The Woodworker inc Good Woodworking – December 2021

Believe it or not, our December issue is here! Featuring a good helping of festive projects and themed articles, now’s the time to get creative in the workshop and ensure you have some fun along the way. Our cover star this month is 'Caroline' the Collinson rocking horse. Join Shaun Newman as he gives this family favourite a new lease of life before handing over the reins to his young grandson.

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Andrew Hall shows us how to make two lathe-turned instruments

PROJECTS & TURNING

LATHE-TURNED INSTRUMENTS
Woodturner Andrew Hall is known for making some rather unique instruments on the lathe. Here he shares his take on a traditional cajón as well as the novel ‘Bowlbro’ design, based on a Dobro guitar

POP-POP STEAM BOAT
A perfect gift for young enquiring minds, Peter Dunsmore takes a tried and tested design and modifies it to make use of scrap timber and a few basic materials

ROCKING HORSE RENOVATION
Deciding to rejuvenate an old family friend, Shaun Newman rescues ‘Caroline – an old Collinson rocking horse – from the basement and gives her a new lease of life

TRIPLANE TOY
Arguably the most famous plane of World War I and associated with the Red Baron, Rick Wheaton sets about making a push-along toy version of the 1917 Fokker DR-1 model triplane

GIFTS FROM OFFCUTS
Delving into the offcuts pile, Robert Couldwell makes use of scrap pieces to create a range of wonderful Christmas gifts, including a chopping board, trinket box and table lamp

LED-LIT SNOWMAN DECORATION
Making use of scrap wood, pre-bought glass baubles and LED string lights, Ken Moore gets creative on the lathe and shares two design variations on a festive snowman decoration

MAN V BOWL
Doing battle with a brown oak burr, despite facing a few challenges along the way, Les Thorne manages to create a striking bowl with ebonised and lime-waxed exterior

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The twin wedged mortise & tenon is a very secure version of an old favourite

TECHNICAL

TIMBER TERMS – PART 34
Peter Bishop ploughs further on into the Ss, culminating in a monologue on shakes

THIN END OF THE WEDGE
The twin wedged mortise & tenon is generally used when the joint will be cut into the face rather than edge of the mortise member. It’s a very secure version of an old favourite, as Andy Standing shows

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Norman Mackay – Scottish accordionist, composer and furniture maker

FEATURES

ARCHIVE
Searching for a practical wooden box, Robin Gates is spoilt for choice by the December 1944 issue of The Woodworker

NORMAN MACKAY IN PROFILE
Combining his love of music and furniture making, Norman Mackay creates truly bespoke pieces that hit all the right notes

HISTORY OF WOODEN TOYS
The earliest toys discovered by archaeologists were all made of wood, and this material continued to be used for thousands of years, as Paul Greer discovers

TAKE 5
We have some fantastic examples of woodworking for you, including a wonderful marquetry box plus the latest walking bowl design from Rebecca DeGroot

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The Ryobi R18MMS ONE+ multi material saw is handy for cutting thin sheet materials as well as for the odd DIY or renovation project

ON TEST

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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 December 2021 issue of The Woodworker & Good Woodworking, which is now on sale! Pick up your copy today, or why not subscribe?

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