Tuesday, July 8, 2008

ShopNotes Hits 100

Well, here's something cool to start off with. It's coincidental that it's happening now, but convenient for my purposes: The 100th issue of ShopNotes magazine. I was here at August Home Publishing when the first issue was published 16 or 17 years ago. The featured project in issue No. 1 was a router table. It's a terrific design (and you can still buy/download a copy for PlansNOW.com), but everything can be improved, and the router table is no exception. Hence the new router table.
The magazine itself has evolved in lots of ways, but it's stayed the same in the important ways: it's very readable, very friendly, the drawings and photography are first rate, and the ideas just keep on comin'.
Now it's not a magazine for everyone, and that's one of the good things about it. It's for serious home woodworkers. Guys with a shop, tools, and experience. This magazine will take you to the next level. Issue 100 is on the newsstand. Or check it out online.

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