A Woodworker’s Journal Thanksgiving
This week in the United States, we are celebrating the holiday of Thanksgiving. And, in Minnesota, we’re kicking off the holiday season with our first significant snowfall of the year. This means that I will be thankful for being warm and dry, surrounded by family, with my tummy full of turkey.
I’m also thankful for the great Woodworker’s Journal staff and contributors, some of whom received some extra recognition this November at the annual Minnesota Magazine and Publishing Association awards. Chris Marshall, a name familiar to eZine readers, received a gold award in the how-to category for the Adirondack chair he built with his daughter for our print magazine, while Kimberly McNeelan took home the bronze in that same category for her wine rack project. Regular columnists Michael Dresdner and Ernie Conover received the gold and the bronze awards, respectively, for their continuing coverage in the print Woodworker’s Journal on the subjects of finishing and woodturning.
And our digital efforts didn’t go unrecognized. Our woodworkersjournal.com website took home the gold, while your very own Woodworker’s Journal eZine received the silver in the e-newsletter category. (I’m especially thankful this year for content coordinator Matt Hocking, whose behind-the-scenes work on the eZine is responsible for all the correct placement of pixels … or something … and who is celebrating his birthday on Thanksgiving Day.)
And, I’m thankful for all of our readers, of both our print magazine and our eZine. Go forth, feast, and be thankful!
Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal
Amy Savoie has worked in carpentry trades since college graduation, using some of the offcuts to build furniture on the side. Now, she wants to teach other women how she does woodworking.
This reader finds a clever use for his table saw’s magnetic featherboard saving himself a little bit of time in the workshop.
“Saddle” type jigs that fit over and slide along a table saw’s rip fence are handy for many purposes. But, getting the sizing right for the sandwiched piece can be tough: too wide, and the saddle is too loose for an accurate jig.
New Makita LXT Sub-Compact tool duo offers the power of 18-volt with the compact sizing of 12-volt tools.
What’s the best finish to preserve the natural wood grain of a cedar chest, inside and out?
This Reader’s Project Gallery features a collection of three walnut, maple and sapele cabinets and a walnut and maple display table.