the wood awards 2015

After three gruelling months of waiting, the 2015 Wood Awards winners have finally been announced, and we bring you all the details in our special feature as well as showing you the overall winner of the Arnold Laver Gold Award, ‘the Fishing Hut’ by Niall McLaughlin Architects. It was great to see that the student category was so popular and the Furniture & Product category winners really set the bar high this year.


foldable card table

Glenn Perry’s foldable card table project also features free pull-out A2 plans

As this is the first issue of 2016, we wanted to provide you with some great projects and technique articles to really get your creative juices flowing. Glenn Perry’s card table was influenced by a thrift shop find and features some simple construction techniques as well as a bit of carving to add detail. The best thing is that this table is foldable, which makes it easy to store when not being used. The project also includes free A2 pull-out plans for you to keep.


discover Axminster event

The Discover Axminster event gave people the chance to get hands-on with all the latest tools and kit

As well as testing all the latest kit for us, Andy King also had the opportunity to get out and about when he visited Discover Axminster, the first education expo of its kind, which was held at Bridgwater College. He rubbed shoulders with all the leading names in the industry and also met some very passionate young makers.


woodturning faceplate basics

Join Les Thorne as he gets back to faceplate basics

Following on from his guide to spindle basics in issue 299, this month Les Thorne tackles faceplate turning by explaining in detail each of the different tools and how to use them in order to perfect your turning of bowls, vessels, and other round objects.


japanese woodworking tools

Michael Huntley introduces you to a wide range of Japanese tools in the next part of his series    

Carrying on with the Japanese carpentry theme, Michael Huntley asks whether or not Japanese tools are a must-have. Here he discusses the wide range of Japanese saws, marking tools, chisels and planes available to buy.

Be sure to pick up issue 301 of Good Woodworking, which hits the shelves on 1 January 2016


Tegan Foley, Editor