Fair Woodworking

February 25, 2016

Hey you kids! Get off my airspace!

When I started this blog some 4 and a bit years ago, it was all about me. I started it to fulfill a need to document my journey in woodworking.

My blog, about me, for my sake.

Me, me, me, me, me.

Over the years, I’ll admit that I’ve gotten a little distracted with petty man crushes, sharing what I’ve learned, and the promotion of getting out there and meeting other woodworkers.

For this I am very sorry.

I meant no harm in it all, but in truth, I must admit I have strayed from my sacred task.

I forgot who the most important woodworker in my life was.

That woodworker is me, and so I owe myself one very sincere apology.

So let me return to the golden era of fairwoodworking where I was content to post what ever tickled my fancy, not for the good of mankind, but for my sake. So that in the years to come when I lack the strength to work in my shop, I can still look back and marvel at how truly brilliant I really am. “What a fine lad”, I’ll say as I struggle to impress an uninterested nurse.

Those will be good days.

It hasn’t happened for a while, but every now and then I get the urge to make a video. Lately it hasn’t so much been videos, but honest to goodness feature films. Unfortunately, I had no script or even a worthwhile story line.


I did however stumble onto some really great soundtrack sounding music, and I have a video camera, so how could this go wrong?

What ever could go right while chopping out the waste from half blind dovetails?

How can that be interesting?

What can you learn from watching my video nay Feature Film?

Don’t care!

This is my blog, and I’ll make videos of what I want.




  1. You are truly a wooden nut. Just like the rest of us.

    Comment by rootertooterwren — February 25, 2016 @ 8:39 am

    • I see all the crap of mine that you “like”. It speak poorly to your standards. Time to step it up there son 😉

      Comment by fairwoodworking — February 25, 2016 @ 2:07 pm

  2. Best instructional I’ve seen on Half-blinds ever. Great job & kewl background muzak!

    Comment by J. Wiley Dumas — February 25, 2016 @ 10:52 am

    • Any learning from this video was accidental. No need to skew expectations.

      Comment by fairwoodworking — February 25, 2016 @ 2:05 pm

  3. That was intense… Glad I could be a part of it (or was I?)… Can’t believe your claim no animals were harmed, it’s all about chopping Dove tails! How can those poor birds ever fly again without their tails?!?

    Comment by Jeremy — February 25, 2016 @ 1:12 pm

    • My blog, my rules.
      You gave me the idea for the blog title. (Or did you? )

      Comment by fairwoodworking — February 25, 2016 @ 2:01 pm

      • Theoretically I could be pretty clever…
        Also it’s your blog and all, but what is your countdown to? I figure if it’s the end of the world, I ought get a heads up.

        Comment by Jeremy — February 25, 2016 @ 9:16 pm

      • Ummmm. The end of the world as we know it? Been planning on starting a cult for a while now. Guess I should get on it huh?

        Comment by fairwoodworking — February 25, 2016 @ 9:24 pm

  4. Waste of time mate. Get yourself the joiner jig, as seen on tv. Just use your drill, egg beater drill of course in your case, and make pocket holes. Simply screw together with the 800 screws provided (absolutely free) and remodel your whole house just like pro using the plans provided, also absolutely free. You’ll be a craftsman straight after your first project.

    Comment by Tony B. — February 25, 2016 @ 2:43 pm

    • If there’s anything I’m good at it’s wasting time. But hey! Your blog your rules 😉

      Comment by fairwoodworking — February 25, 2016 @ 3:34 pm

      • Thanks for taking that in the spirit is was given, that is a sad example of my weird sense of humour. After posting I thought oh no, he’s gonna ban me for spamming. I would rather live surrounded by orange boxes than buy a one of them.

        Comment by Tony B. — February 25, 2016 @ 11:56 pm

      • Ha!
        You should see my twitter.
        Oh and for the record, it’s not that I’m above pocket hole jigs. I just have no idea how to use them.

        Comment by fairwoodworking — February 26, 2016 @ 12:13 am

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