Issue 83

Issue 83

And the Winner is!

Rob-Portrait351A few issues ago I asked readers to tell me about the last-minute projects in their life. (By the way … my family’s suspicions were correct about the bathroom cabinet. I got close to completing it, but did not make the deadline.) The only solace in this sad situation is that in my misery, I do indeed have company. Many of you shared your last-minute masterpiece stories with me, and you can read a few of them on the reader’s response page. A few of you put me in mind of the adage, “If I wasn’t procrastinating, I wouldn’t be doing anything.” In publishing, we describe this as being “deadline oriented.”

At the time I asked the question, I mentioned that we would turn this into a contest. After a few technical problems with our e-mail server and a delay caused by my much overdue vacation (I’m ready for another one any time now!) … the waiting is now over. The winner of two very nice CMT 10″ saw blades is Dennis Halpin. Congratulations! (Now get busy and finish those projects.)


– Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journa

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  • Trouble with Concave Joints

    I have a 6″ Craftsman benchtop jointer. Every time I run the edge of a 3- or 4-foot board across it, the cut is concave and not straight. What can I do to correct this?

  • Repairing Badly Damaged Furniture

    I work for a furniture wholesale business where most of our merchandise is shipped from overseas. Recently, one of the shipments that we received was very badly damaged.

  • Band Saw Is Just Drifting Along

    I have a nice 14-inch band saw that I purchased new. I have an assortment of blades. But no matter what size blade I use, my work always drifts from the fence.

  • Saw Blade RPMs

    I believe the blade turns at about 5,100 rpm. The cut is very smooth, but I would like lower noise levels. So how would decreasing the rpm affect the saw’s performance?