The Woodworker inc Good Woodworking – October 2021

Our October issue is here and it's just what you need to get in the mood for some autumn woodworking. From a fantastic feature on the finest bespoke hand saws, to projects including a Cheval mirror, children's playhouse and a lovely turned box, you're sure to find something that not only whets your appetite, but also inspires you to learn and grow in your hobby. Enjoy!

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PROJECTS & TURNING

GORILLA TOY

Tom Wilson’s fantastic gorilla build uses beech and London plane to create a wonderful wooden version of this magnificent beast

CHILDREN'S PLAYHOUSE

Commissioned to make a bespoke two-storey playhouse for his grandchildren, Geoff Ryan’s first port of call was to ensure it featured a more solid construction than those available off-the-shelf

CHEVAL MIRROR

Peter Dunsmore’s take on a classic full-length Cheval mirror, using lengths of cherry, certainly adds to its sophisticated and elegant appearance

DECORATED TEAR-DROP VASE

Colin Simpson experiments with reactive metal paints to add an aged appearance to a tear-drop vase

CNC CLOCK

Mechanical devices made from wood are always impressive, and few more so than a working, accurate timepiece, as shown in this article by Christopher Blasius

APPLE & ROSEWOOD BOX

Influenced by the late woodturner Dennis Hutchinson, Les Thorne tackles the subject of boxmaking, choosing to make a design based on one of Dennis’ ideas, using two pieces of contrasting timber that complement one another in terms of grain and colour

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TECHNICAL

TIMBER TERMS – PART 31

In this section of the directory, Peter Bishop gets stuck into the Rs, where he discusses radial shake, resaw, ridge and resin, among many other timber terms

INVISIBLE MITRE JOINTS

Dovetails are usually thought of as decorative joints, designed to be seen and admired as an example of the craftsman’s art. The mitred dovetail rather goes against this, however, as once completed the dovetails are invisible, as Andy Standing shows

EXTRACTING BROKEN SCREWS

If you’ve ever used small brass screws in hardwood, you’ll have undoubtedly run into issues. Mike McCrory offers his advice on dealing with the problem and tips on how to avoid this happening in the first place

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FEATURES

ARCHIVE

Robin Gates is captivated by a jack plane and historic advertisements in The Woodworker and Allied Crafts Journal of March 6, 1909

SKELTON SAWS IN PROFILE

Based in a small workshop in North Yorkshire, Shane Skelton and his wife Jacqueline work tirelessly to create the finest examples of handmade English craftsmanship – bespoke saws designed to last a lifetime

CAN WOOD SAVE THE PLANET?

Looking to the future, building ‘green’ and taking into account the climate-related benefits of wood could be an important part of any solution, as Paul Greer discusses

WILD WOODWORKS IDAHO

Fusing discarded wood with metal and various upcycled items, Chuck and Debbie Spurgeon of Wild Woodworks Idaho create unique pieces using a multitude of techniques and processes

TAKE 5

From complex boxmaking to sculptural woodturning, toolmaking and wildlife carving, this month’s #woodworkerfriday5 selection is sure to brighten your day

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ON TEST

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WIN!

In conjunction with Skelton Saws, we're giving five lucky readers the chance to win a bespoke finishing kit from their Peacock Finishes range – worth £60 each. Handmade in Yorkshire by Shane Skelton, each finishing kit contains the following:

Peacock Oil Wick – Clear Figure – 250ml

Peacock Oil Wick – Rich Figure – 250ml

Peacock Wax Tin – 60ml

See inside the issue for details on how 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 October 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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