Great Summer Reading
Most of you know that putting out the eZine is just part of my job. I am also the editor of the Woodworker’s Journal print magazine. Our July/August issue has just arrived on the newsstand (all of you subscribers — thank you so much — have yours in hand already), and I want to take this opportunity to recommend it to you. While it’s my belief that the whole issue is a strong one (I’m a bit prejudiced, I’ll admit), there are two projects that I really want to draw your attention to. The Arts and Crafts wine cabinet is a fine piece of work and would be equally useful as a dining room “hutch” (as we say here in the Midwest). And Bill Hylton’s computer desk should be of significant interest to all the technological sophisticates in the eZine audience. It combines a solid woodworking project with a bunch of cool gizmos to help organize your computer work area.
So, if you don’t have a copy, be sure to pick one up: it will make for some great summer reading.
— Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal
Peter Ribotto keeps busy. His work is in demand by homeowners and architects throughout the Twin Cities of Minnesota. Pretty good for a guy who describes himself as a self-taught woodworker.
Woodworkers love their routers. This is not news to Rockler Woodworking and Hardware. In fact, it’s the reason they came up with RouterMania.com, their newest online catalog.
I have a wood armchair, which was previously repaired, but not well. I would like to take the chair apart at the glued junctures and repair it properly. What is the best way to dissolve the old glue?
I am a novice at woodworking. I have a table saw, a table router, and a cordless drill. What exactly does a jointer add to a shop? I have not even settled on what projects I wish to do.
I recently saw an episode of a nationally televised woodworking show in which the host said lumber should be treated with pesticide before being placed in storage.
I’m building a Shaker-style crossbuck table out of cherry. On the top surface of the table there are several pin knotholes of 1/16″ diameter or less. What is the best way to fill these holes?