Quercus Magazine is aimed at woodworking enthusiasts, professional or amateur, with a passion for hand-tools and working by hand. We cover everything from green woodworking to furniture-making, chair-making and carving spoons or Sloyd. You will find sharpening tips and profiles of toolmakers and expert craftspeople, plus reviews of books, videos and social media posts and themes. We will be publishing the background details about people you follow and know on platforms like Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Our mission statement that Quercus Magazine is for anyone Working Wood by Hand (Mostly)
Our latest issue (Jan/Feb 2021) is full of fascinating stories. As you'll notice on the cover, well-known tool engraver Jenny Bower, USA talks about her growing passion for woodwork. Elsewhere we explore how new tools and new teaching are enticing recruits to work wood with their hands. We interview Swedish axe-maker Julia Kalthoff and Hattie Speed opens her regular column scratching the surface of social media to find fuller stories. Richard Arnold researches early planes, Ethan Sincox makes a clever workbench lamp stand, Mike Abbott cleaves, and Dylan Iwakuni looks at Japanese Ryoba saws. And that's not half of it.