I’ve been so wrapped up and concentrating the bulk of my attention to the shop transformation that I wrote about in my last blog that I totally spaced out sharing this exciting honor I recently received. Early in October I received an email from Joanna Werch Takes the editor of Woodworkers Journal. Kind of a long story but quite a few years before, a former editor of the Journal came to Las Vegas and interviewed a number of local woodworkers in their home shops for a possible article. That never materialized but Joanna apparently found his notes and decided to turn it into a story. Her first email caught me a bit off guard but I decided to respond which lead to a phone interview of about 40 minutes — very interesting experience!
During the course of the interview she asked permission to go through my blog and on line portfolio and did what I consider to be a wonderful job. She pulled pictures and a video that I feel illustrated my years of work. If you have the time and inclination I’d be honored for you, my blog readers to check it out. Here’s a LINK to that interview, I’m humbled but extremely happy to get the recognition.
Lastly, just want to share some good stuff about the shop and actually making sawdust and plane shavings. Current project is the combination assembly table and out feed for the tablesaw and then storage for all of those items we accumulate as woodworkers but don’t want to get rid of! The table is being made of 8/4 Pine and that Clear Kote Baltic Birch. That’s some nice stuff. I’ll leave you with a couple of pictures of actual woodwork!
Congratulations John! A much deserved honor. I look forward to hitting the link and seeing/hearing it first hand.