Issue 149

Issue 149

It’s Time, Time, Time

Rob-Portrait351Recently, I got my hands on some quartersawn, 300-year-old longleaf pine. (Find out why, how and where in the July/August issue of the Woodworker’s Journal print magazine.) So, after the wood had acclimatized to my shop, I glued up a blank and started turning a rather large cake display plate. To my dismay, just finding time to complete a turning project has turned out to be a challenge. It is such a frustration. And I know it is a frustration for many of you. In a recent survey, woodworkers reported that the number one roadblock to their hobby is “not enough time.” So I’d like to hear from you folks as to how you deal with this dilemma. I am ready to learn how to stretch time — or whatever methods you have to gain more time in the shop.

Anyway, I’ve got to get back to the lathe.


— Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal

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