Tony’s Terra Firma


November – Remember The Good Old Days

By Tony Shepley Remember the old days, when someone admired your work, made the effort to learn about your business, and sat down and negotiated a contract with you? Remember when a customer would wait until you were available? In light of today’s economy and today’s “it’s all about the bottom line” outlook, those memories Read More


October- Parallel Processing

By Tony Shepley Parallel Processing is a computer term that describes the way in which a computer can perform multiple processing  functions or multiple storage functions at the same time. Computers use this to either increase their processing speed or create back up redundancy that protects data integrity, so parallel processing is, in many ways, Read More


September – Goodbye Old Friend

By Tony Shepley, In the middle 1980’s, I’ll never forget having one of our salespeople mention being on a jobsite and watching a trim carpenter fashion a turned baluster out of square stock, using a work table, vise, and a drill. He had apparently turned the baluster with this home made hand lathe set up Read More


July 2015 – 30 Years

By Tony Shepley, What do wood, window installation, and the Internet all have in common? Glad you asked! Several things as a matter of fact, but most importantly, they’re not the same as they used to be. Next time someone tells you “I’ve been doing it this way for 30 years”, you can bet it Read More


June 2015 – The Mayonnaise Jar and the Beer

By Tony Shepley, Sometimes we have to remind ourselves of the very basic elements that are really important and we have to keep ourselves from getting sidetracked by the things that aren’t. This is a piece we have published before but is definitely one that deserves re-reading from time to time. Please enjoy it. When Read More


Shepformation... The Shepley Newletter

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    KAYU® – Batu™ is a Red Balau hardwood species

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