What’s in The Woodworker May 2016

The May issue of The Woodworker gets you into the mood for spring with Peter Bishop’s mobile planter and Gordon Warr’s home-grown bowls - a great way of using up scrap bowl blanks.
There’s also Ian Wilkie’s Wolverhampton tram replica, which is great for those who like to work on a small scale. Tony Scott shows you how to create an old-fashioned chopping board and we have part 1 of John English’s student desk build, which makes the most of your available space.
Other projects include Gordon Warr’s granddaughter clock, a descendant of the grandfather clock, and if you’re looking for a new turning project, check out Colin Simpson’s striking scorched and gilded bowl.
In terms of techniques, Stephen Simmons looks at the problems associated with raising bruises on furniture before examining how metal fixings can be used and incorporated. We also have a great book review from Mark Cass, which sees him looking at Simply Stairs - the definitive handbook for stair builders, which is a must read for any aspiring joiner or keen woodworker.
Test-wise, we look at the Festool 584202 240V Cleantec CTL SYS mobile dust extractor, Mirka Abranet sanding belts, the AntexCraft FireWriter pyrography kit as well as the Leigh RTJ 400 router table dovetail jig.

Be sure to pick up the next issue now!