Show Us What You’ve Got

Rob-Portrait351Woodworkers by nature are humble folks. Why? Well, one reason is that building things out of wood tends to humble you. For instance, in a totally hypothetical example, like when you bring a coffee table into your house that looked fine in the shop, but resembled an aircraft carrier when you put it in your living room.

But on the other side of that coin, we are also folks who really want people to look at the results of our efforts.  I must confess to once waking my wife up late at night to show her the results of my woodworking efforts — I don’t recommend doing that, by the way.

Anyway, I mention this because I am offering you the chance to share your work in an environment that will be viewed by folks who are understanding and interested in your craft: our premium eZine’s Readers Project Gallery. The Reader’s Project Gallery is a place where readers can share what they are working on, or even photos of their shop, new tools or any other thing woodworking-related (we do look at all the submissions before we allow them on the web — we didn’t fall off the turnip truck yesterday).

It’s a lot of fun to see what your fellow woodworkers are doing, and it is a great way to get inspiration. The only catch is, that the Readers Project Gallery resides in the premium section of the eZine. (Which is only three bucks a month — Hey, that’s only ten cents a day!)

But if you want to share your projects in a new (and free!) – and, at this point in time, “super secret” web effort of the Woodworker’s Journal —  there is yet hope for you. Just e-mail a project or shop picture to our content coordinator, Matt Becker, and look for updates in the near future.

Just make sure the project fits into your living room.

Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal

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