Putting the "log" back in Blog

Category: Around the shop

Getting Found Online

Posted on January 30th, by Andy Brownell in Around the shop, Gorilla Glue. 1 Comment

Some ideas from a digital marketer and woodworker.

I get paid, like countless thousands of others like me, to tell clients (big brands) how they should spend their marketing dollars. I feel fortunate enough to have been able to see the impact of cable (on broadcast TV), and more recently the digital revolution that has greatly impacted how brands consider their marketing allocations. Was this as exciting as the 1960’s MadMen-era of the Ad world? No, but it’s just as easy to order a martini now as it was then. Revolution in my industry is what keeps it exciting, fresh and … Read More »

Reader Poll on Traveling Anarchist Tool Chest handles.

Posted on January 26th, by Andy Brownell in Around the shop. 2 comments

The build-out continues on my Traveling Anarchist Tool Chest. With the till pulls, hinges and lid stay chain in place, I’m trying to determine if I should put some of those sweet chest lifts from Robinson’s Antique Hardware or just leave them off all together. Proportion has always been a challenge for me.

Cast Iron Chest Lift

Solid Brass Chest Lift

Chris Schwarz ┬áplans on using some┬álarger versions on his chest, and are intended more as a stabilizing device for lifting, rather than actual handles to carry it with. That’s why there are casters as well. So I’m stuck … Read More »

One Good Deed Deserves Another

Posted on January 25th, by Andy Brownell in Around the shop, Gorilla Glue, Projects. 3 comments

It was great to see a post go up yesterday by Chris Schwarz on Popular Woodworking about our visit to Midwest Woodworking. It was great to see a gem like them getting some publicity. Chris’ commentary on the available wood did a great job on what is available, but honestly setting up a time to go visit like he suggests is really the way to go.

Piles of lumber go only so far to sell what’s in his 30,000+ sq/ft warehouse. So I figured I’d compliment Chris’ post with a few shots of some of my completed pieces that have used … Read More »