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In the April 2012 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine, I included an (obscure) visual jape (though I’m likely the only one who finds it amusing). The first person to correctly identify said tomfoolery and post a comment about it below wins a copy of the Woodworking Magazine 1-16 CD (which includes all the issues we published of WM, in searchable, printable PDF format). That CD is now a collector’s item…we’re sold out in the store (though we still have available the handsome hardcover collection).

Happy Hunting!

— Megan Fitzpatrick

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  • powderhound

    As well, you mention “five easy pieces” while there are in fact six. Hmm, should there be a hyphen in anal retentive?

  • Bear

    I guess I’m a little late, but I thought it was the blood stains on the worksheet in Robert Lang’s article on making cut lists. Hamlet and glass bottles with poison is a little deep for this wood butcher…..
    A friend of mine says, and I don’t necessarily subscribe to this theory; “It’s not real woodworking unless there is blood involved”.

  • orn1944

    I’ve never seen Moxon Vises breed like rabbits. LOL

  • aloechler

    So you have an inside joke with yourself. Thats creepy.

  • jvj2737

    I saw the shim material taped to the incorrect side of the stock on page 25, photo 2 and just thought someone was playing a joke. Maybe I was correct.

  • DozersWorkshop

    Well the obscure reference on the front cover to “Safe and Clean” Green Strippers (sounds like an St. Patricks Day advertising slogan for the local Gentleman’s Club)was funny enough. Maybe I will mature someday, but that may not be too likely. :^}

  • Dave Ring

    Also, the three glass bottles on the ICDT shelves recall the glass bottles in Matthew Teague’s elegant Krenovian display cabinet featured on the cover.

  • Jonathan Szczepanski

    Nice Megan! As I tell my family “as long as I’m laughing…”



  • tsangell

    Matthew Teague built a much nicer cabinet for holding his empty glassware, but yours is nice, too.

  • AMarshall

    I notice that the copy of Hamlet is shelved upside down. Isn’t there a part of the play after he sees the ghost and goes mad where he reads a book upside down? I think he may also play the “opposite day” game and be constantly misinterpreted.

  • John Griffin-Wiesner

    The roofing nails in the photo on p23 are positioned to (loosely) form the letters LAP and also two dividers – a shout out to Lost Art Press.

  • Jason

    The Duke of Urbino was killed by his barber who rubbed a poison lotion on his ears, and served as inspiration for Willie S. when writing Hamlet.

    Frostilla is a lotion.

  • theodorescott

    My guess is that you are referring to the shelves in the I Can Do That article. On the shelves is a copy of Hamlet, along with several glass bottles. Poison plays a large role in that play, so I think the glass bottles are supposed be a nod to that.

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