Issue 249

Issue 249

(Almost) Summertime, and the Woodworking Is Easy

Rob-Portrait351In these next two weeks, the unofficial kickoff to the summer season occurs. While it’s no comparison to the actual kickoffs from my beloved Minnesota Vikings that will occur in a few months, summer does have its perks – one of them being that it’s possible to be in the outdoors, or at least semi-outdoors, here in the North Country without freezing your tuckus off.

For me, “semi-outdoors” means that I can be out in my shop, with the doors open to the wonders of nature – birdsong, puffy white clouds … skunks for my dog to chase … while participating in my favorite hobby and adding my own contributions to the summer soundtrack. Sounds like the whine of the table saw, the whirr of the sander, the whistles of the woodworker … why, yes, I do live on what some (who hadn’t seen it) might call a “country estate.” It’s the best of both worlds.

Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal

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What's In Store

  • SkatePlate

    The SkatePlate attachment fits SKIL and Bosch circular saws. Its two polyurethane rollers put your saw on a rolling track for faster, smoother and straighter cutting.

  • FrogTape

    FrogTape® is a painter’s tape treated with PaintBlock technology, a super-absorbent polymer which reacts with latex paint to form a micro-barrier sealing the edges of the tape.

  • EZ Sander

    The E-Z Sander™ is a molded, high-impact 2-1/2″ x 6-1/4″ sanding block with side thumb wheels that advance internal plungers to put tension on a 2-1/2″ x 14″ wet/dry sanding belt.

  • Dremel 8200 Cordless Rotary Tool

    Last month, Dremel unveiled its new 12-volt MAX Lithium-Ion™ 8200 Rotary Tool, which the company says “combines the best of both worlds—the performance of a corded tool and the convenience and flexibility of a cordless tool.”

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