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Good Woodworking goes traditional this month with a pair of profile features by busy GetWoodworking.com Web Editor Ben Plewes. He’s journeyed up to Lincolnshire to meet Richard Maguire, the hand tool devotee who manages to keep up with the pace of power tools to make some of the finest workbenches and furniture you’ll ever see. While in Lincolnshire, he also met the Iles brothers to learn about the legacy of Ashley Iles, their Sheffield toolmaking father, and the tool company of the same name.
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Also inside…
Benchmark of quality
Richard Maguire moved from site work to fine furniture and traditional workbenches
Tools to remember
Ashley Iles has shunned modern technology and yet continues to prosper – Ben Plewes reports a classic success story
Recycled materials – turned lamps
Walnut dining chairs – sculpture to sit on
Mantelpiece clocks: with free plans!
Summerhouse make-over in Around the House
Ledge and brace door
Journeyman: Mike Riley de-clutters his tool kit – quite a task!
Where to start a tenon cut? Jeff Gorman investigates
Stephen Simmons draws up a convincing defence of varnish practice
Notes from a small workshop benefits from some design-as-you-go sense
Lamello biscuit connectors
Makita BHP 343 combi’ drill
Starrett jigsaw blades
Stanley Premium 60 1/2 plane
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