Ready – Set – Oh My!
We’ll only be putting out one eZine this August, so let me tell you why. It’s not because we are hot and lazy during the summer months. (Well, not exclusively.) And it’s not because we are all on vacation … although that sounds like a great idea. The reason is we are so busy. Summer is absolutely the busiest time of year for us. First and foremost, this is the season we are putting out our biggest and best print magazines of the year. (Look for a dynamite September / October issue with Frank Klausz and Ian Kirby each building a workbench!) We are also creating our annual Resource Digest, a yearly roundup of woodworking related tools and supplies. Add to that our fall Special Interest Publication focusing on workshop projects, and we have an overly full summer. But, as they say on infomercials: there’s more! It is in the summer that we travel to woodworking shows and manufacturers to get the scoop on their latest and greatest offerings. So, while this will be the last you hear from the eZine until September, don’t think it’s because we are sitting on the front porch sipping mint juleps. (Which, when I stop and think about it, also sound really good!)
— Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal
Originally trained as a metalworker in Germany, Siegmund Scholler ended up as a skilled carpenter building winding staircases and other high-end interiors for upscale homes in Michigan.
I am attempting to make decorative edges on picture frames that I have made from birch. The results have been less than desirable. I get lots of tearout and marred wood. What can I do?
I see a lot of router bits made in China — none branded — which appear to be bargains when it comes to price and appear to be well made. Are they a good buy or should I pass them by?
Concerning the mortise and tenon attachment being used on a drill press, how or what is the best way to square the fence to the drill bit?
Earlier this year I went into a long and enthusiastic description of how I like to do my summer woodworking with both of my garage/shop doors wide open.
We heard from several readers who had comments about Black & Decker’s purchase of the Pentair Tools Group, which was covered in our last eZine.