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Club Drumbeat
Hawkes Bay Woodturners Guild (NZ) rebuilt a Scout Hall to form its new premises, a proposed visit by international demonstrators inspired the formation of the Mackay Woodturners Association (QLD), the Woodturners of Denmark (WA) benefit from being located in a tourist town and the Riverland Woodworkers Inc (SA) provide numerous woodworking and educational services to organisations in the Riverland region.

 

Natural Edge Pepper Grinders
by Ian Broinowski
Finding the right material for your natural edge pepper grinder is only half the appeal of these striking units where no two are the same. Their construction is more complex than you might think and requires luck and patience as well as woodworking skills.

The Woodturners Society of Qld
by Terry Martin
The benefits of joining a Club extend far beyond developing your woodworking skills.



 

Turning an Exact Replica of Matthew Flinder's Chess Set
by Mike Darlow
Mike Darlow presented an approximation of this famous chess set in his article in AWW in 2004. Recently the State Library of New South Wales allowed him to measure the set accurately, enabling him to publish new pencil gauges for the men.

Laminated Blades in Japanese Tools -
How and Why

by Mitchell McDermott, JTA
Laminated tool blades have been made by Western toolmakers in the past but a different set of historical and industrial circumstances has led to the preservation of laminated toolmaking techniques among Japan's modern toolsmiths.

 

Notes on Woodturning Part 47 -
Making a Wall Clock

by John Ewart
John describes how to turn a wall clock with scalloped outside edge. A student project at the Woodturning Centre in the 1980s, it has recently been introduced to the classes at Trend Timbers.

Wooden Puzzle 1a
by Richard Collins
To kick off a series on making challenging wooden puzzles, Richard introduces Puzzle 1, a new take on the traditional captive ball in a block of wood. In this instance the captive item is not of the same species - how did it get there?

 

Improved Candle Stand
by John Swinkels
John transforms the versatility of a simple store-bought candle by turning a wooden stand that provides greater stability and has a handle.

Going Round the Bend
In this 54th instalment of our Beginners' Series, we look at kerf bending, a means of bending boards and panels without the use of steam boxes or other special equipment.
 

Making an Adjustable Deadman for Your Workbench
by Steve Maskery
A deadman is a device attached to a workbench to support panel work for tasks such as shooting the edge. Steve shows how to make your own from some sheet material and a few offcuts.

Milling the Frame for a Rural Shed
by Goodwood Mobile Sawmills
One very large 6.6m long log of Queensland Blue Gum provided much of the timber framing for this 15m x 10m shed.

 

Marketwares #34
by Alois Bartholemew
Alois describes two simple items that can be quickly made for your market stall. The first is a basic door stop with a more attractive profile for better sales. The second is a two-part heart frame that is glued to the photograph.

Bentley Blower Touring Car in Wood
by Chris Coates
Referencing the large amount of detailed information available online regarding this vehicle, Chris has designed and built a 1/6 scale wooden model of a 1930 Bentley Blower Touring Car. Chris describes some of the challenges involved in such a project and his solutions, plus the benefits and limitations of using wood for the model.
  Insert Jig for Multi-sided Boxes and Trays
by Don Phillips
Joints on multi-sided boxes, ie. those with 6 and 8 sides, tend to have end grain glued to end grain. This is a weak joint that benefits from the use of wooden inserts, but the trick is to have the recesses cut neatly and evenly spaced. Don describes a jig he developed to do just that
Products

  Double-sided Ball Maze Puzzle
by Geoff Roy
Following on from his introductory project for CNC routing in the last issue, Geoff outlines the steps in creating and machining a ball maze puzzle.