Current Issue

QM18 May/June 2023

Few woodworking skills rely as much upon specialist tools as ‘bottoming’ seats. There are so many options from adzes to scorps, and now James Mursell has added the Traviscraper and the Spokescraper to his range of chairmaking tools. And in this issue Peter Galbert, the renowned US maker of Windsors, shows how he sharpens and uses his seat shaping kit. These are tools that will entice any woodworker who loves working by hand (mostly).     .

  • Robin Gates shows how to flatten workbenches the simple way
  • Jögge Sundqvist has a folk chair design to share
  • Steve Schuler compares Art and Craft
  • John Lloyd devises special stops for planing boards flat 
  • Discover the secrets of Black Oak with Hamish Low
  • From Sweden Martin Sturfält makes a unique shooting board jig

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