2018 Year in Review
As is common for ink-stained wretches (or, in this case, ether-stained) like me at this time of the year, the drive to provide a retrospective of what we went through in the previous year is a powerful urge. 2018 was personally a great year for me — new grandchildren, good health and adventures with family and friends for which I am grateful.
But when it comes to the world of woodworking, my preference is looking forward. New power carving and woodturning projects are on my horizon. I am seeing young people “making” things in new and creative ways. And I am looking forward to more communications with you, our Woodworker’s Journal Weekly readers. I am thankful for your support, and can tell you that we have a couple of new surprises coming your way soon.
So goodbye 2018 … you have been a boon companion. And hello my new friend, 2019 — adventure awaits us!
Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal
I’m planning to buy a flush-trim router bit, but I don’t know why they are offered in different diameters if they all basically do the same thing.
Ernie Conover explains an easy repair technique that will allow you to salvage damaged pieces, including antiques, with a simple table saw jig and some glue.
Danny “Will” Tricoche turns pens, with a focus these days on the gear-heavy steampunk style.
Chris Marshall takes you through his alternate take on the classic Adirondack chair and shows you the step-by-step process he used to build these attractive tall chairs.
There’s still time to make a hand-crafted gift this holiday season. Some of these projects can be made in an afternoon.