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I tend, on occasion, to get long-winded in these blogs – my thoughts on Sam Maloof hit nearly 500 words last time. This time I promise to be short, sweet and to the point.

After Tuesday's blog on Sam, I find it difficult to come up with something clever, relevant or witty to talk about. Nor do I think I should. Instead, I think I'll tell you about how I plan to honor Sam.

I have a very long to-do list, work wise, most all of which requires planting myself in front of this computer and writing about woodworking. I have dozens of "tweak" tasks to do on my recently completed book, and dozens of preparatory tasks for my next one. I'm editing a publication to be released later this year, and I have four other articles I'm working on. And among all that sit-in-my-chair stuff, I also have some shop things to do.

All of this stuff must be done according to what I loosely refer to as a "schedule," such as it is, but in the wake of recent events I'm altering it. Although those shop things on my list are among the more minor of my tasks, I'm bumping them up ahead of the others. The others can wait till Monday; so can the lawn and a few other household chores.

This weekend I can think of no better way to remember Sam than to spend time in the shop. And that's exactly what I intend to do.

Join me?

Till next time,


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