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New Blog -

Norse Woodsmith has been a great experience for me.  I've learned more putting together this blog over the years about woodworking and hand tools, and met more people because of its existence than I dreamed possible.  It's been an exciting journey - to quote the Dead... 

"Sometimes the lights all shining on me
Other times I can barely see
Lately it occurs to me
What a long strange trip it's been"


In other words - a lot of fun! 

But - it's a site dedicated to woodworking in general and hand tools in particular, so it's content doesn't cover what I do with the rest of my time.  As an architect I deal a lot with so many other subjects.  Also, I needed a way to communicate with others in the from I work for, which is a very geographically diverse outfit.  As I mention above, this web site has given me a lot of opportunities for learning and for meeting others and keeping abreast of the latest innovations and techniques.  A new blog seemed to fit the bill well for what is another large part of what I do, so  I decided I would give that whole side of my online presence a public voice also..

Today's Buildings is dedicated to the design and construction of the "vertical" industry of buildings - including the architectural, mechanical, structural, and landscape design that goes along with it.  It will include subjects on green design, software use, and general design topics relevant to that cause.

It was started to help disseminate information within the geographically diverse company I currently work at.  As such, some content will be available only to those employed by that company - however, I will also be posting content that is publicly viewable from time to time, and the RSS feeds and handy links are ones anyone may find handy.  Hopefully I can convince some others besides myself to post articles as well.

Some content may be simply articles farmed from the web that I have found either interesting, inspirational, or humorous in some manner, other content will contain solutions to problems I have encountered or have given counsel on, and also will (hopefully) delve in to some deeper architectural subjects.

This new web site might not interest most of the readers of Norse Woodsmith, maybe there's a few of you out there that might find it an enjoyable read on occasion.  As with Norse Woodsmith, it is not a commercial site - any advertising you see is only to offset the costs of maintaining an online presence (and trust me, it falls short of that)...

I will continue posting here, as always.  Wish me luck!






Thanks for the notice. I'll follow that with interest also. I retired from Building Operation and Maintenance. But you never loose interest in developments in the field.
Thanks again,


I really like this site, and although architecture is not as compelling to me as woodwork, I applaud you for your dedication to express yourself in a meaningful and helpful manner. Thanks for the post!