Woodworking Crafts Issue 63

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In issue 63 of Woodworking Crafts you’ll find plenty to inspire and inform your crafts. In Projects, Francesco Cremonini makes a space-saving staircase storage box; Andrew Thomas carves a stylised owl; Mark Baker and Anthony Bailey make a portable, adjustable crafts desk; James Hatter has a step-by-step guide to building your own stairs; Francesco Cremonini and Giacomo Malaspina make a stepladder; Naomi Walmsley and Dan Westall’s willow hanging ball project is perfect for crafting with kids; Louise Biggs restores two damaged upholstered chairs; and Rick Rich makes a rustic footstool, inspired by a vintage woodturning manual.

In our Techniques articles, Randall A Maxey shares his expert advice for choosing and using honing guides; Murray Taylor looks at box-making techniques using the scroll saw; Tony Davis advises on how to maintain your bandsaw blade; Charles Mak shares two ingenious circle-cutting techniques; Matt Long and Anthony Bailey explain how to fit cabinet hinges by hand; Richard Findley introduces the basics of turning drawer pulls and door knobs; Bob Neill continues his introduction to pyrography; Glenda Bennett uses contrasting veneers to make Celtic designs on a set of coasters; and Alan Holtham makes a simple jig to aid dowel construction.

In Features, we meet carver, turner and furniture maker Bobby Mills takes time to craft uniquely beautiful, slowly made furniture, vessels and sculptures; Geoffrey Laycock outlines the importance of first-aid precautions in the workshop; we contemplate the beauty of tree canopies; we find out how the Boat Building Academy is preserving traditional woodworking skills; and Kieran Binnie visits the Willow Tea Rooms in Glasgow to learn about the painstaking restoration of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s design;

All this and more in issue 63 of Woodworking Crafts!