the woodworker cover image for october 13In this month’s issue of The Woodworker…

October 2013

Autumn has finally arrived after a cracking summer, and to tempt you back into the workshop we’ve gathered up another collection of projects, techniques and product reviews for you to tuck into.

• Cabinet Sauvignon – new contributor Richard Hardy describes a stunning elm drinks cabinet that includes space for bottles, glasses and accessories and features a secret serving shelf

• Scary sharpening – Michael Forster continues his guided tour of the world of honing, and reaches his destination with a system that lets him sharpen and go

• Congraduations! – Peter Bishop revisits an ash specimen chest he made a while ago and adapts it to create a personalised graduation day present for a friend

• Perfect tenons – Andy Standing takes the drudgery out of cutting repeat tenons by designing a simple jig that guarantees perfect results over and over

• The Tale of Bunny Bookcase – Peter Parfitt celebrates the arrival of grandchildren by presenting each family with a unique tailor-made bookcase full of Peter Rabbit books

• A woodworker’s ABC – Andy Standing continues his light-hearted series with a look at woodworking terms beginning with the letters Q, R and S

• Readers’ gallery – Mark Cass introduces a round-up of projects that Woodworker readers have made recently, and invites more contributions

• Catching the train – Ian Wilkie finishes his toy train set by making and fitting the wheels, building the carriages and wagons and creating some toy people to ride in it

• Playing the flute – Colin Simpson explains how his versatile home-made router jig can be used to create perfect parallel flutes on tapered table and chair legs

• Ten steps to heaven – Bob Chapman spells out ten simple steps that will help you to turn better hollow forms, and even encourages a bit of cheating into the bargain!

Lastly, our regular test section has reviews this month of the following tools and equipment:
• Black & Decker KW712 planer
• Bosch GLL 3-80P laser level
• Einhell TH-MS2112 mitre saw
• Einhell TH-SM2131 sliding mitre saw
• Lamello Classic X biscuit jointer
• Mitre Fast pen kit
• Trend KWJ700 worktop jig

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