Sunday, 12 March 2017
Curved Dovetail Box Magazine Article
The latest issue of F&C is out now (no 256, April 2017). My article on the making of a curved sided dovetail box is featured if anyone would like to have a go at this technique.
It includes an exploded drawing with all dimensions as well as a full description and lots of pictures.
There is a very good article on the Williams and Cleal Furniture School in Devon showing some of the fine work they do there. I've visited the school and set up and the atmosphere seems to make it a great place to learn.
A two page article on preventing tear out with a hand plane is very interesting, exploring the benefits of a higher angle, tight mouth and a finely set cap iron, although not necessarily together.
An interesting article by Jim Hooker (appropriately) on the sharpening and use of various types of scrapers.
In this issue there are also articles, on hand engraving, Lie Nielsen honing guide, the Geffrye Museum, Robert Ingham, decorative mouldings, antique furniture and planning techniques.