A Wild Ride?
Issue: Issue 297.5
Posted Date: 4/1/2012
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
That's another thing that's so great about the pitch! Its working properties even work to hold your joints together! Make sure to check out the recipe in the plan! - Mark Hawking
Aw, C'mere, Leafy!
"Green, schmeen! What's with all the tree-hugging? I let my lathe run even when I'm not using it! Heck, I even turn the electricity on when I'm on vacation three hundred miles away! All of my clothes are made out of synthetic material! And, by golly, I'll plug my hammers in when I want to!" - Dirth Day
The word for world is forest. - Jodi Gives
"That is so AWESOME that you guys are gonna be on TV!!! I'm gonna watch it, fer sure! Maybe I'll even start a fan club! Will you have celebrity judges, too? I'll bet Justin Bieber would be really great at that! For sure! You could even tell him you have a super-duper fan club! Could you get me tickets to the Emmys? Wait, why are you guys on TV again? Daa--aaa-aad! I'll teach you to use the computer, just quit using my email address!" - Missy Jungsteen
Cute and Furry -- for a While
Thank you, thank you so much for your insights on how to demonstrate sharp tools! I've been dreading the inevitable request to foster the first grade guinea pig over the summer, but this puts things in a new light! - Alice Opecia
Savin' Some Dough?
We try to bring you guys the latest money-saving woodworking news, but can we ever satisfy some people? Sadly, it seems, the answer is no. First, a blast from the past. - Belleditrix
"I recently started woodworking and quickly found myself holding onto even the smallest offcuts: pen blanks, extra veneer no bigger than a square on a chessboard, even 1/8" dowels – I'm not proud to admit I'm referring to the length, not the width. I realized that I had hit rock bottom when I was filling up at a local gas station and, before I knew it, I was digging through the pile of firewood for sale to see if there were any pieces of spalted maple or walnut burl that somehow had been mistakenly grouped in with the chunks of birch and pine. Thankfully, after reading your article on Scrappers Anonymous, I was able to find some support. The chat room contributors helped me understand that I'm not alone and that I can function in everyday society with my habit (not to mention giving me the inside scoop on where to find some great scraps of Brazilian Rosewood). Thank you, Woodworker's Journal!" - I. Kneadhelpp
And now, some really recent commentary. - Belleditrix
"I can't believe you fell for buying the biscuit box mix! What kind of racket is so-called 'Thriftee Woodworker' running? You've gotta make 'em from scratch, bub! No mixes! That's the way to save some dough! - Homer Acre
Wait a minute! If the world's ending this December, does that mean I don't get a free calendar from my bank this year? How the heck am I supposed to remember the dates of my favorite holidays? When is Thanksgiving? When is the first of April? - Ch. E. Pskeight