Issue 85

Issue 85

Thanks for the Feedback

Rob-Portrait351Last Zine I asked for feedback relative to how we at the Journal have been doing. I got some great responses, mostly positive, but a few negative. Let me assure all of you that much time was spent reviewing your comments. You are the folks I need to please, and I take that responsibility very seriously. I must say that there were some wonderful compliments offered, and to those folks I say thank you very much. There were also critiques … one fellow mentioned that my short eZine editorials were pretty much “substance free” (I checked … he was not one of my relatives). With that in mind, next eZine will feature my seven point plan to fix Social Security and balance the budget. Another suggestion was to add a “pro-shop” column: a page that deals with the challenges of the small-shop professional. I like the idea and will be looking into it.

All in all, the responses were just the medicine that we need here at the Journal to keep moving forward. Thanks to all who took the time to comment.


– Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal

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Q & A

  • Attaching a Mantel

    I have been asked to mount a mantle on a rough fieldstone fireplace. There is no obvious place to fasten it. The shelf will have two right angle brackets set to keep it from tilting down. Any better ideas?

  • Stuck Latch Pin Handle

    More recent radial arm saws have additional locking mechanisms, but they are fairly obvious. Sears has not been of any help so far. Any suggestions?

  • Typewriter Ribbon Water Stain

    I’ve noticed that certain “stains” penetrate deeper, e.g., a rusty water stain. Any idea why these stains penetrate deeper than solvent or other waterbased stains?

  • Wood Losing Color

    The ever-present “Sunlight is making my wood lose it’s color!” complaint is addressed here by Michael Dresdner, with some new concepts and ideas to consider.

Industry Interviews

Today's Woodworker

What's In Store

  • Students of the Wood

    Whether you’re thinking about what you’d like to give or to get, the book “Fresh Wood” is designed to appeal to you – and to your sense of responsibility for passing on the tradition of woodworking to the next generation.