Hello from Tegan
Thursday, October 13, 2011
I know this is slightly overdue, but welcome to the new look Woodworkers Institute website. I hope you like what we’ve done? If you have any comments, questions, etc. then do feel free to get in touch with me. I’m very much enjoying being web editor, alongside being deputy editor on Woodturning magazine.
So, Mark is in the workshop today working ob the next woodturning projects for Woodworking Plans & Projects magazine. As well as doing this, he is also helping to install a new dust extraction system which will make sure that the studio and workshop is dust free and a safe place for all the editors to work.
We’ve just started working on issue 235 and we’ve got some great projects, features and technique articles lined up for you. I’m particularly looking forward to working with Kurt Hertzog on his pen technique article that specifically looks at 20 ways to make better pens. Paul Hannaby shows you how to make your own vacuum chucking system and we have Australian woodturner Andrew Potocnik back on board.
I"ve been really busy researching different makers for our "Maker of the Week" feature. I hope you are all enjoying this? I wanted to contact people who not only work in wood, but a variety of mediums including glass, ceramics, fibre, alabaster, weaving and paper, to name just a few. I"ve had a fantastic response and have included the work of makers such as Eric Serritella, Jennifer Falck Linssen and Tania Radda. If you have any suggestions for people who should be featured, then just get in touch.
Our aim is to make the Woodworkers Institute as inspirational as possible, and we hope to bring you lots more unique content and features, which is not featured in the magazine.
Thank you for all your support and I hope you continue to enjoy the magazine and the website.
All the best,