Issue Number 116

August 2004

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Turning Mesquite

Turning and routing a 900mm 100kg wooden globe

A hexagonal table top

Keepsake Boxes

A fold-away carving bench

Woodturner's Approach to the History of Sound Reproduction


Table of Contents


The World's Oldest Staircase
David Stewart of The Ancient Kauri Kingdom took three months to carve a staircase in this 45,000 year old Kauri log.

Win a Norbury Drawing
Acclaimed UK woodcarver, Ian Norbury, is holding an international competition on his web site to promote his latest series of sculptures.

Timber - The Woodworker's Resource
You must know the tree to be able to understand the wood. Sourcing useable wood is an essential part of woodworking.

Kris Laws - Representing Australia
At just 21 years old, Kris is looking forward to his next big goal in cabinetmaking - participating in the international Worldskills Competition in Helsinki, Finland, next year.

The Adze in Use
by Art Burrows
In spite of its simple construction, the ancient adze was a versatile woodworking tool.

Equipment for the Ultimate Workshop - 3
Festool and Surcare equipment.

Cynthia's Doll's House and a restored trunk.

Turnfest 2004
by Ernie Newman

Across the Teacher's Bench
by Les Miller
The ABC of Power Tools - Part 1, Drills.

Inaugural Australian Scroll Saw Exhibition
by Neil Schulz
This event, held in May in Albury-Wodonga, attracted scrollers from around the country.

Sydney Show Photo Diary

Adelaide and Canberra Timber & Working with Wood Shows
Guide to the attractions and seminars at these upcoming Shows.

Rescued and Restored
by Alan B Coppin
Good timber can be found in all sorts of places.

Win a Tim Skilton Power Sanding Kit

Trend Open Day is a Tradition

George's Corner
A Clock with a Difference, plus a clock competition.

Surcare Hobby Sanding Machine

by Les Miller Projects

Club Drumbeat
Gold Coast Woodies turns 21 and Caring for the Locals

Good Ideas & Short Cuts
Finding Centre & Setting Thicknesser Blades


Woodturning Tips
by George Hatfield
George turns a bowl with a natural edge from Mesquite.

It's a Big World
by Neill Baker
The making of this 900mm 100kg wooden globe was a feat of mechanical and woodworking skill and involved a lot of patience.

Another Table!
by Charles Orr
A hexagonal table top solved the problem of building a table to fit between two chairs.

Keepsake Boxes
by Maricha Oxley
Koala families were the inspiration for these small boxes carved from Huon Pine.

Tuning Your Bandsaw
by Bill Plant

Carve with Ease
by Alan Stewart
A fold-away bench and seat makes carving much easier.

Woodturner's Approach to the History of Sound Reproduction
by Aaron Ehrlich

Making Sanding a Little Easier
by Glenn Roberts
Sanding turned items and making your own sanding discs.

Other Features

New Products

Book Reviews
Red Cedar In Australia
Making Drums
by Denis Waring
Purpose-made Joinery
by E V Foad
Segmented Turning - A Complete Guide
by Ron Hampton