So Long, and Thanks for all the Fish



I used to be cooking breakfast
for just a few buddies at my household’s home on Lake Barkley after I
obtained the decision providing me the web editor place for
Fashionable Woodworking Journal. I used to be past ecstatic.
My buddies wakened, we hugged lengthy sufficient to really feel uncomfortable
and celebrated that evening. After years of working exhausting and
dreaming, I lastly landed the job I used to be working for.

I’ve been rewriting this publish for just a few days as a result of it’s exhausting
for me to say. So I’m simply going to spit it out. I can be
leaving Fashionable Woodworking on January 20th
to grow to be the online editor of Kayak Angler Journal at
Speedy Media.

To start with, I simply need to clarify that I’m leaving by my
personal volition. I really like this job, this journal and the entire
individuals who work for it. There’s solely job one on the planet
(excluding shortstop for the Atlanta Braves) that would pull me
away from Fashionable Woodworking, and some weeks in the past I
was provided that job.

I learn Kayak Angler Journal religiously in school.
It was the journal that made me understand that should you labored
exhausting sufficient, and obtained a bit fortunate, you possibly can make a profession
out of writing about your passions. I used to be working in woodshops
to pay my payments and beloved woodworking so after I noticed the job
opening at Fashionable Woodworking, I believed it was too
good to be true.

Working right here has been a dream come true. I obtained to satisfy
a few of my woodworking heroes, I discovered one thing new each
day and I made buddies that I’ll preserve without end. I’m a
woodworker. That may by no means change. I’ll groan about my
shoddy furnishings till I’ve changed each piece with
one thing that I constructed, after which I’ll construct some extra.

There are such a lot of issues that I haven’t carried out but. My urge for food
for knockdown furnishings, due to Yoav
Liberman’s
class at Woodworking in America, hasn’t been
happy. My obsession with Japanese instruments and joinery will
by no means stop. And now I’ve to construct a home filled with staked
furnishings due to Christopher Schwarz’s
“The Anarchist’s Design Book.”
You haven’t seen the final of
me within the woodworking world. However my skilled life is
main me to the water.

Once I made it recognized on the workplace that I used to be leaving, and
the place I used to be going, David Thiel thought it applicable to play
the opening tune from the film adaptation of “The Hitchhiker’s
Information to the Galaxy.” I believe he was proper. So I’ll go away you
with this.

through GIPHY

 

— Jon
Russelburg


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