Issue 683

Issue 683

On the Lake

As you read this missive, I will be in a secret location in northern Minnesota fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass. The same crew will be with me that have haunted these waters for the last 20 years. We were hard-charging fishermen back in the early days. Up early and fishing late, rain or shine. These days, I am as much about lunch as catching the fish, although the super fresh, deep-fried fare is one of life’s true pleasures. It’s good for my soul if not for my waistline.

Next week I will be back in the saddle, making sawdust and cluttering up the shop. But for now, I’m on the lake.

Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal

Are Carbide Insert Tools Right for You?

Ernie Conover gives a detailed overview of carbide insert turning tools and how they compare to more traditional turning tools. Then, he pits the tools against each other to see how each performs in common woodturning tasks. How do they compare and which types of tools are right for you? Ernie explains in this video.

“Space to Learn” Desks Build Community

Desks built for charity in Minnesota

Woodworker’s Journal staffer Colleen Carey joins in the fun to help Minnesota distance learners.

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