Last weekend the Woodworker’s Journal participated in the Minnesota Woodworking Show. It was a great time. I got to meet many of the eZine (and print magazine) readers, who were very kind in their comments. Several were baffled by my appearance (I thought you were shorter, younger … you gotta update that photo on the eZine, etc.), but most said that they really enjoyed the eZine … for those comments, I’d like to say thank you.
We gave away a bunch of stuff at our booth, the most significant of which were three table saws. The drawings drew quite a crowd. One winner, after I had helped him put the saw in the back of his SUV, stood back for a moment and said, “My wife will never believe that I didn’t buy this!” I offered to write a note confirming the win, but he declined.
The very best part of the weekend for me was spending time talking with woodworkers. It is a community that has much to say for itself. Woodworkers are often generous, outgoing, good sports and folks that are fun to hang out with. I think I would like to do something like that every weekend … but maybe not during fishing season!
— Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal