In this month’s issue of The Woodworker…

August 2013
As the 2013 heatwave spreads sunshine and contentment across the land, we hope you’ll be able to find a shady corner in which to sit and digest what we’ve put together for you this month. You’re excused workshop duty for the duration… unless you have air conditioning!
• Posh porch 1 – Andy King does a favour for a friend by designing a smart tiled canopy over his front door. This month he covers the carpentry, and next month he’ll install it
• Only a pawn in their game – Terry Diss shows you how to produce a modern chess set which is easy to play with. It will also make a handsome centrepiece on a table or sideboard
• Chicken run 2 – Alan Holtham picks up where he left off last month, by finish off his mobile chicken coop, adding the wheels and the outdoor run, and moving in the new tenants
• As time goes by – Peter Dunsmore presents a square-faced Georgian-style bracket clock that’s made from solid walnut throughout, with the case covered in walnut veneer
• Deb’s delight – Michael Forster knows there’s something intensely personal about a jewellery box, as he was asked to make this triple-decker as a wedding present for a friend’s daughter
• A woodworker’s ABC – Andy Standing continues his light-hearted series with a look at woodworking terms beginning with the letters M, N and O
• A 1960s icon – Fred and Julie Byrne present another scrollsaw challenge as they describe reproducing a 3D front view of the iconic VW camper van
• Stand and deliver – John-Henry Bigley’s first contribution to The Woodworker was the final second-year project of his furniture-making course at Leeds College of Art
• Routing on the lathe 1 – Colin Simpson shows you how to construct a simple jig for your lathe that will make light work of creating flutes and grooves on your turned work
• A tiny turn – Ian Wilkie describes the miniature tools, the equipment and the techniques needed for turning 1:12 scale pieces for doll’s houses
Lastly, our regular Test section has reviews this month of the following tools and equipment:
• Axminster SBW3501B bandsaw
• Bosch GMS 120 Professional multi-detector
• DeWalt DCN690M2 18V framing nailer
• Dremel 8100 7.2V cordless multi-tool
• Hammer A3 26 planer thicknesser
• Proxxon MP300 micro shaper
• Veritas plane blade and cap iron
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