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COLLECTED WISDOM
Boxmaking special: We’ve plundered the Good Woodworking archive to bring you our comprehensive boxmaking special, which includes everything you need to know to kick start your career as a boxmaker. The special caters for woodworkers of all skill levels, taking you from the most basic mitred box to advanced idiosyncratic masterpieces that would be suitable as gifts at the royal wedding! Inside you’ll find a guide to the fundamentals of boxmaking, three approaches to making boxes, and finally, three projects with which to challenge yourself to make something of which you can be proud. Oh, and to help you along your way, we’ve included full-size pullout plans. Exciting stuff, no?

PROJECTS
Pyramid scheme: Our Weekender project this month is Peter Benson’s simple, but functional triangular plant stand

Three-piece shoot: Continuing in the vein of simple but useful, Phil Davy’s shooting board will serve you well for years to come

PEOPLE & PLACES
Talking Tools: There’s a new hand tool event on the scene, and according to Andy King it’s a bloomin’ good one

When the wind blows: Consider the organ, that most complex and advanced of instruments. Renaissance man, Michael Young restores them for a living, and so has to every day. We see what he can teach a woodworker

TECHNIQUES
Don’t overdo it: Less is often more when it comes to restoration, argues Stephen Simmons

Spindle doctor
: Les Thorne dons his white coat and stethoscope, promising to diagnose and treat your turning related ailments

TOOLS ON TEST
- Magnet Source magnetiser
- Bosch GSR MX2 Drive
- Worx H3 rotary hammer drill
- Record SM100 spindle moulder
- Axminster AW16BMST2 mortiser
- Group test: three new routers
 
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