The Woodworker & Good Woodworking – July 2024

With an elegant chess board & pieces box gracing this month's front cover, you can also expect a wide range of exciting content, plus a chance to win 1 of 3 Trend T1 710W ¼in dual-base trim & plunge routers

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Les Thorne's beaded and blowtorched bowl

PROJECTS & TURNING

CHESS BOARD & PIECES BOX
To mark his youngest daughter’s 18th birthday, Peter Dunsmore makes an elegant chess board using beautiful elm burr and quartersawn oak veneers along with a special box to hold the chess pieces

INLAID COASTERS
Sarah Thirlwell uses plastic resin to inlay ash and turn two circular coasters

GAZEBO
If planning a garden structure, you’ll find some useful pointers in Alan Willey’s unusual gazebo project

SCRABBLE NAMEPLATE
Dave Long’s simple but delicate project can be accomplished in a weekend

SIMPLE DECKING
Phil Davy’s decking is perfect for al fresco woodworking

FEATURE OR FLAW?
Whether you think Les Thorne’s split is clever design or a fault, there’s plenty to be learned from his beaded and blowtorched bowl

ROSE ARCH
Opting to build his own rose arch some eight years ago, Don Phillips revisits the project and adds some modifications in order to make it more durable
 

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Fresh sawn yew being stacked at Albion Timber's premises

TECHNICAL

ALBION TIMBER COLUMN
As David Smyth says, when working with timber, you have to work with nature, and this means paying close attention to the seasons in order to maximise yield from felling to point of sale

WOODWORK FOUNDATIONS
Master the mortise & tenon joint and you can start building furniture, says Michael Huntley

REPAIRING SPLITS
Butterflies will repair a split or sprung joint, but prevention is better than cure, argues Stephen Simmons

DELUXE SAWING BOARD
It’s worth taking trouble to construct yourself a really good bench hook, as Jeff Gorman knows only too well

JOURNEYMAN
Three years on from his last knife-making project, what will Mike Riley do differently this time?

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Adrian Wells and a completed selection of walking sticks – the great bustard and blue tit taking centre stage

FEATURES

THE NOBLE SHAFT

With a shared passion for the age-old art of stick-making, Len Markham pays a visit to friend and neighbour Adrian Wells, who’s devoted the last 10 years to perfecting his craft

THE ALAN PETERS ONLINE FURNITURE AWARD 2024
Continuing to champion UK furniture design and making talent while celebrating the life and work of the late Alan Peters OBE, the 2024 award returns as a biennial competition and is set to adopt an online format as before

25 YEARS OF WOOD WORKERS WORKSHOP
This year, Wood Workers Workshop – a company run by woodworkers for woodworkers – celebrates its 25th anniversary, under the successful ownership of master craftsman and furniture maker, Peter Sefton

REMEMBERING PAUL STEVENS
Like many craftsmen, carver and gilder Paul Stevens is upholding the tradition of combining labour and art. Dave Roberts reports

'STILETTO'
Splinterworks’ playful piece in French burr walnut, walnut and stained bird’s eye maple is intended to raise a smile

TAKE 5
An incredible degree of technique and skill underpins all of the pieces shown here, with a nod to sustainability and utilising leftover materials

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Trimming using the fence on Trend's T1EPS 710W 240V ¼in dual-base trim & plunge router

ON TEST

Trend T1EPS 710W ¼in dual-base trim & plunge router

Trend MS/T/SET3/A – ProTransit three-piece storage set & MS/T/DR3 ProTransit modular storage three-drawer set

 

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To celebrate the launch of Trend Tool Technology's new 710W trim & plunge router, we're giving three lucky readers the chance to win 1 of 3 T1EPS models, worth over £150 each!

WIN!
1 of 3 Trend Tool Technology T1 710W ¼in dual-base trim & plunge routers – worth over £150 each!

WIN WITH LIBERON
We’ve teamed up with wood care experts Liberon for a third time, giving more readers a chance to showcase their woodworking skills and win a fantastic prize bundle worth over £300!

See inside the issue for details or click here to enter – good luck!

YOUR FAVOURITES
As well as all this, you can also expect to find your usual favourite pages, including news, welcome, marketplace, next month, letters and readers’ tips, plus much more.

We hope you enjoy the July 2024 issue of The Woodworker & Good Woodworking, which is now on sale! Pick up your copy today, or why not subscribe?

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