Issue 281 of Good Woodworking

But all the time-saving modern gizmos in the world cannot substitute for craftsmanship so it is good to welcome traditionalist and Japanese tools specialist Michael Huntley who starts his new hand tools series with a detailed look at sharpening. Dave Roberts, meanwhile, takes an excited look at the work of a group of young people who are upcycling mid-century classics to give them a vibrant 21st-century pizzazz that, like Marmite, some of you will love and others will hate. Spread it thick, I say! And for a modern garden project Phil Davy has come up with a ladder planter. Other projects include a corner computer desk, a penknife to whittle, a plywood bowl to turn and stain, and more on Jeff Gorman's bookrack. For all of you who have never been completely satisfied with your veneer joints, Ian Hawthorne shows you how to make them perfect.


Andrea Hargreaves, Editor