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Limericks for Popular Woodworking

There have been a lot of editorial staff changes over at Popular Woodworking Magazine lately. Glen Huey is transitioning from Senior Editor to contributing editor. Chris Schwarz is leaving his role as Editor to pursue woodworking and his publishing company Lost Art Press.

These are all big changes at my favorite woodworking magazine. In this modern age of digital publications choking out traditional magazine and newspapers, Popular Woodworking has thrived.

Despite these changes, I’m confident that Popular Woodworking will continue to thrive. Although the roles and titles are changing all three will still be involved with making Popular Woodworking and Woodworking in America conference great. All these changes seem to be on good terms, and the magazine is healthy from a business perspective.

Megan posted a T. S. Eliot poem as a comment  to Chris’ Lost Art Press blog:

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.”

~ T.S. Eliot

Chris however wanted something more salty:

Unless it begins:

“There once was a whore from Nantucket…”

It ain’t poetry.

So, if it’s salty limericks he wants, let’s give it to him. Post your woodworking related limerick in the comments.

A jointer down in ol’ Kentuck
Threw down his pen, and exclaimed “oh f-ck!”
Tom the plane-maker said,
“build ’til you’re dead!”
So he loaded his tools in his truck


A bodger from fair Tennessee
Worried his skills were too rusty
He closed down his Mac book
picked up an old French book
And discovered they were still trusty

Thanks Steve, Glen, Chris, and all everyone else at Popular Woodworking for great contributions to the craft.