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With Woodworking in America breathing down our necks (we’re beginning to count it down in hours instead of days), we’re trying to get a workbench built, machines assembled, wood processed, questions answered and problems solved.

Of course, we also have to finish the December 2010 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine , the day job.

I’ve got a couple stories in the issue (at least at this point), including a short project piece on building a reproduction of a shopmade layout square that enraged my lust to the point where I might need counseling.

The original square came from that tool pusher of all things irresistible and amazing: Patrick Leach. Leach sends out a monthly free newsletter that is anything but free. Every edition is crammed with witty observances on tools, photos of stuff you never see and prices. One click (if you are fast enough) gets you tools of good taste and character.

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