Jory Brigham’s ‘Mackenrow’ table tennis table design forms this month’s ‘Centrefold’ and Jory is also our September cover star

Jory Brigham’s ‘Mackenrow’ table tennis table design forms this month’s ‘Centrefold’ and Jory is also our September cover star

The September issue is packed full of exciting content and all manner of projects for you to enjoy and make. We also have a fantastic competition for you to enter from Felder and some amazing prizes up for grabs, so don’t miss out!

Dustin Van den Abeele’s heart-shaped chairs and table are very easy to make and look fantastic

Dustin Van den Abeele’s heart-shaped chairs and table are very easy to make and look fantastic

Still holding on to the notion of summer, we have some great outdoor builds to inspire you, including Andy King’s purpose-made planter, which can be painted to add a touch of colour to any garden; Edward Hopkins’ garden chair, which will perfectly complement any outdoor space; and Dustin Van den Abeele’s heart-shaped chairs and table, which will certainly be adored by youngsters.

If you like to make your own tools, then check out Andy Brough’s article on making your own DIY circular saw, or if turning is your thing, then Les Thorne’s ‘burry nice vases’ will surely whet your appetite for raiding your timber pile!

Peter Bishop’s brand-new power tool series kicks off with powered saws

Peter Bishop’s brand-new power tool series kicks off with powered saws

We also have two brand-new technical series for you from Peter Bishop and Dennis Keeling. In his ‘beginners’ guide to power tools’ series, Peter kicks off by exploring powered saws and offers some great tips on getting the best from them, and Dennis’ CNC routing series takes you through the steps for making your very own step-stool using this fascinating piece of kit. NEJ Stevenson also open their doors and share some trade secrets with us as Neil Stevenson discusses one of their recent commissions and also gives some great tips on which woods to use and when.

Just one of Eric Simonds’ wacky bird box designs, which are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face!

Just one of Eric Simonds’ wacky bird box designs, which are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face!

Our cover star this month is Jory Brigham, who’s superb ‘Mackenrow’ table tennis table forms our ‘Centrefold’. Made using black walnut and brass inlay, this design harks back to a ‘70s aesthetic and is sure to stand out in any games room, and if you’re a fan of wacky designs and thinking outside the box, then you’ll love Eric Simonds’ fantastic bird boxes, which are sure to put a smile on your face and brighten your day.

Toolovation’s Cut & Peel tool foam allows you to make custom storage for your hand tools

Toolovation’s Cut & Peel tool foam allows you to make custom storage for your hand tools

In ‘Kit & Tools’, Andy King awards Toolovation’s Cut & Peel tool foam the full five stars,  badges Axminster’s BS11-INV bandsaw a real bench top beauty, looks at General Finishes Pearl effects and Extender, which he also uses to paint his planter project, before looking at the Kreg Foreman, which guarantees perfect pocket-holes every time.

All this and much more in GW309, which hits the shelves on 19 August.

Enjoy!

Tegan Foley, Editor