As we learnt when we visited the Chippendale International School of Furniture in East Lothian, Scotland, 2018 marks a special year for the school and it’s also Thomas Chippendale’s 300th birthday. Gracing this month’s cover are the school’s tutors and students, who really help to set this issue off with a bang! As well as this great feature, we also have a fantastic mix of projects, including Dave Long’s customisable rabbit run; Liam Barclay’s stunning sculpted desk; Phil Davy’s camping cook box and Les Thorne’s turned garden aids, which will prove useful whether you’re green fingered or not. In our ‘technical’ section, John Bullar talks veneers; Dave Roberts discovers how North Shropshire Timber is delivering another slice of uniquely figured life in the borderlands; we learn how the Trend Pocket Hole Jig allows for fast and accurate joining of timber, before Peter Bishop tells us all we need to know about pesky wood-boring insects. In ‘People & places’, Simon Morris of Lufu Furniture shares his stunning ‘Eagon’ glassware cabinet in rare burr elm; Jim Sutherland tells us why, after all these years, his Grandfather’s old tools still hold such a central place in his tool cupboard; Barrie Scott learns about the making of a traditional West African ‘pirogue’, and in ‘End-grain’, Edward Hopkins shows how one word can spoil your day. We also have a varied range of products on test this month, including the Multi-Sharp wetstone water-cooled chisel/plane blade sharpener MS3001EM and the new Triton TSPSP650 portable oscillating spindle sander, all before Edward Hopkins takes the stunning new Record Power Coronet Herald lathe for a drive. And don’t forget, if you send in your top workshop hint or tip, you could be in with a chance of getting your hands on a magnificent Veritas low-angle jack plane, worth over £250. See our letters and makers pages for details - good luck! As well as the above, you can find all your usual favourites, including news and courses and ‘Around the House’. Also, on our welcome page, we inform you of the changes taking place as of the next issue, so look out for our new ‘super’ magazine, which combines the best elements of both our woodworking titles - you can take a sneak peek at the exciting content coming up by seeing page 76. All this and much more in GW332, which is now on sale!