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Launched as a quarterly magazine and now published bimonthly, Quercus celebrates the art and craft of woodworking by hand, featuring the voices of craftspeople and makers from around the world. Named for the genus to which oak belongs, the magazine highlights workmanship and design, woodworking techniques, tools and traditions spanning the centuries.

This issue highlights the topic of shaping chair seats, featuring separate articles on tools and techniques by chairmaker Peter Galbert and toolmaker James Mursell.

Other contributions include Hamish Low’s account of the Jubilee Oak, a giant specimen of bog oak preserved for thousands of years in the Wissington Fens of Norfolk, and its transformation into a 13m long table titled The Table for a Nation. Spoon maker Steve Schuler identifies elements that distinguish art from craft, and Dennis Hiorns takes a Chris Schwarz chairmaking course.

Jögge Sundqvist describes the design of his Emma’s Armchair and the symbolic features that make it unique, Robin Gates flattens a workbench, and John Lloyd gives tips on freehand honing.

Scott Wynn turns to the original instructions for the Stanley #71 router plane to understand the use of a depth gauge rod, Martin Sturfält builds a shooting board device that has a sliding fence, and Rex Krueger describes a handmade foreplane built by Austen Papp.

Also in this issue is an article describing the array of slipcases created by artisans to display books at the launch of Craft Britain by Helen Chislett and David Linley.

Printed on thin recycled paper with color photos. Sold as a single issue, not a subscription.

Softcover, 63 pages, 2023.

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