Thanks, and Thanks Again!
Our new online survey group is up and running: and how!
I don’t know why I was even a bit surprised, but your response was extraordinary. More eZine folks than I ever expected signed up to express their opinions on woodworking and its related topics. (When I think of it, why I thought some of you would hesitate to share your opinions … on anything … is beyond me.)
On a completely unrelated topic, I am under the woodworking project gun once more. I have a cabinet and an arched molding to build before my 25th wedding anniversary in November. (Fortunately, it is the 24th of November … right at the end of the month.) Neither task is overwhelming, but I see a potential conflict between time spent bird hunting (my favorite fall activity) and woodworking. And this brings me to a curious point: for some reason, my wife has expressed significant interest in my woodworking production while remaining nearly mum on my future hunting success. Life remains a cipher.
I’ll keep you posted.
— Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal
I have a Craftsman 3.5 hp heavy-duty plunge router that I would like to mount to the router table I recently made. Should I plan to remove the plunge base before mounting it to the table?
I try and try to sharpen my chisels on my grinder but I never get a straight sharp edge. Aside from an expensive jig, is there another way to do this?
Do I need a special sort of fan “with an enclosed motor” or can I safely use a standard window fan? Also, are the fumes from lacquer and paint heavier or lighter than air: in other words, should I position the vent of my spray booth high or low?
After working with the Festool OF 2000 E Router for just a short while Bill Hylton concluded, “It may not be the dream router you visualized, but it routs like a dream!”
At a meeting of the Evergreen Woodworker’s Guild last week, fellow guild member John Swanson handed me a bag filled with finished, turned bowls.
Martin Doyle was a welder/fitter in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, when he came up with the idea for his modified square. Martin used it to try to get around the edge of a flange, but then he started showing it around, and people told him woodworkers could use it.
Vermin articles continued to draw attention, as we received a couple of comments in response to the advice given the woodworker with Mouse Stained Wood.