I started chatting on the internet many, many years ago and I remember a friend saying that we were pioneers, testing the waters for what we now call "social media".
Over the years, as I have participated and, also, sat back and watched, I have realized that we all use the internet in different ways and have different goals for when we sit in front of the computer screen, or hold that smart phone in front of us.
Some internet users are like those shoppers who know exactly what they want and where it is and are in and out before you can say "woodworkingweb.com". Others are there for the social experience, sharing stories with others, while others, with the same goal, do more reading than typing. And, still yet, others are there to learn, to research, wanting information and "how to's".
This same diversity is part of our WoodworkingWeb.com and it not only becomes who we are but it also guides us, the team, and which supports we provide for the community.
So... what is your goal(s) for joining our woodworking community?
A. to showcase your work
B. to learn new skills
C. to share woodworking stories
D. to see what others are doing
E. to connect with other woodworkers
F. other (let us know your goal!)
For me, my main goal is to help others achieve A,B,C,D,E,F!
Regardless of your goals and how you use Woodworking.Community, we are glad to see you here!
Our cover, this month, features "Birds and Bees, A Reversible Marquetry Box", by shipwright, who also happens to be our Summer Awards winner!
Shipwright writes the following about his Birds and Bees box: "This box is a prototype that I made to find where the problems would be in taking my previous reversible boxes to the next level. The plan is to eliminate the edge of the lid which, if square, is seen in both configurations. The solution seems to be to make the edge a point allowing opposite colours on the two versions to be continuous with the sides. Lets just say …. I learned a lot. It isn’t as easy as it looks on paper."