own vegetables, is a passion that you should never attempt to do the math on. … Continue reading

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Woodworking Part-4 – Clamps

Note: If you follow this blog, you are in for a bit of unusual activity. The next subject is spread over six posts, and I am going to upload them over the course of the next six days. If you … Continue reading

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Woodworking Part-3 – Power Hand Tools

In between stationary power tools and the classic hand tools that date back to our ancestors, we have power hand tools that we reach for at an ever-increasing rate. There’s a lot to cover in this group so I’m going … Continue reading

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Woodworking Part-2 – Hand Tools

Note: If you follow this blog, you are in for a bit of unusual activity. The next subject is spread over six posts, and I am going to upload them over the course of the next six days. If you … Continue reading

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