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Review from Woodcentral on HANDWORK

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 11:37am

I’m speechless, gob smacked, never saw it coming.  I’m honoured and humbled.


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Issue 2 release date

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 4:52am

HANDWORK Issue 2 will be available on Saturday August 19th.  There will be over 90 pages of quality reading materials, a little bit of everything and I also added an index page. I’ve been working on it for 18 hrs straight and by God I did it.  I nailed it. I hope you all like it.

I’m off to bed.

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Issue two update

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 6:22pm

I may have worded it wrong in my previous post concerning iTunes. Handwork won't be solely available on iTunes. I want to expand it to iTunes for people who use iPads. Handwork will continue to be in PDF format, and whilst many mac users don't know this, they can download any PDF file and then import it via iTunes. This PDF would be located in your iBooks under the PDF tab. You don't need to download any app for this.

Having it available on iTunes is a desire but nothing concrete. If I can't figure out how to make the layout compatible with iPads without having to resort to two different layouts I'm not going to do it.

I have enough on my plate as it is. So it's all in the wind for now.

I know I have bitten off more than I can chew, but I'm working on it and will succeed. I'm not going to let anyone down, I won't fail you.

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Issue II Coming Out Soon

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 10:12pm

You may be wondering or not why I’ve been so quiet lately.  Well, I’ve been very busy writing and compiling articles for the second Issue of HANDWORK.  With Issue 1 still being downloaded and I’ve stopped counting on the 7th thousandth download and not to mention all the positive emails I’ve received, I’m hoping the second Issue will be even better than the first.

I never thought in a million years I would take upon myself such a challenge.  I absolutely take my hat off to all the woodworking magazines out there who has been writing wonderful articles for decades.   There is so much behind the scenes work that goes into these magazines that it’s beyond anyone’s imagination.

I would like to thank in advance Matt McGrane for volunteering  as a contributing editor. If you see grammatical errors they are from me and not from Matt as I’m under time constraints to get this done as not all of the articles made their way to Matt.

I would also like to thank Greg Merritt a contributing author of two great articles.  The pressure was really on Greg when his computer froze and he lost all his work, but none the less he soldiered on and delivered.  Greg you’re not alone, the same thing happened to me a week earlier.  Bloody windows!

I also want to thank you, my readers for all your letters of support and compliments you’ve emailed me.  I’ll be including randomly some of them  in the magazine.

There’s still some further changes I would like to make and a lot of proofreading, photo editing, design layout but it will get done.  In the coming weeks or months I’m planning on having it itunes ready.  It’s a big learning curve for me but I believe in time HANDWORK will evolve to be bigger and better.

I’m hoping in the next week or two the latest to have it uploaded for you to download. So please spread the word and tell everyone about HANDWORK.

Matt how many errors have you picked up in this post? Be lenient I just finished a 14 hour shift.

Take care everyone. Cheers from down under!


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