Issue Number 127

June 2006

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Precision Box-Joint Jig for the Table Saw

Turning the Reduced Reversible Candleholder - 1

Build Your Own Pool Table

How to Carve Rope

The Girl in the Mirror

The Executive Toy

Lap Top Lap Desk

A Ship’s Wheel for a Cubby



Table of Contents


Profile - Neil Scobie
After 20 years as a high school Industrial Arts teacher, Neil took up a new career as a professional woodworker and educator - and he's never looked back!

Different Finishes for Different Results
Some of the many and varied woodworking finishes available and where to get them.

Mr Dobbins Rides Again
Renaissance Rocking Horses restore Westmead Children's Hospital's antique rocking horse to its former glory.

Club Drumbeat
The Minkara Woodies live at the Minkara Retirement Resort in the northern Sydney suburbs and are active members of the Peninsula Chapter of the Sydney Woodturning Guild.

MiniMax C26 Combination Machine Competition
Start collecting the coupons for your chance to win a MiniMax C26 - a professional table saw, planer, thicknesser and spindle moulder that folds up to occupy only a square metre or so of workshop floor space.

Woodworking Questions & Answers
by Paul Gregson
Finishes for archery bows and other outdoor equipment, plus avoiding cracks in veneers.

Timber & Working with Wood Show Guides
Features, demonstrations, seminars, new products and exhibitors for the Brisbane, 12-14 May and Sydney, 2-4 June Shows.

The Creation of Kevin Banting's Hell, West & Crooked
by Gloria Banting
A photo of an outback bullock muster becomes the subject of a large relief carving on a Mango slab.

Georges Corner
by George Hatfield (Assoc. Editor)
Review of the Turnout 2005 held last November by the Proserpine Woodturners in north Queensland, including the 'giant pen' and the demonstrations by two Japanese woodturners.

20-20 Competition
Final results of our 20 prizes for our 20th anniversary competition.


Precision Box-Joint Jig for the Table Saw
by David Dundas
This is a modification of the traditional box-joint jig design which gives greater accuracy and easier adjustment.

Turning the Reduced Reversible Candleholder - 1
by George Hatfield
George turns the candleholder used for last issue's plan reduction exercise. In the next issue, the scalloping detail will be added.

Build Your Own Pool Table
by Robert Allison

After you have purchased the special fittings from a sporting goods store, making your own pool table is just a large scale woodworking project and within the capabilities of an intermediate woodworker.

Wipe-On Oil Finishes
by Mac Simmons
The 'One Third' formula for a wipe-on oil finish gives an easy-to-use home-made finish you can trial yourself.

A Skeleton in the Clock Case
by Stephen Painter
Notes on building a display cover for a skeleton clock and the home workshop production of small and otherwise unobtainable cabinetry hardware.

How to Carve Rope
by Gloria Banting
Templates and an appreciation of how real rope is made were used to create the rope border for Kevin Banting's Hell, West & Crooked.

The Girl in the Mirror
by Wolfgang Böttcher
This is a very attractive fretwork that will delight your daughter, niece or granddaughter, but it will also challenge your patience and scrollsawing skills.

The Executive Toy
by Neil Bradbury
Experimenting with Peter Fogelman's design

Lap Top Lap Desk
by Alan Burke
A practical woodworking item for the computer age, this project features dovetailed joints and dowelled hinges

A Ship’s Wheel for a Cubby
by John K Looker
If your children dream of sailors and pirates in their cubby, then this ship's wheel is the ideal accessory.

Other Features

New Products

Good Ideas & Short Cuts
Sanding Aids, Unique Router Table and Custom Made Panel Supports for the Workshop

Book Reviews
Antique Boxes
by Genevieve Cummins
Wildlife Designs
by Sue Walters
Making Money Selling Craft
by Jennifer Springett
Making Working Wooden Locks
by Tim Detweiler
Tom Wolfe Carves Dragons
by Tom Wolfe

DVD Reviews
Bowl Turning with Del Stubbs
Wood Finishing Basics
by Michael Dresdner