Welcome to our Autumn Special, which features a whole host of articles for you to learn from and enjoy. In projects and on this month’s front cover, join Grace Silverwood as she presents part 1 of her rocking giraffe project; Janice Anderssen’s cheese and wine bar will allow you to show off your DIY skills; Colin Simpson turns a challenging flask in ash; Clint Rose restores an old router plane; Phil Davy’s adjustable shelving is fitted to the uprights without screws; Les Thorne turns a pedestal bowl in oak with added details, and last but not least, have a go at making Rick Wheaton’s easy-to-make door stop. In our technical section, Dave Roberts seeks some woodturning help, which leads him to two borderland clubs with a common purpose; Ron Smith learns more about the rigorous selection and stringent moisture control processes required to produce top English willow cricket bats; Edward Hopkins uses the Triton TRA001 router to organise society, and Peter Bishop asks if you favour powered tools and machines over more traditional hand methods. Moving on to features, John Greeves talks to Greg Rowland about the building of a Tudor wheelbarrow; in ‘me & my workshop’ we meet Graham Smith, Head Miller of Otterton Mill, Devon; in ‘Archive’, a ‘Novel Hexagonal Aviary’ from 1958 puts Robin Gates in mind of a childhood teaching budgerigars to talk, and in ‘End-grain’, Edward Hopkins discusses the beauty of woodworking. On the test bench, Phil Davy looks at a classic design from Triton Tools – the SJA100E SuperJaws Clamping System – before putting the Ryobi R18MT-0 18V cordless multi-tool through its paces, and Ian Wilkie tries out the Pegas SCP-C100 scrollsaw blade clamp set. Although we sadly don’t have a competition for you this month, there is still time to get your hands on a fantastic Veritas low-angle jack plane, worth over £250, by supplying your top workshop hints and tips – so don’t delay, email in today! As usual, we also have all your favourite pages, including news and courses, welcome, marketplace, next month and letters. All this and much more in the Autumn Special edition of The Woodworker incorporating Good Woodworking, which is now on sale!