Back in February of 2000 … the Paleozoic corollary of Internet ages … an odd little online newsletter was launched. The Woodworker’s Journal eZine started up with high aspirations but with no guarantee of success. And that is where you all came in. Your support not only grew the eZine, but has kept our online effort going for 500 issues — a pretty amazing milestone!
As a name, the “eZine” was super cool in 2000, but now it is a bit old-fashioned. For that reason, we are taking the occasion of our 500th issue to change our name. You will get the same great information as you see here, with a more 21st century name. For a short review of our history here on the eZine (now known as Weekly!), check out our Industry Interview. You will be familiar with the person being interviewed …
So thank you again for your years of support. I imagine that there may still be folks with us from that long-ago era.
Now, let’s get started on the next 500 issues!
Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal
P.S. Rockler Woodworking and Hardware is offering a series of fun Make & Take classes in October. If you’d like to introduce a friend to woodworking … these events are a great opportunity.
Begun as an innovative biweekly online woodworking newsletter in 2000, the eZine celebrates 17 years and 500 issues. Publisher Rob Johnstone recalls some highlights.
You can easily cut perfect circles for your next woodworking project, using a router attached to a circle cutting jig.
Enhanced indexing feature and three sizes of interchangeable bushing blocks enable this doweling jig to drill one or multiple rows of dowel holes easily.
Build a Bluetooth-compatible 2.5-amp wireless speaker using this kit’s components plus the wooden housing of your choice.
If a maple countertop is finished with walnut oil on top, what should be used on the bottom face that won’t be accessible?
This reader wanted to add on to his motor home’s furniture, so he built this small birch wood table with a finish to match the rest of the furnishings.
Readers tell about their experiences with nuts and nut woods, plus share additional suggestions for fixing a corner shelf and using a doweling jig.