In issue 75 of Woodworking Crafts you’ll find plenty to inspire and inform your crafts
In Projects, Charles Mak builds a folding step stool; Mitch Peacock modifies an Eclipse guide for holding chisels; Kevin Alviti uses sweet chestnut poles to make a rose arch for his garden; pyrographer Danielle Dixon burns a stag design into a wooden chopping board; Daniele Nocetti makes a tool tote with a built-in light; Anthony Bailey fixes a neglected window board; Fred and Julie Byrne make a light box; Cedric Boyns turns and carves a set of farmyard animals; Matt Long makes a spice rack; Iain Whittington serves up a traditional Norwegian breadboard based on the acanthus leaf design; Amber Bailey uses her marquetry skills to make a workshop sign; Richard Cooper repairs an antique chair; and Jim Robinson makes a new garden seat from reclaimed teak.
In our Techniques articles, Derek Jones explains how to produce octagonal components in batches; Kevin Ley reveals his method for fitting square inlays; Alan Holtham applies laminate to MDF; Wayne Barton introduces the basics of chip carving; Aaron Moore compares using a dedicated hand plane to a router bit set-up to produce perfect tongue-and-groove panels; and Anthony Bailey has a guide to cordless drills.
In Features, we visit the RHS Chelsea Flower Show to see how top garden designers use wood in their work; we review two books about marquetry; Rod Waterfield tells us about the varied courses and activities on offer at the Woodland Skills Centre in Denbigh; and we learn how the Fenland Black Oak team created a table for the nation.
All this and more in issue 75 of Woodworking Crafts!