The Woodworker cover image for May 13In this month’s issue of The Woodworker…
 
May 2013
 
It’s Eastertime, yet it feels more like Christmas across the country with temperatures hovering close to zero everywhere, so we’ll forgive you if you head for the armchair by the fire this weekend to enjoy this month’s issue of your favourite magazine. Here’s what’s inside…
 
• All dressed up – Roger Berwick describes how he designed and made an two-part beech dresser – technically known as a chifferobe – to complete a commissioned suite of bedroom furniture
 
• A stitch in time – Peter Dunsmore returns to The Woodworker in style with an unusual slate-topped oak storage unit that’s ideal for a cross-stitcher or needleworker
 
• Sign of the times – New contributor Julia Byrne shows off her skills with the scrollsaw as she introduces some simple letter-cutting techniques and makes a sign for the magazine
 
• A woodworker’s ABC – Andy Standing continues his light-hearted new series with a ramble through woodworking topics beginning with the letter F (all expletives deleted!)
 
• Shop machines 7 – Andy King takes a look at universal (combination) woodworking machines as an alternative to having a workshop full of stand-alone equipment
 
• Box of tricks – New contributor Michael Forster presents the first article in a new series about making boxes, which he says is the perfect way to master woodworking in miniature
 
• Shop notes – Keith Smith bemoans the onward march of ash dieback and other tree diseases, and watches a chain-saw sculptor turn a dead horse chestnut trunk into a work of art
 
• Geometry lesson – Gordon Warr heads back to school as he explains how some simple geometry can help you prepare accurate drawings
 
• Ten steps to better bowls – Bob Chapman presents the second part of his potted guide to help you get better and more satisfying results when you’re turning bowls
 
• Give us a ring – Colin Simpson explains how to master the technique of creating captive rings as he turns a highly unusual goblet
 
Lastly, our regular Test section has reviews this month of the following tools and equipment:
• Charnwood W413 12in disc sander
• Einhell BT-TK 10.8Li cordless kit
• Festool Carvex PS 420 EBQ-Plus jigsaw
• Leigh R9 Plus joinery system
• Robert Sorby Turnmaster
• Scheppach HMS 1070 planer thicknesser
• Trend Airshield Pro respirator
• Triton TSP S450 oscillating spindle sander
 
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