(Almost) Summertime, and the Woodworking Is Easy
Issue: Issue 249
Posted Date: 5/18/2010
In these next two weeks, the unofficial
kickoff to the summer season occurs. While it's no comparison to the
actual kickoffs from my beloved Minnesota Vikings that will occur in
a few months, summer does have its perks – one of them being that
it's possible to be in the outdoors, or at least semi-outdoors, here
in the North Country without freezing your tuckus off.
For me, "semi-outdoors" means that
I can be out in my shop, with the doors open to the wonders of nature
– birdsong, puffy white clouds ... skunks for my dog to
chase ... while participating in my favorite hobby and adding my own
contributions to the summer soundtrack. Sounds like the whine of the
table saw, the whirr of the sander, the whistles of the
woodworker ... why, yes, I do live on what some (who hadn't seen it)
might call a "country estate." It's the best of both worlds.
Rob Johnstone, Woodworker's Journal
P.S. The tools from Dremel, the sponsor
of this issue of the eZine, include a cordless option for
summertime's "on-the-go" woodworking and a new development in
their line. Read all about it in Industry Interview and Tool Preview.