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So today I get a copy of the WoodWorker’s Book Club bulletin and it lists the “Top 50 Member Favorites.” I eagerly flipped through to see if my book on workbenches made the list.

It did. It was No. 30.

I was quite pleased by this bit of news. It was good to be on the same list as Taunton’s “Complete Illustrated Guides” (at No. 1), Kerry Pierce’s “Pleasant Hill Shaker Furniture” (No. 2) and Jim Tolpin’s “Measure Twice, Cut Once” (No. 3, and one of my favorite woodworking books).

But my moment of glee was quickly flung into the dirty litterbox when I saw what aced me out at No 28: “Black & Decker’s 24 Weekend Projects for Pets.”  

That put my tail between my legs. Time to go home and start writing that birdhouse book I’ve had on the back burner.


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