Yes, spring is finally upon us, so celebrate by getting back into the workshop and dusting off those woodworking tools. We start off with a fantastic range of projects and turning articles, including John English demonstrating turning with carbide tools; next up, Lance Winter shows you how to make your very own wooden clamp; with some cunning fakery Phil Davy conjures up an extra view; Dave Roberts completes his classically inspired miniature folly; Glen Scott uses pieces of pre-dimensioned timber to make an effective bookshelf and storage solution; and last but not least, paying homage to internationally acclaimed woodturner Ray Key, Les Thorne finishes one of his part-turned pieces and also makes a tribute piece in his distinctive style. If technical articles are more your bag, then take a look at Dave Roberts’ next ‘Borderlands’ instalment, which details his meeting with wood engraver, Bob Guy; Michael Forster shows you how to cut some seriously impressive London and houndstooth dovetails; in ‘Home truths’ Edward Hopkins draws with birch ply, and in the second instalment of ‘woodworker’s encyclopaedia’, Peter Bishop looks at everyday terms and phrases used within and about the timber industry. We also have some interesting and varied features for you, such as Robin Gates’ next ‘Archive’ piece; Anselm Fraser suggests a range of ways in which we can seek inspiration to further our woodworking endeavours; retired head gardener Tony Bryant’s spare bedroom workshop contains all he needs to continue his woodworking journey, and John Greeves talks to Malcolm Cooper about his work as a millwright with particular focus on the Bursledon Windmill restoration. Test-wise we have a whole lot in store for you, including a piece of five-star rated kit from Makita - their DBO180Z 18V Li-ion LXT cordless random orbital sander. Phil Davy calls it ‘a dream to use’ and is incredibly impressed with its excellent ergonomics and fantastic, swirl-free finish. He also puts the Axminster Ultimate Edge Deluxe Variable Speed Sharpening System through its paces, Jonathan Salisbury finds the Triton TTS1400KIT700 1,400W track saw kit to deliver impressive results, and Edward Hopkins is delighted with the Triton TSPS450 oscillating bobbin and belt sander. For our competition this month, we’re giving 10 lucky readers the chance to win one of Dickies ‘Dennison’ T-shirts - so see inside the issue for further details. As well as this, you can also expect to find all your usual favourite pages, including news and courses, welcome, marketplace, next month, letters and readers’ tips. All this and much more in the April 2019 issue of The Woodworker & Good Woodworking, which is now on sale!