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CLOSING THOUGHTS

This will be the end of Issue 02 of WOODSKILLS magazine. We sincerely hope the new format and contents of the magazine have provided insight to the furniture maker's featured in this issue and provide you reason to return for the next issue.

It is the objective of the editorial team at WOODSKILLS to have provided you an enjoyable woodworking experience with Issue 02. Having been exposed to countless magazines over decades, we collectively discovered a niche for a different genre of woodworking magazine. A magazine with a focus on the reasons behind a furniture design. Instead of detailed furniture construction steps, WOODSKILLS delves into the thought process behind a furniture design. As well, we describe how specific techniques and processes will advance you as a woodworker and furniture maker. The emphasis of this magazine is hand tool use, where machines can be used in the initial phase of a furniture build to prepare blanks from rough sawn timbers. Well researched time and labor-saving precision hand tool techniques are put forward and discussed in every issue. We are not averse to the use of machines where it makes the most sense. It is wiser to emphasize hand tool use in the latter stages of a furniture build where meticulous attention to detail is necessary and preferred.

by Editorial Team

Inside Back Cover

KLINKER YARD GATE, 2016

SPANISH CEDAR, ART GLASS, HARDWARE

67" H x 48" W

Darrell Peart Seattle, WA USA

Outside Back Cover

WISTERIA CABINET, 2017

HONDURAN MAHOGANY, MAPLE BURL,

AMBOYNA BURL, WALNUT BURL, WALNUT, SYCAMORE, OLIVE ASH, MARQUETRY WOODS 70" H x 36" W x 20" D

Craig Thibodeau San Diego, CA USA

An analogy is that of a long distance runner who maintains a steady pace early on and later sprints to the finish. Homage is paid to classic techniques such as dovetail joinery, mortise and tenon joinery, and time proven hand tool methods. It is our belief that traditional furniture construction methods and processes should be maintained and passed on to future generations. As testament to their reliability and longevity, traditional methods have evolved little over the centuries. As well as the traditional, we put forward modern techniques and processes that make your furniture designs stand out and be unique. Our focus is one of a kind furniture, the unique furniture and wood objects that separate their makers from every other maker. Each issue includes profiles and candid conversations with established furniture designers and makers. Find out what they are passionate about, what drives them and where they draw inspiration. Often, reading about a furniture maker instills in us the enthusiasm and impetus to break through and move forward. It is not so much how but the why behind the process that is often critical in a furniture maker's mind and practice.