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Greetings Fellow Woodworkers,
As we look ahead to the brand new 12 months, I hope this letter finds you, your pals, and households nicely. The new 12 months could be an thrilling time, filled with anticipation for what the upcoming months maintain. Many individuals plan holidays, dwelling enchancment tasks, and even way of life adjustments. Some make resolutions and use the brand new 12 months as a brand new starting. For me, I prefer to look ahead to massive upcoming tasks and mirror upon what the previous 12 months has held and taught me.
At Popular Woodworking, we’ve had some large initiatives over this final 12 months, and the brand new 12 months will see a few of these plans come to fruition. We’re reinvesting in our digital providing — increasing on our already strong web site and placing focus into producing extra digital content material. It’s my plan that a big portion of that digital providing be new video content … an space that’s been missing the sources to construct upon over the previous couple of years.
From the journal standpoint, I’m placing collectively an inventory of contributing writers that I believe you’ll take pleasure in. While I’ll proceed to contribute a undertaking or method nearly each problem (similar to milling your personal lumber), I need to spotlight true masters of the craft. Some of the names I believe you’ll acknowledge from years previous. Others, it’s possible you’ll uncover for the primary time. Regardless, I believe you’ll take pleasure in studying their suggestions, strategies, and tasks.
As I’ve talked about earlier than, I need to hold driving content material again towards conventional instruments and strategies, as that’s my ardour. But this doesn’t imply all hand instruments, on a regular basis (although, I might love that). It simply means down-to-earth, high quality woodworking.
However, I acknowledge that there’s a big portion of you which might be within the newest, cutting-edge woodworking know-how. With that in thoughts, I’d like to ask these of you curious about CNC to keep watch over our web site. We’re seeking to begin providing bi-weekly weblog posts centered on CNC and digital woodworking. In addition, Chris Fitch (Popular Woodworking and Woodsmith journal’s know-how editor) has launched an on-going how-to collection on CNC fundamentals, that we’ve titled CNC Basecamp.
So, what are my large tasks and plans for this 12 months? Well, I’ve an extended checklist. But, on the high of it’s going to be constructing a brand new store that can grow to be the second dwelling for Popular Woodworking. This ground-up construct shall be a enjoyable expertise and I’m excited to convey everybody alongside for the journey. From planning the store format, utilities, mud assortment, and materials workflow, I believe there’s one thing that everybody can take away and apply to their very own outlets.
As we step into this new 12 months, I can’t assist however say that I’m excited. Excited to proceed sharing this craft all of us love with each one among you. My hope is that inside the pages of the journal, on the web site, or in a video, you’ll discover little gems of data. And you’ll take these little gems of data and produce them into your store and apply them to your woodworking. The tip, method, or undertaking could also be precisely what you had been on the lookout for. Or, it won’t work the way you wanted it too, and that’s okay as nicely — so long as you had enjoyable attempting it and discovered one thing.
Now after all, we do all of this for you. With that in thoughts, I’d love to listen to from you, and any suggestions you have got. Project concepts, suggestions on articles, questions or snippy remarks … my electronic mail is at all times open, and I promise to do my finest to learn and reply to each electronic mail I obtain.
I hope you had an incredible vacation season, and thanks for being right here.
Editor in Chief, Popular Woodworking
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