Good Woodworking cover image for issue 295What a lot we have to be thankful for… imagine being in the pit end of a two-man saw, like the one they have at the Weald & Downland Museum, then realise how fortunate we are that power tools and machines were invented and keep on being developed for various use levels, like the Jolly bandsaw which Andy King takes quite a fancy to. And standards of design and build are getting better all the time, with no less than four coveted 5-star accolades being dished out this month by Andy and by Phil Davy, to the GVS Elipse respirator, the Bosch multi-drill, and to Matsumura Oire hammers and chisels. And the problem of finding places to stow all this tempting kit is made easier with a tool cabinets project by Tony Sutton, and pictures of Ed Hopkins’ now complete workshop. And learning to use it all? Well, Michael Huntley coaches you in the use of hand tools to make lapped dovetails, and new furniture course graduates show you what three years' hard labour at the bench has produced, with my report on the New Designers show. Enjoy.

Andrea Hargreaves, Editor