Welcome Gentles All
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Below is an advance of my editor's note from the May/June 2017 issue (which mails to subscribers April 12 and is on newsstands April 25).I want everyone (subscriber or no - but you really should subscribe!) to know that we welcome queries from any and all woodworkers, and that I'd love to see more diversity in our pages.
But it's a two-way street.I'm about to break a self-imposed rule about keeping 'politics' of any sort out of the magazine.Avert your eyes and turn the page now if that rankles.A recent social media post from Laura Mays, director of the fine woodworking program at the College of the Redwoods (which becomes the Krenov School on July 1), called attention to the lack of representation in woodworking magazines of people other than white men.
She is not wrong - in this and the other mass-market woodworking magazines, the majority of the articles are written by white men.I can speak only for myself of course, but I suspect at least most of today's woodworking editors would agree:We welcome queries from any excellent woodworker - women and men (cisgender, transgender, gay, straight, bi-sexual, asexual) of all ages, races, nationalities, religions and political persuasions....