The Woodworker June 2018

Peter Bisop’s ‘heirloom’ country chair restoration
Peter Bisop’s ‘heirloom’ country chair restoration

What better way than to inspire you to get out and into your workshops than our June issue, which contains a whole host of exciting content, as well as a great competition from Triton Tools, giving you the chance to win 1 of 5 of their fantastic five-piece chisel sets, as tested by the Editor in this issue.
We’re pleased to welcome back WW regular Robin Gates, who this month demonstrates some of the wooden planes that were everyday tools of the trade but are rarely seen in action today, followed by John Greeves’ article on the intricacies of making a traditional handcrafted ‘Royal Sussex Trug’ - as featured on our front cover. Next, Peter Bishop puts his restoration hat on yet again as he sets about transforming a rather worn out traditional, country armchair, before Phil Davy shares a project that will give you somewhere to house an ever-increasing hoard of keys. Ian Wilkie also comes up with three different designs for wooden wind spinners, all of which will look great hanging in the garden, before we ask the question of which is better: separate machinery or universals? And on this month’s back page, Robin Gates sees green woodwork as the antidote to the electronic age.

Jem augering out the bore on his flute
Jem augering out the bore on his flute

In turning, Colin Simpson gives a brief introduction to the topic of thread chasing and explains that like everything in woodturning, it requires practice, plus we also have a special feature from Chris Tribe, who adds another string to his bow by going to West Dean College to learn how to turn his very own wind instrument.

The Makita 10.8V 2.0Ah impact driver is light in the hand
The Makita 10.8V 2.0Ah impact driver is light in the hand

In this month’s ‘kit & tools’, the Editor takes a closer look at the Triton five-piece chisel set, which features mid-range steel blades and will prove handy for use on site or for general woodworking tasks, before trying out the impressive but small Makita 10.8V 2.0Ah combi drill and impact driver. Next, Andy King puts the Axminster Trade Series Precision Pro lathe through its paces, and finds it ideal for serious pen turning and small project making, and he awards the iVAC 13A Switch Box the full five stars, concluding that it’s a great little gadget for the workshop.

Roy Kitcher shows us around his workshop
Roy Kitcher shows us around his workshop

In terms of your usual favourite pages, in this month’s ‘Archive’, an instructional piece from the Woodworker of June 1931 does a good job of spreading the scribing word, and we take a look around Roy Kitcher’s North Devon workshop. Of course, you can also find AOB, courses, timber directory and next month, which gives you a sneak peek at our July issue.

All this and much more in the June 2018 issue of The Woodworker, which is now on sale!

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