FREE…Woodworking Plans (the Price Is So Right)!
As you know, we offer free woodworking plans with every issue of your eZine. (Yup, not only is the Zine free … but the plans are as well.) In fact, I know from various sources that a significant group of you consider the free plans to be one of our top attractions. But on occasion, readers do sometimes complain about them. I get many suggestions about the plans, including comments that are decidedly negative. This was recently mentioned in an e-mail sent out to a segment of our Zine list and the response was both encouraging and entertaining. A typical missive read:
I just cannot understand why anyone would complain about something free! I for one, thank you very much for making this service available and at a price I can afford!
And another voice heard:
I LOVE the plans I’ve been getting. I’m building a nice library of them. If you could just solve one problem … find me some time to go out to my garage and finish putting the shop together… and I’ll be all set!
So, whether you love them or ignore them, no one is arguing about the price … they are a bargain and a popular section of the eZine. (In our recent survey, readers identified them as “very useful.”) Be assured that they will continue and that we will continue to listen to what you have to say … for or against!
— Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal
Combining original and sometimes whimsical designs, subcontracted production, and marketing savvy, Woodchicks successfully sells a diverse line of furniture, furnishings and decorative pieces.
Founded by Norton Rockler 50 years ago, and now run by daughter Ann Rockler Jackson, Rockler Woodworking and Hardware has made a tradition of providing innovative products for woodworkers for the past half century.
With its Work-N-Haul” cart and 25″ rip capacity this tool has become a favorite of WJ’s woodworking regulars. It is sturdy, accurate and easy to move around the shop.
Whenever I use the jig saw I find it difficult to keep the blade cutting ninety degrees to the base. The blade always seems to deflect.
How strong is wood glue? Do I need screws and glue? Do I use just glue and clamp? Why does most glue go on both pieces of wood?
This reader had a frustrating time figuring the set-up of his older, out of manufacture jointer. Michael Dresdner and Ellis Walentine offer their expert advice.
I’m a beginner of 1-1/2 years. I think I’ve made everything that can be made without a router. I have no idea how to start learning about this.
After reading Finish for Cedar, James Deigan wrote to share some of the health hazards a woodworker could faces while working with aromatic lumber.