I realize this is a day late, but I just want to wish all of you a wonderful Independence Day. As a veteran and a person who has been fortunate to travel abroad in some small measure, I am indeed grateful for the country of my birth. Just being born in America is like winning the biggest lottery of all. I was so pleased to spend parts of the weekend with my family, in all of its complicated pieces, and to worship freely on Sunday. These are things that are not available to many people on this planet, and I try not to take them for granted.
Just as I don’t take you all for granted. Your support for this eZine is one of the things that all of us at the Woodworker’s Journal have to be grateful for.
So happy birthday, America, and our best wishes to all of you reading our eZine from all of us at the Woodworker’s Journal!
Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal
Steve Kelzer finds the puzzle-like nature of parquetry allows him to showcase veneers and explore geometric designs, often inspired by traditional quilt patterns.
A reader offers a simple solution to remove dried wood-glue drips from your workbench without damaging the bench’s surface.
I make a lot of band saw boxes, but the 4-1⁄2″ height of my spindle sander drums wasn’t tall enough to sand the entire surface of my projects.
Black + Decker’s next-generation batteries offer project advice, diagnostics, lockout feature, all controlled by a free app.
Urethane continues to fail on me. Maybe there is a better choice?
This is by far the oldest reader’s project we’ve had submitted (more accurately, ancestor of reader’s project), but that doesn’t make it any less impressive. Its longevity is a true compliment to its maker.
Woodworkers share their opinions on veneer, from love it to hate it to don’t know what to do with it.