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Laguna Tools Starts New Relationship With Rockler

January 11th, 2011 by
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Today’s announcement from Laguna Tools and Rockler Woodworking and Hardware joins the two family-run woodworking companies into a new relationship.Laguna Band Saw — both in-store and online.

Rockler LogoStarting later this month, woodworkers will be able to purchase products like Laguna’s 14-, 16- and 18-inch band saws, 2 and 3hp cyclone dust collectors, hybrid cabinet saw and 3hp cast-iron top cabinet saw while they’re shopping for the hardware and other woodworking supplies sold through Rockler. Ann Rockler Jackson, CEO of Rockler Companies, and Catherine Helshoj, vice president of Laguna Tools, have indicated that additional products will follow throughout the year.

Both women also cited similar commitments to quality, customer service and innovation between the two companies, which have a combined 81-year history. “We are thrilled to offer the legendary quality of Laguna power tools to our woodworking customers, and to help Laguna expand their presence across the country,” said Rockler Jackson, while Helshoj’s statement was, “We’re very selective about our business alliances, and we’re proud to be affiliated with such an outstanding organization.”

Those of us here at Woodworker’s Journal are pleased to share this information with our readers. This is good news for woodworkers and good news for our industry.

Are We Your Favorite Blog?

October 27th, 2010 by
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November/December 2010 Issue CoverDo you like reading the Woodworker’s Journal blog?

Silly question, isn’t it — since you’re right here reading it.

If, as we hope, it’s among your favorites, you might be interested in a contest going on over at another blog. Gladiator Garageworks is running the “What’s Your Favorite Blog” comment contest through this week (ends Sunday, October 31).

Their blog editors have picked their top 15 favorite blogs — Woodworker’s Journal among them. (Aw, shucks. We’re flattered.)

To enter the contest, you post a link to your favorite blog, or favorite blog post, that fits their criteria, and say why it’s your favorite. (“Woodworker’s Journal blog is the best ever because the editors are wonderful, stupendous, incredibly talented and handsome people who should all be paid at least a million dollars annually” is merely a hypothetical example.*) For entering, you get a shot at being one of five winners of a $10 Amazon.com gift certificate.

Joanna Takes

Senior Editor

*Note: Woodworker’s Journal editors are also not eligible for the Gladiator contest.

We Wish You a Happy New Year

December 30th, 2009 by
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Rob-PortraitThis time of year is notoriously busy — for reasons that can be both sound and silly. The hubbub that surrounds our work and family life can sometimes become overwhelming, and it is easy to let an important obligation slide by.  But I would be remiss if I failed to take just a few moments to offer thanks to you, our readers, for your support over the past year.  Consider this salutation of goodwill as coming not just from me, but indeed the entire Woodworker’s Journal staff.  It is not lost on us that your support is the reason why we are among the most fortunate of folks — not only do we have a job (no small thing in this economy), but we have some of the best jobs around — putting out a woodworking magazine, eZine and website.  Speaking personally, there is nothing I can think of that would be more satisfying than what I do every day.  And the attention of those I call the Journal’s faithful is the key to all that.

So please accept our thanks for your historic support and our best wishes for the year to come. I am not one of those folks who think that the good old days exist only in the past — I am a certified optimist about the future. My hope is that 2010 will be the most providential of years, and that when I look back from this vantage point next year, I will be even more thankful for you and the opportunities that you have afforded me and my staff.  Have a safe, happy and productive new year!

Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal

A Little Holiday Merriment from the Folks at Ryobi

December 24th, 2009 by
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TTI CHRISTMAS CARDWhether you’re revved up for the festivities to come over the next few days, or if you’re feeling the need for a little holiday “lift” right about now, the folks at Ryobi have a clever video card to share with all of us.

Check out this link:

http://www.ttigroupna.com/holiday_greeting/#/home

Makes me want to grab a sheet of plywood and some tools right now. There’s always room to add one more holiday lawn ornament to the yard, right? Thanks for the fun, Ryobi!

Long live Frosty!

Catch you in the shop—after the holidays,

Chris Marshall, Field Editor