Thursday 12 June 2014
In issue 220 of Furniture & Cabinetmaking we have lots for you to enjoy. In our 'Projects & Techniques' section, John Bullar deconstructs Jim Howell's Egyptian Throne; Jason Thigpen shows you how to make his own Moxon vise following the recent resurgence of them; the Editor takes a look at a range of router planes in his tech article; Charles Mak builds a travelling hand-tool tote, so he can travel with his tools as well as recover some valuable shop space, and Franciszek de Sage takes inspiration from a 18th-century silverware chest to create a similar piece with added marquetry and secret compartments.
In 'Design & Inspiration' Geoffrey Laycock meets a cricket bat maker to find out where traditional skills embrace hi-tech methods in modern cricket bat making; John Adamson reports from the latest David Stanley Auction and takes us through the various tools that went under the hammer; Amber Bailey reports from the 'Splinter' furniture exhibition 2014, the brainchild of London-based furniture designer-maker, Rupert Phelps; we feature an extract from The Staircase: The Architecture of Ascent, which looks at the grandeur of staircases from around the world and their historical significance; we spend 20 minutes with designer-maker Josh Plough, and in our 'Under the hammer' page, Michael Huntley looks at a late 16th-century, walnut marquetry writing cabinet. We also look at the Bad Axe 14in hybrid sash saw in 'Tests & Equipment'.
As well as all this, we also have 'Leader' from the Editor; 'News & Events'; 'F&CUK and readers' letters as well as 'Editor's round-up' for you to enjoy.
All this and more in issue 220!
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