Quercus Magazine - July/August 2023

Quercus Magazine Quercus Magazine - July/August 2023

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This issue looks at taking a short course is increasingly popular for woodworkers of all abilities and experience, an opportunity to learn new skills and enjoy a therapeutic few days, making friends with strangers. There is a  new series celebrating the Short Course Revolution starts this issue with a week spent making a Windsor chair at Westonbirt Woodworks, the feature revealing tools, tips and techniques on the course. This issue they also join online courses and feature the making of a bench, the use of new finishes and a tribute to curved wooden planes.

The contents this issue are:

Shapely Soles - Robin Gates celebrates concave and convex wooden planes, restoring them and using them
Raney Nelson - Meet the American toolmaker who used to run nuclear reactors in submarines
The Story of Oak - Gabriel Hemery writes on the phenomenon that is the Quercus spp.
Making and Finishing a Bench - Bill Ratcliffe discovers the value of Rubio Monocoat for a benchtop
Chairmaking Tips - Discover the devices and techniques for making chairs
Short Batch Production - Henrie Van Rooij learns how to make a group of Japanese stools
Online Learning - Steambending and finishing courses reviewed
Hollow Grind Sharpening - Sean Hellman argues the best way to flatten chisels is to hollow them
Testing the New Lee Valley Honing Guide - A new vintage replica turns out to be more versatile than expected
Clamping Boards - Tips for holding for planing

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