Time to Get Serious
Thank you to all the folks who responded to our April foolishness. We enjoy it here more than we should — and kudos to my staff for their creativity and for being good sports.
So now it is time to get back to business; you know — get serious, buckle down … put my nose to the grindstone (Ouch, whoever thought that was a good idea?) and return to the topic that unites us all: woodworking.
OK, truth be known, I am not a super serious person most of the time. And, while I love woodworking, I have learned not to take my attempts at the craft too seriously. In fact, I think that for those of us who are not making a living in the woodshop, one of the blessings of the avocation is that it can take us away from the cares of the world, and offer us a window of peace. (Except when you are sanding, of course … no one likes sanding.)
So let’s get serious about enjoying some woodworking, in the most blissful way possible.
Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal
Want to learn some new skills, meet other woodworkers and go home with a custom project you’ve made yourself?
What should you do with your old power tool batteries? Recycling a power tool battery is easier than you might think.
These four new bit holders are stronger and have better features to suit the needs of today’s impact tools.
DeWALT’s new higher capacity DCB609 FLEXVOLT 9.0 Ah Battery brings more run time to 20V, 60V and 120V MAX* cordless tools.
What is the best choice of finish for my softwood workbench’s top?
This reader attempts to create a piece of modern furniture to match the look of a depression-era church.
Readers react to the annual April Fools edition of the Woodworker’s Journal eZine.