Issue 397 of Woodturning – out now!


In issue 397 of Woodturning magazine we have lots for you to enjoy, beginning with our Guest Editor, Les Symonds, who welcomes you to the issue; turns a set of table skittles; helps with a steam engine heritage project; and finds out how Darren Breeze has developed his skills and business since being introduced in Woodturning six years ago.

In Projects, Andy Coates uses a pith board to make a textured bowl; Andrew Potocnik turns a jug inspired by a ceramic piece; Neil Turner replicates a globulus seed pod; Colwin Way makes a pair of candlesticks and pens from some misidentified timber; Sue Harker decorates a bowl with glitter; and Pat Carroll incorporates beads on a lidded yew vessel.

In our Techniques section, Kurt Hertzog answers readers’ questions; and Richard Findley sets his second set of skill-building skew chisel exercises.

In Features, woodturners David Buskell, Keith Welsh and Jim Christiansen discuss what it could take to keep the craft alive; Mark Palma utilises a second-hand grinder to set up a sharpening station; and Pete Moncrieff-Jury asks: ‘Am I too old to try something new?’

Plus we have a sneak peek of our next issue, , updates from the turning community and news from the Worshipful Company of Turners.

All this and more in Woodturning 397!

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