Issue 302 of Good Woodworking

Even though we are still very much in the thick of winter, that doesn’t mean it has to be a period of wasted workshop time. I hope you find this month’s issue to not only be informative, but also inspirational, and who knows, it may even broaden your horizons?
We kick off with Tibby Singh’s font cover project, which sees him tackling a truly unique commission for his local church; followed by the next article in John Bullar’s start furniture making series, which looks at the subject of choosing wood – a broad subject which he handily breaks down into bite-sized pieces; and if you’ve been following Michael Huntley’s Japanese joinery series, then things are about to get interesting, and tricky, as he shows and explains the process for making a Japanese puzzle joint. Phil Davy’s innovative bathroom storage solution is a great winter project, and if you fancy trying out some ageing techniques with your turning, then take a look at Les Thorne’s candlesticks.
Of course, I had to squeeze in a few younger makers, namely Warwickshire College student Philipp Stummer and his stunning wall cabinet, which shows excellent promise – we definitely think he’s one to watch – and David Gates’ unique collecting cabinets form this month’s centrefold.
If you’ve ever wondered what Iron Age woodworking entailed, from the tools and techniques used to the vessels produced, then Mark Griffiths’ article documenting the construction of the Pallasboy Iron Age Vessel will no doubt tick all the boxes, and if green chairmaking is more your bag, Barrie Scott’s report from Abbotts Living Wood will no doubt inspire you to pick up your froe.
Andy King tests all manner of kit this month from a variety of clever workshop marking solutions to a nifty glue container, which he awarded the full five stars. And if you’d like to win a set of two of the Pica-Markers products tested, then see details in the magazine to find out how.
Enjoy and happy winter woodworking!

Tegan Foley, Editor