Woodworking Crafts – Issue 71


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In issue 71 of Woodworking Crafts you’ll find plenty to inspire and inform your crafts.

Our Projects have a festive theme with Cedric Boyns’ Nativity stable, Anthony Bailey’s sledge and Dave Western’s carved snowflakes. Plus, Mitch Peacock makes an ergonomic wooden scrub plane; Neil Lawton’s downdraught table will help you tackle dust in the workshop; Andrea Zanini turns a ‘croxetti’ pasta stamp; Chris West upcycles timber into a large coaster; Fred and Julie Byrne use the scrollsaw to make a chopstick stand; Mark Ripley builds a versatile side table; Ben Law weaves a traditional willow basket; Derek Jones restores a mid-century Scandinavian tea trolley; Anthony Bailey makes beer crates from waste wood; and Mattia Migliorati makes a pair of practical stools for sitting at his workbench.

In our Techniques articles, our festive cover star Randall Maxey shows how to make rebate joints for boxes; Anthony Bailey demonstrates laminating; and Charles Mak shares his clamping techniques for oddball glue-ups.

In Features, Iain Whittington covers all the factors you need to consider for a cost-effective bench plane restoration; woodlander and eco-builder Ben Law shares his love of ancient forests and traditional crafts; we showcase the nominations for the Wood Awards 2021; Michael Huntley recommends the Japanese tools to add to your workshop; John Bullar learns about the desirable qualities of quartersawn oak; and we meet furniture maker, painter, printmaker and ceramicist Johnny Paramor.

All this and more in issue 71 of Woodworking Crafts!