Issue 297 of Good Woodworking

Hello! As you’ve probably gathered, Andrea has handed over the editorial reins to me, but she will be contributing features when the urge takes her. Phew! I’ve spent the last eight years beavering away on woodworking magazines, honing my skills. In fact, I love it so much that I jumped at the chance to take on a new challenge by becoming Editor on Good Woodworking. I feel like an excited child in a sweet shop – or should that be workshop?
So what have we got in store for you this month? Well, project-wise we kick off with a wonderful writing bureau, before moving on to a table that requires great joint-making skills; Phil Davy looks at alcove cupboards and shelving, and Les Thorne turns a decorative pedestal box. Michael Huntley’s foundation course reaches knuckle joints and Andy King’s tests include Diamond Blocks from Trend, Veritas custom planes, and the Stanley FatMax drill se. We also see Mark Cass reporting on the new Bosch wireless system, which is taking the industry by storm.
Our Centrefold on Sussex House, recently shortlisted for the Wood Awards, precedes a gallery of shortlisted furniture, and Barrie Scott travels to France to meet Rouen luthiers. Enjoy!