Issue 107

Issue 107

Thanks, and Thanks Again!

Rob-Portrait351Our 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

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Q & A

  • Mount Heavy-Duty Plunge Router

    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?

  • Sharpen Straight Edge Chisels

    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?

  • Chair In Spray Booth

    Small Spray Booth

    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?

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