Issue 778

Issue 778

Salt Lake City Here I Come!

Rob Johnstone staff photo

This Saturday, I will be at the grand opening of a new Rockler Woodworking and Hardware store in Taylorsville, Utah. (I’m told it is just outside of Salt Lake City.) I’ve been in Utah for about 30 minutes total so far in my life, so this is going to be a big upgrade. As a young man, I loved Western-themed books, so I have read extensively about Utah. But I’m guessing they no longer ride horses around the town. (Sad for me, I would look great on a horse.)

When I am doing demonstrations at these grand opening events, I get to hang out with woodworkers, and I love it. I am certain I learn much more from them than they learn from me. I can’t wait to saddle up and head out!

Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal

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Using tape as a table saw guide
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