Woodworking Crafts Issue 66

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In issue 66 of Woodworking Crafts you’ll find plenty to inspire and inform your crafts. In Projects, Mitch Peacock saves an evening’s firewood to make a unique chopping board; Derek Jones makes a handy meat tenderiser; Peter Clothier carves a folk-style horse; Dave Maunder makes a pair of simple pine tables; Giacomo Malaspina completes the challenge he set himself in the previous issue – to make a piece of furniture as quickly as possible; Andy Standing uses just one plank of wood to make a shoe rack; Richard Parrott recycles timber to make a presentation box for a bridge set; woodturner Richard Findley starts work on designing and making his own chess pieces; Christopher Hall builds a space-saving workbench; Anthony Bailey makes a replacement window frame; John Everett uses his scrollsaw to make a flat-pack book stand; and James Hatter creates extra storage space with a useful bathroom corner cabinet.

In our Techniques articles, Charles Mak shares his top tips for using handscrews; Rob Stoakley explains the essentials of edge jointing; Jason Townsend demonstrates five key knife skills for carving in-the-round; Anthony Bailey shows how to get the most from your random orbital sander; Tatiana Baldina has a beginner’s guide to chip carving; John Bullar shows how to create and apply various veneer inlays; and we have a simple alternative to dovetails for drawer making.

In Features, Emma Gillies discovers how ‘micro forests’ are helping the fight against climate change; the team at Otter Surfboards tell us how they combine their twin passions for surfing and fine woodworking; Derek Annand of Tabula Rasa Design explains how his live-edge furniture celebrates the natural beauty of wood; we celebrate the 2020 Wood Awards winners; and we learn about the work of restoration business Hastings Bespoke.

All this and more in issue 66 of Woodworking Crafts!