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Issues 1-202 in Word format.

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Lie-Nielsen Toolworks Woodworking Classes
To support woodworkers who have bought or wish to buy quality hand tools but are uncertain how to get the best results from them, Lie Nielsen Toolworks has introduced short classes intended as an introduction to hand tools. It is planned to expand these classes to interstate woodworking schools where they will serve as an inroduction to hand tool project-based courses.


Panelled Coffee Table
by Allen Barrett
This attractive and sturdy design can be used as a simple coffee table or to support something heavier such as a home entertainment centre or a wine rack. The raised panels were formed on a table saw using a homemade jig.

Club Drumbeat
The Mid North Coast Woodworkers Inc has had many celebrated woodworkers among its membership including Neil Scobie, Roger Gifkin, John Van Der Kolk and Alan Chapman; the North West Wood Craft Guild Inc (TAS) has made hundreds of pre-term baby coffins for local hospitals, and the Hamilton Woodturners Club (New Zealand) grew out of a Government-run Adult Education course.


Making the Big Stirrer
by John Swinkels
This metre long Pine spoon is both a bit of fun and an introduction to some basic carving work. Hand and power tools were used to shape the Big Stirrer.

Choosing the Right Lathe for Bowl Turning
by Mike Darlow
Mike explains how the modern trend towards an affordable lathe has overshadowed the bowl turning advantages of lathe designs and features which are less common today.


From Firewood to Tall Wooden Urn
by George Elford
With some ingenuity George built a 1010mm high wooden urn that was bigger than his lathe could handle between centres and over the bed. The urn consists of 46 layers of laminated segments, cut from a free supply of firewood (Black Locust).

In this 50th instalment of the Beginners' Series we discuss the traditional dowel and how a better understanding of how a dowel should be installed will lengthen the life of your joints.


A Pair of Side Tables
by Harry Ellis
To complement the coffee table in AWW #200, Harry Ellis built these Arts & Crafts influenced side tables using hand tools. As with the construction of the coffee table, the choice of differing stains posed challenges which required unusual solutions.

The tale of Bodo Mordek, his self-designed copy-producing lathe and the differently turned, carved and sawn legs which he has incorporated into his furniture pieces.

Ebony and Ivory Spinning Wheel
by Ken Sullivan
Kenís latest restoration was a linen spinning wheel discovered in a farmhouse near Goulburn NSW. Probably almost 200 years old, it needed considerable care to be restored to operating condition.

USER REPORT - Universal Router Guide (U.R.G.)
by Arn Murphy
Equipped with self-centring vices and measuring over a metre long, the U.R.G. is an Australian invention for automatically forming grooves along the centre line of the workpiece quickly, accurately and safely with a portable router.


Notes on Woodturning Part 43 - Long Grain Cutting Board
by John Ewart
A hardwood long grain cutting board is a useful kitchen accessory and serious cooks may want two ó one for meat and the other for vegetables.

Market Wares #30
by Art Burrows
In this issue there are two Market Ware items, the Tau cross and the Ankh. The Tau cross may be used as a wedding present of special significance. The Ankh is an instantly recognisable symbol, but it was a challenge to come up with a method to produce multiple Ankhs with the minimum time and effort.
  A Simple Stool with a Shaped Seat
by John Swinkels
After making a pair of shaped seats for a friend, John used the same techniques to build a prototype from Silky Oak and Pine and then a final version in Cypress Pine.
Products   Echidna's Greeting
by Carolyn McCully
Slow and patient work will yield good results when burning this image of an iconic Australian monotreme.