Issue 84

Issue 84

Straight Talk

Rob-Portrait351One thing that I really appreciate about the eZine audience is that when I ask for an opinion … I get several. Every once in a while, I like to ask how we at the Journal are doing. And because I know you-all, I am confident that I will get some substantial feedback. Is the eZine giving you what you want in an online magazine? Is it too short, too long or just right? Those of you who subscribe to the print magazine (and I know there are a bunch of you), what do you like about the Journal? (Is there anything that really bugs you?) After all, you folks are the reason that I happen to have the best job in the world. (Don’t tell my boss that I feel that way … he might try to pay me less!)

So give it to me straight, I can take it. Your opinions are important to me, and I seriously consider them. Take a moment and voice your opinion: I am looking forward to them.


– Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal

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Today's Woodworker

Q & A

  • Book Learning

    What can I do to really get serious about woodworking? Online courses? Or is there a book with true illustrations and all the steps included?

  • Cutting Curved Seats

    Our experts weigh in on a reader’s question about making the flat seats on a batch of red oak children’s chairs a more pleasant concave shape.

  • Long vs. Short Belt Drives

    The table saw, band saw and planer all have long drive belts – is there an advantage to this or can I replace them with shorter belts?

  • Raised Panels Made from Plywood

    How do I match the cut sections of the raised panel with the rest of the door or panel? Do I have to use solid oak to make the panels? Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

Industry Interviews

What's In Store


  • Concave Joints

    Woodworker’s Journal eZine readers submit their own commentary on raising grain with water, SmartWood, and concave joints.