In issue 249 of Furniture & Cabinetmaking we have lots for you to enjoy. In our ‘Projects & Techniques’ section, Oliver Waters explains how Waters and Acland furniture student Angus Bruce-Gardner built a tool chest to help him compete at WorldSkills; Derek Jones builds a set of wooden sash clamps and puts them to the test to build a pair of traditional chests; Amber Bailey restores a REL tubular steel stool; Master decorator and special effects expert Martin Green explains how to create grain effects with paint; Derek Jones shows how upgrading your grinder to a CubicBoron Nitride wheel has all the benefits of a wetstone without the water; and Brian Greene adds a new rotary tool plunge base to the traditional inlay kit.
In ‘Design & Inspiration’ we take a closer look at the Rycotewood Furniture Centre’s graduate show; Scott & Sargeant run the closest thing to a workshop heaven for machines of all ages: Derek Jones pays them a visit to find out where all our retired machinery is heading; Kieran Binnie visits Forge de Saint Juery, the home of Auriou Toolworks; and in Under the Hammer, we look at a masterpiece by French ébeniste Jules Leleu.
As well as all this, we also have ‘Leader’ from the Editor; ‘News & Events’; ’F&CUK & readers’ letters; ‘Editor’s round-up’ and ‘Workshop library’, where we have a number of furniture-related reads that we think you’ll enjoy, as well as our website of the month.
All this and more in issue 249 of Furniture & Cabinetmaking!