Reviews

The full review is in the March issue (#98) of the magazine but here's some action footage to round out the picture.

A 1960s film which documents the making of the last axe factory to operate in Oakland, USA, once a world famous centre of fine blade making.

Two new products for cleaning and protecting exterior woodwork are now available.

For any aspiring pyrographer or one already grounded in this art, this kit has the means and information to help you turn your dreams into a successful result.

This could be power tool of the year. The DeWalt designer/engineers have come up with a great small 1/4" router/trimmer.

For assembly and disassembly convenience these recently released hex key sets with T-bar handles may be just the ticket.

Acacia dealbata is a lower cost alternative to its cousin blackwood.

Based on the classic Edward Preston shoulder rebate plane, the WoodRiver medium sized shoulder plane is a beautiful looking tool.

Strength, stability and weight make jarrah a great choice for workbench material.

This low angle mitre plane is a recent addition to their already comprehensive line-up of high quality hand planes, writes Robert Howard.

Out of the box, this is an exquisite tool with beautifully machined brass fittings and fixtures, writes Damion Fauser.

A handy way to quickly flatten off excess glue making a somewhat tedious job a breeze.

These abrasive sheets and sponges can be washed out for longer life and are great for finer sanding jobs.

This tool has the blade mounted in a perpendicular fashion to make a scraping cut akin to a card scraper, as opposed to the shaving cut taken by a standard spokeshave.

Small but effective, this miniature plane serves its purpose to a tee.