Good Woodworking cover image for issue 298Welcome…

Hello! I want to take this opportunity to urge all young woodworkers reading this to click here and if you haven’t already, apply to be in with a chance of winning the fantastic prize being given away by David Savage. The competition is drawing to a close and a plethora of amazing prizes are sitting there, just waiting to be grabbed. So, please, if you ARE a young woodworker, or indeed know someone who is, then get them to apply! This prize could change someone’s life and shape the future of woodworking, so no pressure!
So, what’s inside GW298? Well, I had the pleasure of speaking to a prestigious furniture maker this month, Craig Thibodeau, whose pieces feature the most exquisite marquetry designs. In fact, I loved them so much that I begged Craig to share his trade secrets with us. We also talk restoration and the signs to look out for, before Michael Huntley demystifies surface coatings.
Our first project is a simple but effective coffee table, followed by a lovingly-made high-chair, before Les Thorne squares up with an American cherry bowl blank. In ‘Home Truths’, Edward Hopkins talks sheds, but not before we bring you a bit of hand tool revivalism as Dave Roberts reports from David Savage’s Rowden Workshop. Next, Phil Davy tackles an awkward display shelving commission and Barrie Scott tells us more about the art of preserving French antique woodwork.
And last but not least, Andy King puts the latest kit through its pages, including Triton’s T12OT oscillating multi-tool and if you’re looking for a powerful planer, then why not take a look at the Milwaukee M18 BP? Enjoy!