Wood Review 101

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On the Cover: David Haig’s luminous Folium 3 chair took out the major award for AWR Studio Furniture 2018. We celebrate this landmark exhibition with a ten-page feature.

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The Green Wood Guide: Jeff Donne talks about the working properties of some of his favourite native species.


The Zen Bed: Vic Tesolin uses crossed lap joinery to make a sturdy bed that disassembles easily.


Making More of Design: Practical strategies for developing your design skills from Adam Markowitz.


Pull-Out Drawer Stops: Small and fairly complex to make, these flip-stop mechanisms can add an extra refinement to your drawer joinery. Story by Neil Erasmus.


Tool Classics: Raf Nathan looks at the reasons why some tools become truly treasured.


Making a Burl Box: A ceramic form inspires Andrew Potocnik to show off burl timber to best effect.


The Kiso Experience: Yu Ting Tan travels to Japan to learn about kanna handplanes in an intensive week-long course.


Wrap Around Bookcase: Finger joints and contrasting woods combine in an attractive entry-level project by Graham Sands.


Step by Step Stool: Charles Mak designs and makes a compact fold-out step stool with stability in mind.


A Simple Edge Tool: A low-tech shopmade tool can sometimes outgun a router bit. Story by Ian Wilkie.

Cutting Perfect Drawer Base Rebates: Peter Young demonstrates how to get perfect results without measuring.

Raf Nathan puts the Hammer A-31 Planer/Thicknesser through its paces
Robert Howard looks at HNT Gordon Front and Patternmakers Vices from all angles.
Carbatec 250mm Cabinet Saws are roadtested by Damion Fauser
Bridge City Tools HP-8 Block Plane’s gets a workout by Raf Nathan.

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