WJ Launches New Plywood Posteriors App
Issue: Issue 322.5
Posted Date: 4/1/2013
"There's a rich legacy of gardener butt plywood art that's going the way of the buffalo," lamented editor in chief Snob Redbone, "and that's why we wanted to preserve the tradition in this new app ... We're trying to keep the dream alive by combining old and new." That is the rallying cry that drove the wheels of cyber progress forward for Woodworker's Journal's newest iPad app, "Plywood Posteriors," available on iTunes now for just 39 cents.
"Posteriors" provides a retrospective of plywood garden art -- from Grandma Ruth's floral dress you remember propped up between the rows of potatoes and broccoli as a child, to later developments of Grandpa or Uncle Pete in the garden with Old Red the hound dog, to Little Cousin Jimmy with Puppy "fertilizing." You may even recall a neighborhood plywood Santa stooping over, come Christmastime, to retrieve a roasted chestnut or the Easter Bunny's behind, pounded into the front yard, to herald the joys of Spring. Woodworkers who express themselves with posterior works of art are a dying breed, but the next generation of web-savvy shop rats could bring this true folk art back into fashion again.
The app provides touch tabs for "history," sixteen project options (both male and female fannies included, plus seasonal favorites) and of course, video to help you go from sketching your posterior masterpiece, through the intricate jigsawing that brings it all to shape. Painting schematics are included, as is a GPS feature to help you position your art for maximum visibility and to avoid prevailing winds. "'Plywood Posteriors' should help get families into the shop, while beautifying the garden and giving the neighbors a good walk down memory lane," Redbone says. "There's just something for everyone here!" Order your app today, and get cracking ... so to speak.