You see... the thing is....

Contrary to popular belief, I haven't died. I haven't been lost at sea. I haven't yet been put in jail.

I've just been busy... life has gotten a touch in the way of woodworking for me.

We have a toddler now. She's almost two. I always said I didn't want kids, but boy was I wrong. Her name is Abigail and every day she amazes me.

It would be unfair to blame her for my woodworking leave of absence. I've also been doing a lot of work outside the shop. I became a certified appraiser of personal property (think Antiques Roadshow, not real estate) and have been doing that for the last two years or so. I've also been taking on a lot of writing assignments with RM Sotheby's, one of the world's most important collector car auction companies. 

I must admit that I have neglected my shop. After my book came out (if you haven't purchased a copy yet let me know, I'll be happy to set you up with an autographed copy), I was so burned out that the fire was basically ashes. It is starting to rekindle a bit and hopefully I'll spend the summer making things again.

I know there has been a lot of shakeups in the woodworking media, including the departures of Megan Fitzpatrick and Scott Francis from Popular Woodworking. I hope to return to consistent posting to help offset some of that.

In short, I apologize for neglecting you and hope that all of you are doing well. 


  1. Looking forward to seeing your coming posts, Zach!

  2. I picked up your book a couple weeks ago on Joshua Klein's recommendation and it is superb! I hope you keep making posts.

  3. Miss seeing you Zach. Always had interesting ideas in your posts.

    1. I appreciate that William. I'm heading back into the fray full speed ahead!


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    1. Thanks Mike! I'm trying to arrange things so that I can attend the SAPFM meeting on March 24th.

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