In issue 74 of Woodworking Crafts you’ll find plenty to inspire and inform your crafts
In Projects, Vic Tesolin builds a tool box based on an ancient Japanese design; Mitch Peacock makes a useful mini router plane; David Barron uses three planks of walnut to create a simple table; Fred and Julie Byrne use their scrollsaw to make a pair of digger-shaped bookends; Steve Bisco carves a Gothic-style candlestand; Les Symonds designs a side table inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh; Mattia Migliorati builds a modular bookcase; and Anthony Bailey restores an Edwardian chest of drawers. We’re also heading outdoors this issue as Alan Holtham designs and builds a garden gate; Jim Robinson makes a bird feeding table; and the authors of Simple Japanese Furniture share their design for a garden bench.
In our Techniques articles, Charles Mak shares three tricks for getting more from your Domino Joiner; Paul Maddock pays tribute to the many uses of the versatile wedge; Anthony Bailey has an in-depth guide to planing techniques; and Wayne Barton introduces the basics of chip carving.
In Features, Kevin Alviti discusses attitudes to health and safety in the woodworking industry and the long term consequences of ignoring personal protection; Canadian wood sculptor Sylvain Seguin tells us how he creates one-of-a-kind pieces from foraged timber; we learn about the European Tree of the Year; we learn how a QEST scholarship is helping wood sculptor Philip Walker broaden his skills; we meet London-based cabinetmaker Cary Smith, who specialises in high-quality bespoke furniture; Kerry Dolan uncovers the secrets of the forest canopy; we share Dalmann UK’s appeal for donations of unwanted tools for a charity project in Mozambique; and Colin Sullivan casts his eye over the Stanley chamfer plane.
All this and more in issue 74 of Woodworking Crafts!