The New Woodcraft Magazine is Here! (oh, and btw, I'm in it)

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Blog entry by Patrick Jaromin posted 09-21-2009 02:45 PM 2135 reads 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

On Friday afternoon I arrived home to find a package containing 10 freshly-printed copies of the Oct/Nov Woodcraft Magazine which includes the feature story on my shop!

It went something like this:

Navin R. Johnson: The new phone book’s here! The new phone book’s here!
Harry Hartounian: Boy, I wish I could get that excited about nothing.
Navin R. Johnson: Nothing? Are you kidding? Page 73 – Johnson, Navin R.! I’m somebody now! Millions of people look at this book everyday! This is the kind of spontaneous publicity – your name in print – that makes people. I’m in print! Things are going to start happening to me now.
[the Sniper points to Navin’s name in the phone book]
Sniper: Johnson, Navin R… sounds like a typical bastard.

I was especially happy to see this issue includes an article comparing the Saw Stop and new Delta Unisaw…should be a pretty popular issue.

UPDATE: I just realized that I forgot to mention something important—there’s a box at the end of the article with the contact information for editor Jim Harrold to tell him about how cool YOUR workshop is. If they like it, they just may do an article on your shop as well!!

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-- Patrick, Chicago, IL

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#1 posted 09-21-2009 03:14 PM


now… one what page are you in the phonebook again?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 09-21-2009 03:19 PM

Super! Now, if you want to keep the publicity rolling, you’ll have to do something else extraordinary… I suggest you give me your shop, and immediately start building a new one… :-)

-- -- Kevin in Mentor, Ohio

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#3 posted 09-21-2009 03:30 PM

I will be looking for it at Barnes & Noble right away. It is always exciting to get published!


-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#4 posted 09-21-2009 03:42 PM

That is awsome! Congratuations.

-- Watch live video from our shop.!current-projects/c3c1

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#5 posted 09-21-2009 03:59 PM

So now that your refer to as a “Good Neighbor” can I have my shop key made, good neighbor…LOL , looking forward to getting my copy autograph, congrats Pat and family …Blkcherry

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#6 posted 09-21-2009 04:08 PM

Congratulations, Patrick. I definately will have to get a copy.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 09-21-2009 05:19 PM

VERY VERY COOL! Another celebrity is among us! Are you giving out autographs?

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#8 posted 09-21-2009 07:11 PM

Congrats Patrick! I’ll be looking for you in the mag.

Way cool. :-)

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#9 posted 09-21-2009 07:56 PM

Will you still communicate with all of us little people?


Congrats. Last evening, I happened to have bought the new issues of Popular Woodworking, Wooodwork, American Woodworker, Woodworker’s Journal, and Woodsmith.

Notice anything missing? Figures :-)

I must really be excited about this hobby … cuz … I can’t read!!

-- -- Neil

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#10 posted 09-21-2009 11:23 PM

Thanks, all!

and to my “good neighbor” Wilson, didn’t I get you that key? Oops!

-- Patrick, Chicago, IL

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#11 posted 09-21-2009 11:40 PM

And we have another LJ celebrity. Onya Patrick.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#12 posted 09-22-2009 12:11 AM

I just realized that I forgot something to mention something—there’s a box at the end of the article with the contact information for editor Jim Harrold and tell him about how cool YOUR workshop is. If they like it, they just may do an article on your shop as well!!

It was an awesome experience and they even give you a $200 gift card to boot!

-- Patrick, Chicago, IL

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#13 posted 09-22-2009 06:14 AM

Congrats! That is great! They stopped sending the catalogue, I’m going to have to call them and get one.

-- Mike, VT

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#14 posted 10-12-2009 03:57 AM

The new Woodcraft is here, the new WoodCraft is here and Patrick you’re in it. I would recognixe that distinctive green ductwork overlying that tongue and groove paneling anywhere. Congratulations Pat you’re somebody now.

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#15 posted 10-15-2009 03:24 AM

Good news congrats

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