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The World of Woodworking is closer than you expect!

One of the best parts of my blog is the group of followers that read and comment. They provide laughter, criticism, advice and  links to projects yet to be built. I have a group of bloggers that I interact with regularly, and may others that stop in occasionally.  I’m not sure how many followers I have, but I am much more aware of the many countries they come from. Finally after a year of watching I have reached South America with someone from Chile and Columbia reading. As I look at the countries around the world I often wonder about the wood that these readers are using, the different styles they encounter and tools and techniques they use. Sadly many of the readers from countries outside of the United States have not “Followed my Blog” so I am unable to see if they have a blog of their own.


A couple of days ago an email notified me of a new follower to my blog.  Looking at the email I could see they had a blog of their own and although it was in German I took a look. Pictures of stacks of lumber, beautiful hand made planes and  cabinets danced across my screen. The year of German that I struggled through in school was of no use and I wistfully looked at the page seeking to understand what was written. Then it suddenly dawned on me that I could grab the words and using Google Translate read what the blogger had written.  A few clicks and suddenly German became English and I was thrilled. I immediately showed the blog to my 12 year old daughter and how Google Translate worked. She smiled pointed to her Ipad and said “yeah, works great, I’ve had it for a while.”

Here’s to my latest follower slowwood.wordpress.com. Volker has a great blog with wonderful pictures and a great writing style. I hope you will take the time to follow along.

For myself and all of the other woodworking bloggers, if you are reading a blog and have one of your own, please Follow or send a Like. I would love to see what is going on in woodworking around the world, and if it’s not in English don’t worry, I’ll take the time to read it in Google Translate.

  1. December 29, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    Hi woodworker, I just take a look at my blog and am shocked by the many visitors from all over the world.
    USA 23
    Portugal 5
    Georgia 5
    United Kingdom 3
    Canada 2
    Hungary 2
    New Zealand 2

    I wondered why? I blog only for 5 weeks and now this!
    The “guilty” I have now found. Thank you!
    I have installed a link to your site in my blog. I hope you agree

    Dusty Greetings from my workshop

  2. December 30, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Thanks for the info regarding the Google Translate. This morning I too received notice that Slowwood is now following me too. Even though I’m originally from Holland, coming here in ’56 I’ve lost the language which is similar to German.

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