the woodworker cover image for september 2013In this month’s issue of The Woodworker…

 
September 2013
 
As an almost perfect summer draws to an end with England winning the Ashes in some style, we’ve put together another splendid assortment of projects, techniques and tests for you to peruse. Read on and enjoy…
 
• Room service – Peter Bishop takes some English walnut, two leather straps and a piece of steel rod and turns them into a stylish butler’s tray with a matching folding stand
 
• Rack or ruin? – Duncan Rose describes how he designed and made a dedicated storage rack to stop surplus wood sheets and offcuts from getting their edges bashed and their corners crushed
 
• Raising the roof – Andy King completes his front porch build by fitting the gallows brackets to the house wall, completing the roof structure and adding the finishing touches
 
• Making their mark – The editor takes a day out from a busy schedule to visit this year’s batch of college graduates who are impatient to show the world what they can do. Here’s what he saw…
 
• Honing: a guided tour – Michael Forster describes the life-changing moment when he discovered what a truly sharp tool is, and begins a two-part guide in which he aims to pass his knowledge on
 
• Basic benchwork – Keith Smith presents a simple bench designed to replace a couple of chairs in a country kitchen so the dining table could be pushed up against a wall when the extra seating wasn’t required
 
• A woodworker’s ABC – Andy Standing continues his light-hearted series with a look at woodworking terms beginning with the letter P
 
• All aboard! – Ian Wilkie reckons that a push-along train set is a perennial favourite with children, and in the first of two articles he explains how to make the locomotive
 
• Routing on the lathe 2 – Colin Simpson uses the router jig he built last month to make a small bowl, and then profiles the rim to resemble flower petals
 
• The daily grind – Chris Child turns a stylish body designed to take a ceramic salt or pepper mill mechanism, and ends up with a superior mill that will give good service for years
 
Lastly, our regular Test section has reviews this month of the following tools and equipment:
• Bosch TE600 plunge router base
• Einhell BT-CD 18 cordless drill/driver
• Einhell BT-MG 135/1 multi-tool set
• Festool RO 150 FEQ-Plus eccentric sander
• Quangsheng No 62 low-angle jack plane
• Sigma Japanese ceramic water stone
• Stanley FatMax tool organiser
 
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