## Learning to Cut Dovetails by Hand

Over the past few months I have been learning to cut dovetail joints by hand. With the right tools it's not as hard as it looks. Dovetails are classic and make for a surprisingly simple and sturdy joint. And they look great!

Learning to cut dovetails is a rite of …

## Build Log: Home Office

Remote work provided the motivation for a new home office. We wanted to maximize desk and shelf space in some existing dead space. To speed the project used some prefabricated components including IKEA drawers and pre-glued panels.

## Design

We already had one IKEA Alex Drawer Unit and decided to use …

## Build Log: Walnut Slab Table

We turned an old walnut stump into a live edge coffee table. This was a first for me with lots of experimentation and learning along the way.

## Slabs

The tree had been dead for a number of years and we slabbed it about 6 months ago. As a first experiment …

## How to Use a Pilot Watch

This is a brief tutorial for performing basic computations using the E6B flight computer on a pilot watch.

# What is an E6B?

An E6B flight computer is a circular slide rule used by pilots to make common aviation calculations. A pilot watch typically contains a simplified version of a full …

## Build Log: Dining Table

The dining room was the only room in our new house for which we did not already have furniture, so I decided to build a dining table from scratch. We were not rushed so I was able to take my time to build a simple—but beautiful—table for our …

## Build Log: Height Chart

My wife came across an idea of a height chart for measuring the kids and this was a fun afternoon project.

## Materials Required

Material Quantity Description
1 x 1 x 6' pine board 1 Base board
Numbers 5 As desired
Wipe-On Poly 3 coats Miniwax Wipe-On Poly
Brown paper bag …

## Clock Angle Analysis

While playing with my son's toy clock I got to thinking about the relative angles between the minute and hour hands. On the toy clock the hands move independently of each other so you can make any configuration desired. On a real clock, of course, the relative position is specified …

## Build Log: Console Table

I built a simple console table to organize items by the back door.

## Design

I looked online for some ideas and found a number of good examples to work from.

My goal with this project was to use exclusively biscuit joints with no metal fasteners. I wanted a simple and …

Building a basic website is an important skill for the entrepreneur, employee, and citizen of the Internet. Using these skills to share your work online has benefits to you and others that justify the costs in time and effort required to do so. And sharing from your own domain gives …

## Analytics Principles

These principles are best practices developed over several years of building analytics tools and delivering analytics projects. These principles are by no means perfect, but if you find yourself violating one of them it is a good opportunity to step back and ask yourself why that is the case and …