My wonky right eye has caused no end of trouble for me.
I posted on using cement on the end grain of a small schooner I was working on a while ago. The logic was that this particular carving would have lots of unsupported end-grain prone to breakage while I was carving.
Every shop project has at least one process you hate. When I'm making spoons, it's the finishing.
A friend of mine was a professional ship model maker. Unlike many who might repine because of a lack of work. He fretted and complained about too much work.
It's not cheating. It's prudent.
Success is not a permanent achievement. We have to continually work at maintaining it.
woodworkers are masters of recycling from plank to scrap.
Working in wood offers the opportunity for lots of contrast and continuity.
I have some built-in learning disorders that make reading blocks of a small, close type challenging to read. In addition, the English used in the manuals is so poor that three pages in, you are skipping whole chapters looking for what you need.
Sooner or later, most woodworking sites and blogs have some sort of post on scrapers. Rather than duplicate what others have demonstrated in the care, feeding, use, and maintenance of scrapers. I'd like to point out that they produce much less dust than sanders - that's a hell of a significant point when you have a confined shop and allergies.