Hot Topic

Rob Johnstone photoLast week I mentioned that I was adding heating to my shop. Then I asked how you all had attacked the heating challenge (as well as cooling). Boy howdy, you had a lot to say on that topic, and you can see those comments in the Feedback section. Thank you for the input! It appears that our surveying was accurate about heating and cooling as a significant challenge to spending more time in your shop.

So now I want to know what other things keep you from your sawdust-making rounds. Do soap operas take up your time? Are there social media feuds to fend off? Perhaps your honey-do projects outside the shop are expanding by the hour? Whatever the case, this inquiring mind wants to know.

Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal

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