As usual the team have been hard at it working to bring you ideas and projects that you can build. The pressure is on for Alan Holtham to finish off the workshop we are giving away at Get Woodworking Live in the free to enter prize draw. If you would like to have a chance of winning the workshop and a whole pile of power tools all you need to do is come along to the show and enter the FREE to enter prize drawer. Full details can be found on the Get Woodworking Live website by clicking here. Elsewhere in the magazine you will find Gordon Warr building a light oak occasional table with a difference  and for all you board game players, Duncan Rose is in his workshop getting to grips with some simple but effective veneering on his quest to produce a double sided games board for his own family, inspired by a recent commission.

In the Workshop section Jim Phillips is looking at some unusual router jigs you can make and Ian Wilkie is describing more scrollsaw techniques. I am in my workshop discussing various types of drawer and also showing you how to build good solid drawers quickly and with little effort.  

When I am not square woodworking I am still playing at turning in the little shed and apart from using my little fingernail as a chisel (Ouch!) things are coming on just fine. The gouge I re-profiled last month gets its first outing and you will be able to see how I got on as I managed to turn yet another bowl! I don’t think my efforts will win any prizes but you can if you enter our turning competition. Full details and an entry form are to be found on page 67. Alan Holtham managed to find time, between bouts of building the workshop for the show, to give us the low-down on split turning and produce a worthwhile project with the result. 

All this and more can be found in the March issue of The Woodworker & Woodturner on sale at newsagents from 12th February 2010. If you want to see a copy even earlier than that all you need do is take out a subscription. As well as making a saving on the cover price you will also receive copies a few days before they appear in the shops! 

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