Clint Rose’s handmade wooden bevel gauge
We’re pleased to announce that our September issue is now on sale, so if you don’t already subscribe, then be sure to head down to your nearest retailer and get your hands on this feature-packed edition. So what can you expect to see this month? Well, in projects & turning, Shaun Newman further explains the steps required for making an early Viennese guitar in the style of Johann Georg Staufer; Andrew Hall uses his turning expertise to make a matching pair of Victorian sconces; Colin Simpson turns a small bowl and deliberately cuts it in half, which proves to be a great method for ‘saving’ split bowls; Clint Rose of Timber Anew makes a wooden bevel gauge to inspire others to try their hand at woodworking; Phil Davy adapts and roofs his wheelie bin store and last but not least, taking a break from turning the usual round objects, Les Thorne creates a rectangular bowl in ash with a circular bottom, which he then airbrushes to add a touch of colour.
John Bullar and a set of seats cut as a batch on the bandsaw
In our technical section, in the final article of this series on furniture making, John Bullar looks at some of the techniques used for building chairs; in the next of his ‘Home Truths’ articles, Edward Hopkins invites himself to dinner; Dave Roberts meet Barbara Haddrill who explains that horse-logging has an important place in modern woodland management; and as Peter Bishop demonstrates, setting up a workshop and buying the necessary kit involves a lot of thought and time, but, importantly, it doesn’t have to cost the earth.
Group carving a large panel at the 2018 World Wood Day event in Siam Reap, Cambodia
We also have some enlightening and inspirational features for you to enjoy, starting with Mark Griffiths’ story of his recent visit to the 2018 World Wood Day event in Siam Reap, Cambodia; in ‘Archive’ Robin Gates feasts his eyes on a dining accessory from the October 1901 launch issue of The Woodworker; we then step inside the workshop of Dorset-based furniture designer and maker, Alice Blogg, before Mental health speaker and keen woodworker Lee Rowland discusses the importance of communication and understanding when it comes to talking about this difficult subject.
Wrapping the belt around the drum on the JET JWDS 1632 drum sander is a cinch
Moving on to our ‘on test’ section, join Phil Davy as he puts the JET JWDS 1632 drum sander through its paces - a trade-rated machine that is capable of producing precision results. Next up, Ian Wilkie looks at the EYE-LIGHT PRO 10W rechargeable floodlight, which he finds to be very handy given its cordless nature, and find out why Edward Hopkins is a big fan of the Dowelmax 45° mitre bracket - another handy accessory from the Dowelmax range.
And if that’s not enough, we have a great competition from Dickies Workwear, which gives 10 lucky readers the chance to win a pair of their brand-new Elora women’s safety trainers - worth £70 per pair. You’ll also be pleased to hear that there’s still time to get your hands on a magnificent Veritas low-angle jack plane, worth over £250, so be sure to email in your top workshop hint or tip, together with a couple of illustrative photos. You can also find your usual favourite pages, including news and courses, welcome, marketplace, next month and letters. All this and much more in the September edition of The Woodworker incorporating Good Woodworking, which is now on sale!
Tegan Foley, Editor
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