"Rich" Commentary on the 4-1 (One)
Issue: Issue 245.5
"Hey, what do you think we are, a bunch of rich dudes with more money than brains? What kind of dumb-bunny would send Rob Johnstone ten bucks (20 with shipping and handling!) so he can retire before us? It would take about 15,000 suckers to send in that amount of dough. Does that arrogant yahoo really think we are going to do that?" - Lou Pole, Desires End, Wisconsin
A Full House of Reader Responses
Issue: Issue 267
Rob's query in the last eZine about which room of your house gets the most attention in terms of your woodworking projects really caught the attention of readers -- we got a full house of replies. We've highlighted some of them here.
A Hot Topic?
Issue: Issue 276
After eZine 275, we received some followup to the followup in that issue's Feedback section on the Trick of the Trade from Issue 274 regarding preventing a router bit from bottoming out when the chuck is tightened -- and its relation to heat transfer. - Editor
A Pile of Comments About Compost
Issue: Issue 279
After you read the Q&A in last issue's eZine, we discovered that many of you are interested in talking trash...heaps, that is, when it comes to compost piles. Several readers shared further information about the process of making compost, including one who has taught university level composting. - Editor
A Sampling of Hardwood Favorites
Issue: Issue 244
If you read Rob's editorial, you know we received a LOT of responses to the query about what your favorite hardwood is. Here's a smattering of those responses.
A Saucy Aussie
Issue: Issue 4.03
Author(s): Online Editor
Reader's write in to comment on Bosch tools, circuit breakers, workbench designs, and much more! Read more ...
A Swing and Some Hits (?) for Bat Maker
Issue: Issue 281
In our last eZine issue, we ran a question from a wooden bat maker who was wondering what to do with heavy billets that he could not turn into bats. eZine readers offered a few suggestions. - Editor
A Wild Ride?
Issue: Issue 297.5
Ridin' It Out in the Ark "Hey! If that ark is supposed to help me ride out the end of the world, what happens when all of the joinery fails?" - Warren E. Wort
ABC's of CA Glue
Issue: Issue 241
Several readers wrote in response to last issue's Q&A on the search for CA [cyanoacrylate] glue. - Editor
Advice for an Eagle Scout Project
Issue: Issue 248
One of our Q&A's in the last issue came from a Boy Scout asking for advice on his Eagle Scout project, an outdoor bulletin board and message center. He wondered if eZine readers had some advice. You did. - Editor
An Education in Woodworking
Issue: Issue 231
When Rob encouraged you to support woodworking programs in schools, it opened a floodgate of responses from shop teachers, former shop students and concerned woodworkers. – Editor
And Thank You, Rob
Issue: Issue 163
Insight from readers and the editor on everything from barbeque paint remover to Michael Keller. Read more ...
Another approach to our Inkwell plans
Issue: Issue 4.06
Author(s): Online Editor
This Reader's Response section includes a wide spectrum of reader's comments, with topics randing from mineral spirits to the Mahogany Inkwell Pencil Holder. Read more ...
April Foolishness; Shop Remedies for Wacky Weather
Issue: Issue 298
So, the date on Sunday was April 1...also the date of our traditional annual April Fool's Day special edition of the eZine. Among the "hot news" stories covered in this edition were the Woodworker's Journal TV show, "Woodworking with the Stars," "news" about baking your own (joinery) biscuits, and free plans for an ark to survive the purported December 2012 cataclysm based on the end of the Mayan calendar. - Editor
April Fool's Day Issue
Issue: Issue 122
A flood of responses to the April Fool's Day Issue are almost as fun to read as the issue itself. Read more ...
AWFS, Plywood, Vision, RAS
Issue: Issue 229
When a reader asked which plywood should be used on our free projects, we confessed that sometimes the best choice is what you can afford. Apparently, this woodworker is on the same page. – Editor
Before and After; What and How
Issue: Issue 135
Readers are filled with ideas about pressure treated wood, and give back to the community with Empty Bowls. Read more ...
Birthday Wishes, Woodworker Admiration and Removing Old Paint
Issue: Issue 316
After last issue's eZine, which included questions in our Q&A section on true lumber sizes as well as removing old cabinet paint, we received responses from readers who wanted to share their own experiences in both of these areas. - Editor
Black and Decker / Rockler Expands
Issue: Issue 105
Here's our reader's take on Black & Decker's purchase of the Pentair Tools Group, and on Rockler's expansion. Read more ...
Blades, Finish, Glue and Gripes
Issue: Issue 219.5
Blade Sharpening "Your answer experts did a lousy job on that question about sharpening planer blades. How soon you sharpen depends on how what you put through it. Run a couple of boards of granadilla full of minerals through and the blades will be dull almost immediately. On the other hand, you can plane poplar for days without blades getting dull." - Al Pineridge
Issue: Issue 141
Readers love Roy Underhill and offer suggestions for clearing foggy glasses. Read more ...
Blind Woodworkers, Puzzling Comments
Issue: Issue 226
Back in March, we changed the appearance of the eZine, hoping to make it more pleasant for all to enjoy and navigate. Unfortunately, it made things harder for one group. Below is a short exchange of letters between Matt Becker, our content coordinator, and one of our readers who happens to be a blind woodworker. – Editor
Bow Saw Plans
Issue: Issue 123
Reader's comment on last issue's bow saw plans, a web discussion on pipe clamps, and an article on Bill Cumpiano. Read more ...
CA Glue Caps: On or Off?
Issue: Issue 303
One of our queries in last issue's Q&A dealt with the topic of keeping glue fresh. ..In an attempt to clear up some of this confusion, we asked a true glue expert for the definitive answer. Here's what Bob Behnke had to say.