Quercus Magazine - September/October 2023

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Quercus Magazine Quercus Magazine - September/October 2023

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One of those woodworkers to have their lives changed by Covid is Will Adams, who after the pandemic chose to resign his teaching job and become a toolmaker. Now he recalls the gradual path he has trod to become renowned for his marking tools. And for home woodworkers, Gary Rogowski shows how to temper your own plane blades with a propane torch and vegetable oil to make a high-angle Krenov-style tool for scraping awkward grain. 

Included in this issue are.....
Joining a Course with Chris Schwarz
Dennis Hiorns makes his first chair in a week
Endangered Crafts
How can we promote local skills asks Daniel Carpenter?
The Amateur’s Dilemma
Ron Guretzky on balancing work, time & costs in a workshop
Beginner’s Guide to Green Chairs
Make a rustic stool with green wood from local woods
Preparing Timber by Hand
Turn to a simple sawbench and hand planes and saws
Hollow Sharpening Knives
Sean Hellman explains his technique for honing bevels
What Hope for the Ratchet Screwdriver
Why should a great classic tool be ruined by progress?
Choosing and Using a Block Plane
John Lloyd studies the qualities of a great block plane
New Tools on Test
A gadget for marking & drilling chair stretchers and two new
innovations with removable blades
Handworks Preview
The Quercus wishlist on the path to visiting Handworks in Iowa
The Versatility of Speed Squares
Charles Mak explores the secret ways to exploit a rafter square

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