In issue 298 of Good Woodworking we have some great features for you, looking at incredible talent from both home and further afield. This month’s cover star is American furniture maker Craig Thibodeau who’s marquetry masterpieces are a thing of beauty. Craig also shares his trade secrets with us in ‘Solutions’, so if you want to learn expert tips from a pro, then look no further..



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Hand aficionado and author of The Anarchist’s Tool Chest, Chris Schwarz

The other exciting feature we have for you is a report from David Savage’s Rowden Workshop, where guest tutor Chris Schwarz gave the students a lesson in hand tool revivalism as they were encouraged to embrace techniques of old and go back to basics. On the subject of tool chests and David Savage, this is also your last chance to enter our fantastic £3,000 competition. So if you’re a young woodworker, or know one who would love to win this prize, then do apply before it’s too late! After all, young woodworkers are the future…



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Michael Huntley demystifies a range of surface finishes in ‘Woodwork Foundations’

If you’re not sure what finish to use on your pieces, then Michael Huntley comes to your rescue as he takes you through a wide range of products available and explains their uses. In other techniques, we also have a great article on dating pieces of antique furniture and in his ‘Home Truths’ series, Edward Hopkins shares his amusing tales of log sheds and woodburning stoves, before Phil Davy makes some challenging shelving using Douglas fir in ‘Around the House’,



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Tony Scott’s wonderful handmade high-chair

For those keen makers, we have some lovely projects for you, including a wonderful handmade high-chair from Tony Scott, a simply-designed table from Sean Healy and Les Thorne shows you how to turn a square blank of American cherry into an attractive winged bowl. 

Andy King also looks at the Triton T12OT oscillating tool, the Charnwood W325 mortiser, the Milwaukee M18 BP 18V planer plus many more new pieces of kit for your workshop.

Be sure to pick up issue 298 of Good Woodworking, which hits the shelves on 16 October, 2015


Tegan Foley, Editor