Visit the California shop of noted woodworker and author Lon Schleining, who has just completed a stunning series of workbenches. Lon also shares with us an efficient method of making large-sized, consistently accurate, mortise-and-tenons. At the other end of the technology scale, we continue our series on Windsor chairs, with Kentucky chairmaker David Wright demonstrating the use of scorp and travisher to form shapely seats and steamed backs. And watch as Graham Blackburn explores the heart and soul of an 18th-century writing desk. In Wisconsin, turner Alan Lacer gives us an up-close look at how to use the skew chisel. And lastly, we focus on the raw material we all depend on. Herb Lytle has been running a traditional sawmill in rural New York for many years and is proof that country sawmills all over the country still have a lot to offer to the contemporary woodworker.
- Meet former Taunton Press editor Strother Purdy, who tells us how to publish a woodworking book.
- Contemporary furnituremaker Stephen Robin, talks about his sculptural stack-laminated furniture.
- Catch up with Micro Fence founder and developer Richard Wedler at the Woodworking Show in Pomona, California, where we were introduced to the latest addition to this innovative router system: the Three-Axis Mill.