I’ve never fully understood how the U.S. Postal Service works , beyond the fact that you put an envelope in a slot here and it arrives somewhere else. This week, I don’t expect any enlightenment on that mystery.
The Spring 2008 issue of Woodworking Magazine mailed out from St. Cloud, Minn., on March 17. I received my copy at my Kentucky home on Monday. Readers in New Mexico and Virginia have also gotten it, but readers in Indiana (and Australia) have not.
So the bottom line is that the magazine is still in transit to places both near and far. We’re grateful for your patience with our first issue; I think you’ll find it worth the wait. And if there turns out to be a problem with your subscription in the end, we’ll definitely make it right.
To that end, I spent this morning enhancing one of the articles in the Spring 2008 Issue called “Understanding Western Backsaws.” I converted it to a pdf and added some bookmarks and interesting external links to the story.
So to tide you over until your copy arrives in the mail, please click the link below to download the article.
Also, here is the publication schedule for the rest of 2008. After shifting around some dates, our manufacturing department has now cast these in stone (as opposed to Jell-O).
Summer 2008 issue: Starts mailing to subscribers the week of May 5.
Fall 2008 issue: Starts mailing to subscribers the week of July 14.
Winter 2008 issue: Starts mailing to subscribers the week of Nov. 24.
Christopher Schwarz, editor