By now, most of you will know that our last eZine was our annual April Fool’s issue. Chock-full of sophomoric (or perhaps pre-sophomoric) humor, it engendered tons of observations from you: our eZine faithful. To those who were offended, I am sorry – it was certainly not our intent. To those of you who enjoyed it, thank you for your compliments and your own somewhat eccentric feedback. (See the readers response page for a sampling of how fellow readers felt about the our annual April epic.) It is almost embarrassing how gleeful we all get doing this issue each year. It just must prove a saying that my mom is fond of: “men are just boys grown tall.” I don’t know where that leaves Joanna Takes (our model for the carved self-portrait “Free Plan”); she is likely a victim of hanging out with bad influences.
With that said, we are back to our regular brand of foolishness. We have real free plans, tool previews and the lot. I thank you for your indulgence and warn you that next April, we may not be able to contain ourselves again.
– Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal