My latest magazine article, Reading the Grain, was published in the October 2013 issue of United Kingdom’s Furniture & Cabinetmaking. For this article, I teamed up with my friend, Charles Mak, (we first collaborated on an article published in the March 2012 issue of Australian Wood Review).
The article starts by explaining different ways to tell the direction of the grain and why it may affect how you work the wood. Also covered are different tools, blades, techniques and setups to cope with end grain, difficult grain patterns and intersecting components.
According to the magazine’s website, the article is available for download from your Android device, iPhone or iPad via iTunes. You can also order a hard copy from their site.