Note to self: Do not drink coffee whilst reading e-mail. A note this morning from Emily (you may remember her from the Norm Abram lookalike contest) made me spit coffee onto my keyboard. You’ll have to click through to see why (I just can’t bring myself to post a page from Maxim “above the fold”).
Here’s the (excerpted) caption from the magazine:
” A true master has zero tolerance for coarse, crude cuts made by inferior instruments….That’s why we’re enamored of the Wenzloff & Sons Disston Panel Saw, a fine crosscutting confection….Use it to fell your neighbor’s view-killing trees, and instead of taking offense, they may just compliment your strikingly beautiful instrument” (from the August 2010 issue of Maxim).
And here’s Emily’s note:
“Inquiring minds want to know…
– Do the Wenzloffs know about this?
– Why on earth would anyone use their beautiful crosscut panel saw to cut down a tree?
– What editor allowed them to use “perfectly ripped” as a tagline on a crosscut saw?
– What is wrong with that girl’s dangly arm? It looks like she’s suffered a stroke.
– On a related note, why didn’t they ask one of the Women of WIA to pose for this picture? (Editor’s note: No. Not gonna happen.)
P.S. I don’t subscribe to Maxim, I swear , I got it from a friend.
Mike Wenzloff, we’re waiting to hear from you!
Update: Kari Hultman (who, in addition to her woodworking and blogging excellence, is a talented graphic designer), just sent me this (here’s hoping Chris isn’t checking his blog from across the pond):
Here are some supplies and tools we find essential in our everyday work around the shop. We may receive a commission from sales referred by our links; however, we have carefully selected these products for their usefulness and quality.