Welcome Home, Michael Dresdner!
Although it may have been a poorly kept “secret,” I am so happy to announce to the eZine readership that our own contributing editor, Michael Dresdner, has signed on as my new electronic editorial partner in crime. Michael will be working closely with Joanna Takes and me to bring you the best woodworking information to be found anywhere on the web. And even though Michael certainly needs no introduction – when has that ever stopped me?
Michael has been writing for the Woodworker’s Journal print magazine for 6 or 7 years now, and about woodworking and finishing for over 20 years. (First at Fine Woodworking, then at American Woodworker and finally at WJ magazine while writing books for Taunton Press.) He is a crackerjack woodworker, the ultimate finishing expert and a wonderful writer … and I also consider him to be a friend.
What makes Michael an even better fit for the eZine is the fact that he understood the value of the web and embraced the online woodworking community from the very beginning. In addition, he was one of the earliest and most ardent supporters of the eZine, whose encouragement helped to keep it going through our uneven early years.
So, welcome home, buddy, and as that little French guy in Casablanca said, “I have a feeling that this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship”! (Except that this is not the beginning of our friendship and I am neither little nor French … but you get the idea.)
– Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal
ShadowWood Too, started in 1996, makes Kerf’s Wood Cream, a wax and mineral oil-based concoction designed to bring out the beauty of wood safely and pleasantly.
The image we have of Australians is that they’re a bit cocksure of themselves, a bit wacky, not afraid of experimentation and that seems to be confirmed in what they’ve come up with as the newest tool from Triton.
It’s our readers’ turn to play expert as they offer their own advice on finishing large panels, drilling 90 degree holes and the difference between arcs and arches.
What type of cleaners are available to clean wooden kitchen cabinets? I have old pine cabinets finished with clear lacquer. Now the areas around the latches and corners are getting darker.
I’m a beginner woodworker and I recently bought my first tool: a table saw. Now I need to do something about leveling the stock.
I have a walnut tree, and have heard of making stain from the green hull of the walnut. Can you tell me how? Also what would the shelf life be?
How can I strip and refinish the outside to match the inside, using something that will look good and protect the wood from the afternoon sun?
Joel Eckhaus’ core work has always been as a musician and woodworker, two fields he conveniently combines in Earnest, a company making non-mainstream musical instruments.