Dateline: Secret Lake
Those of you who read my last editorial will know that as you read this, I am likely on the water attempting to entice bass — both largemouth and smallmouth varieties — to surrender themselves to make a tasty fried dinner. Photo requests to see my hand-turned lures and fish from my adventure have been noted, and you can expect them next week.
But my adventures will not stop with my return from the sky blue waters of the north country. On Saturday, May 30th, I will be participating in the first Maker Faire® event here in Minnesota. It will be at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds and I hope to be able to demonstrate many different aspects of woodworking. (If you live nearby, come on down … it will be big fun!)
And now, I need to pay attention so I don’t accidentally cast my fancy lure into a tree.
Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal
P.S. Learn more about the Maker Faire at http://makerfairemsp.com/
Cecilia Schiller incorporates woodcarving and woodworking skills into automata: moving sculptures.
Readers send good wishes — and a desire to see photos — to our publisher for his turned lures and fishing trip.
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I need to slow my dad’s old lathe down. Can I convert it to variable speed?