Issue Number 125

February 2006

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Eliminating the Bowl Catch

Needle Box

Making a Carved Seat Bar Stool

Making a Mountain Dulcimer

Carving Wozza the Wombat

Saved from the Waste Bin

Scroll-Sawn Kookaburra


Table of Contents


Chris Woolcock — Master Rocking Horse Maker
In a working life that has progressed from teaching to toy-making to rocking horses, Chris now celebrates having completed his 5000th horse.

Holding the Work on the Lathe
Acquiring a collection of chucks, faceplates, centres and other holding devices for your lathe can be as important as expanding your selection of turning tools.

Profile — Terry Scott
by Neil Scobie
Terry is both an acclaimed NZ turner and President of the South Auckland Woodturners Guild.

Woodworking with Children — 3-5 Year Olds
by Ian Broinowski
This is an exciting age for children and with appropriate preparation and supervision you can start your children or grandchildren on their first woodworking projects.

The Future in Furniture
To promote its wood trade courses, Lidcombe TAFE (Sydney) held an exhibition in October 2005.

Some of the furniture pieces in the Australian School of Fine Wood’s exhibition of students’ work in Fremantle WA.

In the Workshop
by Paul Gregson (Assoc. Editor)
Patches on Naval Sculptures, Pipe Clamps and an Old Chair.

Learning to Carve
In Sydney’s western suburbs, Fouard Ibrahim passes his craft onto a new (and old) generation.

Jottings from a Woodturning Seminar
An overview of the Blue Mountains International Woodturning Symposium held in October 2005.

Club Drumbeat
Ipswich Woodcrafts Club Inc gives cancer the boot and Toowoomba & District Woodworkers Inc holds another successful Golden Gouge Competition.

Norm Wilson’s turning.

2005 Australian Woodturning Exhibition

Eliminating the Bowl Catch
by Mike Darlow
A change in approach can prevent this catch.

The Bespoke Woodcarver
by Gloria Banting
A series of events led to Kevin Banting carving the masters for the spokes to the Royal Gold Coach Britannia.

Georges Corner
by George Hatfield (Assoc. Editor)
Alan Thomas’ church clocks.

Zinsser Spray Shellac

by Paul Gregson
Fast-drying spray-on shellac has a myriad of applications in the workshop.


Needle Box
by George Hatfield (Assoc. Editor)
A useful project for the novice to intermediate turner, this small box is a good way to use up your offcuts.

Making a Carved Seat Bar Stool
by Neil Scobie
A follow-on project from last issue’s three-legged stool, this carved seat bar stool is both comfortable to use and attractive.

Carving Wozza the Wombat
by Maricha Oxley
This incised multi-media carving is a simple exercise to enable beginners to develop their skill with the V-tool.

Making a Mountain Dulcimer
by Jack Bentley
Relatively simple to make and play, the mountain dulcimer is an ideal choice for the first time musical instrument maker.

Making Chairs that Work (3)
More recent trends in chair design — some successful, some not so!

How to Carve the Klinging Koalas
by Maricha Oxley
A photo guide to some of the carving techniques used to form the Klinging Koalas.

Saved from the Waste Bin
by Clive Price
Paper knives, letter openers and corn cob holders from offcuts.

Scroll-Sawn Kookaburra
by Wolfgang Böttcher
A request from friends led to the design of this scrollsaw project.

Other Features

New Products

Good Ideas & Short Cuts
Wing Nuts and Custom Sanding Drums

Book Reviews
Art of Chainsaw Carving
by Jessie Groeschen
Woodtunring Wizadry Revised Edition
by David Springett
Making Classic Chairs
by Ron Clarkson
The Little Book of Whittling
by Chris Lubkemann
Furniture Restoration: A professional at work
by John Lloyd

DVD Reviews
Turning Wood with Richard Raffan
by Richard Raffan
Turning Boxes with Richard Raffan
by Richard Raffan
Turning Projects with Richard Raffan
by Richard Raffan
Mastering the Mitre Saw Part 1
by Gary Katz
Mastering the Mitre Saw Part 2
by Gary Katz