Although it may have been a poorly kept “secret,” I am so happy to announce to the eZine readership that our own contributing editor, Michael Dresdner, has signed on as my new electronic editorial partner in crime. Michael will be working closely with Joanna Takes and me to bring you the best woodworking information to be found anywhere on the web. And even though Michael certainly needs no introduction – when has that ever stopped me?
Michael has been writing for the Woodworker’s Journal print magazine for 6 or 7 years now, and about woodworking and finishing for over 20 years. (First at Fine Woodworking, then at American Woodworker and finally at WJ magazine while writing books for Taunton Press.) He is a crackerjack woodworker, the ultimate finishing expert and a wonderful writer … and I also consider him to be a friend.
What makes Michael an even better fit for the eZine is the fact that he understood the value of the web and embraced the online woodworking community from the very beginning. In addition, he was one of the earliest and most ardent supporters of the eZine, whose encouragement helped to keep it going through our uneven early years.
So, welcome home, buddy, and as that little French guy in Casablanca said, “I have a feeling that this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship”! (Except that this is not the beginning of our friendship and I am neither little nor French … but you get the idea.)
– Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal