Issue Number 110

August 2003

(Inc. Postage. Minimum order $20)
Add to Shopping Cart

Back issues still available can be purchased at a cost of $4.30 inc postage for each issue.

Add to Shopping Cart

What's in my cart?

Learn all about Pyrography

Neil Scobie's Tidy Table

Apple Boxes

Turning a Perfect Sphere

Hobo Pliers Puzzle

Modifying a Scrollsaw


Table of Contents


Cover Story: Exporting Australian Woodworking Technology
Gerard Gilet, one of Australia's most respected guitar makers, has used his broad experience and knowledge to help guitar manufacturers in both Indonesia and Vietnam.

by Neil Scobie
Neil was one of 70 craftspeople from several countries who joined in a highly productive and creative venture in Whangarei, New Zealand.

Pyrography - Drawing with Fire
This informative overview is one of a series which will cover all of the major woodworking crafts. It will help you get started in Pyrography - whether you are interested in the craft itself, or simply want to use Pyrography to decorate other woodwork.

Tolga Woodworks
One of the finest woodworking galleries in this region, Tolga Woodworks reflects the close availability of some of the most beautiful cabinet timbers in the world.

Club Drumbeat
The unveiling of a lathe and the 2003 Challenge were among major events for the Western Blue Mountains Region of the Sydney Woodturners Guild.

Teacher's Bench
by Les Miller (Associate Editor)
In Part 3 of this beginners' series, Les shows how success is often in the details.

An Aussie in Atlanta
by David Hire
David describes what he saw during some leg numbing hours at one of the largest woodworking shows in the world.

Single Handed Turning
by Les Roberts
Les and woodturning maven, Guilo Marcolongo, developed this Arm Support System to allow single armed turning.

Make Your Workshop a Better Place to Be
by Glenn Roberts
It's true that safety is an attitude, but you can build some of that attitude into the hardware in your workshop.

Adelaide and Canberra Shows
Use this quick Guide to plan your Show visit.

Know Your Blades?
by Neil Schulz (Associate Editor)
Neil discusses the various, kinds, types and qualities of Scrollsaw blades available to help you choose what is best for you.

George's Corner
by George Hatfield (Associate Editor)
Well, was it really carved by a machine?

Triton Toy Competition
- ACT & SA

User Report
Crown Woodturning Chisels

by George Hatfield

User Report
by Neil Scobie



The Tidy Table
by Neil Scobie
When the space around your favourite TV chair is always a mess, when there's never space for a cuppa and when moving your latest magazine smashes a remote control to the floor - you need a Tidy Table. Neil's version is elegant and easy to make.

Apple Boxes
by Ernie Newman
These little boxes make great gifts - and Ernie shows you how to be sure the lid fits every time (even if you have to cheat a little).

Woodturning Tips
by George Hatfield (Associate Editor)
George shows you how to turn a perfect sphere.

Ernest Warther's Hobo Pliers Puzzle
This remarkable man left the world some incredibly complex pieces of woodcarving. But there is one that is very simple. Yet re-creating his Hobo Pliers is tricky, particularly if you want to make them with the same small number of cuts he used.

Silk Purse Saga - The Final Episode
by Eric Lysaght
It's taken a long time, but Eric has decided that these modifications to his Scrollsaw have brought him to the end of the Saga.


Other Features

Good Egg Turning Competition

Dream Workshop Giveaway 2003

Teknatool Trans Tasman Competition

Good Ideas & Short Cuts
Getting More from a Sandpaper Disc, A Custom Featherguide,
A Handy Tool That's Free

New Products

Book Reviews
Woodturning Design
by Mike Darlow
Pyrography - The Art of Creative Woodburning
by Sandra Menger
Fun & Easy Scrollsaw Projects
by Patrick Spielman
Furniture & Cabinet Construction
by Andy Rae