Our February issue has something for everyone, so turn the pages, be inspired and get busy making and learning with us – what a great way to start 2021!    

 

PROJECTS & TURNING

In our projects and turning section for this month, carrying on from the article in the summer 2020 issue, Andrew Hall reports on how he’s adapting to delivering virtual demonstrations as well as the process of reinventing his workshop; next, Matthew White gives a new lease of life to an old Stanley No.5 plane and adds a souped up handle so it’s really raring to go; former Warwickshire College student Philipp Stummer’s stunning wall cabinet holds endless possibilities; Zac Matchett-Smith calls on his previous mosaic layout skills to complete another coffee table build; in turning, Les Thorne treats his faux brass box to a knob that he turns from the real thing; and last but not least, Derek Lane's model of a 1936 Ford Roadster is built using Toys and Joys plans.

 

TECHNICAL

In our technical section, from some stretchy stuff right through to copper bottoms, in the next instalment of Peter Bishop's monthly series, he travels on through the Ms to the start of the Ls. Also, in a special one-off article, we talk to Managing Director of NEJ Stevenson Ltd, Neil Stevenson, who discusses their commissioning process and shares details of one of the exciting projects the dedicated team recently worked on.

 

FEATURES

Kicking off our features section is Robin Gates' archive, which sees him sitting down with the April 1935 issue of The Woodworker and warms to the idea of easy chairs for the winter; next, we have a special article announcing all the winners of the 2020 Wood Awards, including 'Tenon Table', which is this month's cover star and winner of the 'Production' category. In 'modern woodworking', Tom Fraser tells us how The Fine Furniture Guild (FFG) celebrates its alumni and helps connect fine furniture makers with consumers; next, Master Craftsman Kevin Gauld outlines the construction of the Orkney Chair, as told by John Greeves; and finally, Paul Greer discovers how ancient trees are important to our heritage and wildlife, with each telling a different story.

 

ON TEST

In our 'on test' section, Phil Davy explores the cordless convenience of the new Ryobi ONE+ 18V file sander, tries out Trend's new abrasive range and gets to grips with Brandon Bespoke's Pure Mineral Oil and Wax Oil Treatment. And if you're in the market for a fairly priced lathe, then take a look at Jonathan Salisbury's review of the Clarke CWL1000CF 40in 1,000mm wood lathe, which he finds to be of good quality, along with a solid feel and smooth operation.

 

This month's competition gives you the opportunity to win a Trend Pro Pocket Hole Jig, and there's also two runner up prizes of a Single Pocket Hole Jig – see inside the issue for entry details. Time is also running out for you to enter the Alan Peters Online Furniture Award 2021 – read all about the award, Alan Peters himself, how to enter and we also introduce fourth guest judge for this year, Hattie Speed.

As well as all this, you can also expect to find all your usual favourite pages, including news, welcome, marketplace, next month, letters and readers’ tips, plus much more!

We hope you enjoy the February 2021 issue of The Woodworker & Good Woodworking, which is now on sale! Pick up your copy today, or why not subscribe