Issue Number 113

February 2004

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Display Unit

Throwing a Little Light on Making a Standard Lamp

MIG Alley

The De Dion

Precision Tablesaw Tenoning Jig

Making a Marine Propeller

Speed Carving -
The Easy and Safe Way

Peeling and scraping

Mallards in Flight


Table of Contents


Power Carving
There has been a surge of interest in power carving, which allows more work to be done in less time.

Things of Wood 2003
This exhibition in Sydney gives woodworkers the chance to show and sell their works.

Good Egg Winners
There was an extraordinarily wide range of eggs entered in the competition - we show you some of the results.

Young woodworker, Daniel Standing, excels with his working model of a backhoe.

Club Drumbeat
The Chester Hill Woodcrafters have a new home.

Teachers Bench
by Les Miller
Les demystifies some common woodworking terms and jargon.

George's Corner
Back from the US George is excited about Mesquite.

Ancient Egyptian Boat Building
by Art Burrows
The restoration of a 40 tonne Solar Barque gives us life size lessons in the way boats were built 4500 years ago in Egypt.

P&N Tools
by Bruce Bell
Bruce extols the virtues of these Australian tools.

Woodturning Tips
George discusses peeling and scraping and their respective merits.

2004 Auckland Timber & Working With Wood Guide
The second Auckland show promises to be bigger and better than last year.

Turnout 2003
by George Hatfield
Proserpine Woodturners organise another great weekend.

User Report
Arno Sharpener and Burnisher

by Les Miller
Available from Carba-Tec, the Arno sharpener and burnisher are highly recommended by Les.

User Report
Vermec Hollowing Chisel Set

by Carol Rix
Carol puts these Vermec tools through their paces.


Display Unit
by Neil Scobie
Well within the capabilities of the hobbyist woodworker, this functional yet attractive Display Unit has timber framed glass shelves.

The De Dion
by Neil Schulz
Neil presents a vintage car scrollsaw project.

Mallards in Flight
by Sue Walters
Sue steps you through a simple, easy, yet attractive pyrography project.

MIG Alley
by Buddy Smith
Ever wondered how you can make your carvings look alive - Buddy shows you how.

Throwing a Little Light on Making a Standard Lamp
by Les Swift
How to bore the hole in a standard lamp for the wiring - make it in three sections and bore the hole first.

Making a Marine Propeller
by John K Looker
Some of you may remember John's Gear Pattern article from last year. This time he shows you how to make a realistic model of a propeller.

Speed Carving - The Easy and Safe Way
by Maricha Oxley
After you've read the article on power carving you might like to try making Maricha's Gift.

Precision Tablesaw Tenoning Jig
by David Dundas
This jig makes it easy to cut multiple tenons from stock of the same thickness.


Other Features

Good Ideas & Short Cuts
Dowel Groover, Apple Box Template

New Products

Book Reviews
Controlling Dust in the Workshop
by Rick Peters
Box-Making Basics
by David M Freedman
Designs for Pyrography and Other Crafts
by Norma Gregory
Creative Intarsia Projects
by Garnet Hall