Hello! I am sitting in for Derek while he is in Canada visiting some tool manufacturers so thought I would take this opportunity to write my first F&C blog! As usual, things in the woodworking office are busy: we are on deadline for issue 222, so just putting the finishing touches to what looks to be another great issue. It"s hard to believe we are already working on the September issues! Don"t forget that issue 221 will be on sale next Thursday – 10th July – so make sure you don"t miss it. We have a great profile on Australian furniture makers Neil and Pam Erasmus, the brains behind Erasmus Designs, as well as John Bullar"s excellent article on Bermuda dovetails.
I thought I would use this opportunity to give you a little bit of an insight into what will be going into issue 222, without giving too much away – obviously!
You can expect to see a brand new series on router joinery from Derek Jones as well as a profile on a great young talent we have discovered, who goes by the name of Marco Terenzi. Marco has a real passion for working with hand tools and also working in miniature. His work is truly stunning; a few examples are shown here. Check out his website for more examples of his fine work. The good news is that Marco will also be writing for us, so stay tuned as you"re in for a real treat!
Right, I"d better get back to work but hope you all have great weekends! Do feel free to share your furniture projects with us as well as your thoughts on the magazine in general. If you write in then you"re in with a chance of your letter or email appearing on our readers" letters page, and every letter featured receives a Mini Z-Saw worth £39.
Images, from top to bottom:
1. 1:4 scale functional hand tool workshop – a work in progress
2. 1:4 scale Roubo style workbench, 2013, hickory, walnut, maple and brass
(PHOTOGRAPHS BY MARCO TERENZI)