The Woodworker, August 2016

Derek Lane's truck build

Derek Lane's truck build

Our cover star for the August issue is Derek Lane's Mercedes truck build, which he added a few modifications to in order to add a personal flourish. Made for his grandchildren, the toy truck features a beaver tail and measures 305mm long x 114mm wide x 150mm high. In terms of other projects, we also have Tony 'Bodger' Scott's secret catch, as he shows how to make a hidden lock for any box; and in 'back to school' Ray Harding shares a trinket box design from one of his school woodworking lessons.

The Editor's wardrobe build, drawn out using SketchUp

The Editor's wardrobe build, drawn out using SketchUp

In our techniques section, Dave Roberts explains shows that converting logs and large sections of timber into boards requires just a few simple techniques - and a willing bandsaw; Stephen Simmons advises to expect the unexpected when judging job length; Mike Jordan takes us through the steps for building traditional sash windows; and the Editor starts work on a simple fitted wardrobe and looks for the easiest ways to achieve a professional result.

Ian Wilkie's turned bud vases

Ian Wilkie's turned bud vases

In turning, Ian Wilkie kicks off with a range of different bud vase designs, using various different woods and plastic inserts; Bob Chapman makes use of some cut-price glass domes and decides to turn a cake stand, which could also double up as a cheese dome if you prefer; and if you fancy a change from turning timber, Sarah Thirwell's article on using laminated paper and cork to turn boxes could well give you some new and innovative ideas.

This month's archive resource is from October 1952

This month's archive resource is from October 1952

In this month's archive resource we look at decorative veneering, specifically cross or edgebanding; in 'Timeslip' Peter Baker discusses his cabinetmaking career at the busy Harris Lebus factory back in the 1950s; and we also have all your usual favourites, including 'Any other Business', timber directory and readers' letters.

The Editor on site putting the Clarke IG2000 2KW inverter generator through its paces

The Editor on site putting the Clarke IG2000 2KW inverter generator through its paces

We also have tests from Andy King, Andy Standing and Mark Cass, who look at a variety of woodworking kit, including the Clarke IG2000 2KW inverter generator, the Charnwood W325 heavy-duty mortiser and the new range of Draper Venom hand saws.

All this and much more in the August issue of The Woodworker, which is now on sale!