I Did It! Quercus Magazine

Well, I finally wrote an article for a woodworking magazine. It’s called Quercus and it’s based in the UK. I was asked by the editor Nick Gibbs through Instagram if I would be interested in writing an article about how and why I restore old planes. I jumped at the chance as writing for a woodworking magazine has always been a dream of mine.

I restored an old Stanley No 5 plane and documented my progress, then wrote out my article the same way as I write a blog, then sent him the file along with the pictures. It took a few months for the article to get published but, I’m in the magazine along with Paul Sellers.

When I received my copy, I was amazed by the content that was in it. The magazine features woodworkers from all around the world and their process of how and why they work with wood. There’s not too many “How To” articles and the magazine primarily focuses on hand tool woodworking so, don’t expect an article about “Building the Perfect Router Table” in it. The only other magazine that I would compare to it would be Mortise and Tenon magazine.

This is the plane that I restored for the article. I was planning on selling it, but now it carries sentimental value to me. I asked Nick if he would like for me to do another article but he hasn’t gotten back to me yet. This may be a one-off, but maybe not. Maybe I could be a constant contributor to the magazine. Wish me luck.

8 thoughts on “I Did It! Quercus Magazine

  1. Hi Mike,
    Thanks for sending this… I have been a big fan of Paul Sellers and of YOU! I purchased this from you in November of 2020, I think and cherish it!

    [J Kellogg Moving Fillister Plane 1835-67]
    J Kellogg Moving Fillister Plane 1835-67

    Total: $85.76

    Order number: 02-06001-19626

    Item ID: 363164060688
    [eBay]Save this seller
    I checked out Quertus and ended up purchasing a digital subscription to it – Love the article on you.

    BTW, I am an active blogger on the Hand Tool School https://www.handtoolschool.net/ and recommended you and Quertus to my friends there.

    Hope you are doing/keeping well with Covid 19 et al and Thanks!

    Bill Dupee
    Beverly, Massachusetts

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