Issue Number 138

April 2008

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Scrollsawn Keepsake Box

Pendency Post

Coin Box

The Duck - Pyrography

Tea Caddy

Thrice the Vice

Bear Claws Salad Servers

A Woodturner's Crystal Set Radio

Bearing Guides for Old Bandsaws

Lazy Susan with Garland Bead


Table of Contents


Ken Wraight - Masochistic Marvels
A look at the inspiration and drive behind Ken's woodturning pieces which took out most of the major Awards at the last Australian Woodturning Exhibition.

The Lumber Bunker
Tired of travelling to Sydney for his woodworking supplies, Steven Thomas opened his own store on NSW's Central Coast two years ago and it has been expanding ever since.

SawStop 254mm Cabinet Saw
by Stuart Duffy
Proven in the USA and now available in Australia and New Zealand, the patented safety device fitted to this machine has already saved thousands of fingers.

Ideal Tools' Festool Workshop
If you are going to sell a quality tool range, you need a quality workshop/showroom - at least, that is the philosophy behind Ideal Tool's new premises in Williamstown in Melbourne's inner suburbs.

Cynthia Roger's 'Girl Bathing'
by Tom Williams
Through the work of an associate, Cynthia's unfinished carvings are being completed.

On Artistry
by Mike Darlow
In this essay on artistic ability as applied to turning, Mike explores the direction of modern woodturning design.

Evolution in Tool Design
by Berto Pandolfo UTS
As part of a research project to look at making tool design more consumer friendly and less 'industrial', Fourth Year Industrial Design students from the University of Technology Sydney explore new concepts.

The Stations of the Cross
by Frank Witcomber
An offer to carve the Madonna and Child for the local church led to a two year labour of love for Frank.

George's Corner
by George Hatfield (Assoc. Editor)
Bill Heller's foldaway benchtop.

Brisbane Timber & Working with Wood Show Guide

Athol Dart's telephone bench.


Scrollsawn Keepsake Box
by Theo Kampas
This attractive four-chamber trinket box is fun to make, to own or to give to someone special. It can be scaled up or down to suit different requirements.

Pendency Post
by George Hatfield (Assoc. Editor)
George turns this full height hanging post with room for hats, bags and everything else.

Coin Box
by Allan Barrett
This wooden box with plenty of room for a handful of coins makes an attractive alternative to an old tin in which to keep one's loose change.

The Duck - Pyrography
by Carolyn McCully
Derived from a photograph, this project is an exercise in burning feathers and water ripples.

Tea Caddy
by Don Phillips
This is a simple weekend project that's useful in the kitchen. It's also a good beginner project for someone with a router table.

Thrice the Vice
by J Looker
Adding another vice to your bench so that they work as a pair can open up a whole new range of options for your work.

Bear Claws Salad Servers
by Alf Barnett
These handy wooden utensils, cut on a bandsaw, will be a talking point at your next dinner or party.

A Woodturner's Crystal Set Radio
by Aaron Ehrlich
This unusual turning project revives memories of a time when not everything needed batteries.

Bearing Guides for Old Bandsaws
by Peter Fogelman
Replacing the cast iron blade guides on your bandsaw is a good idea, but as Peter explains, there can be traps for the unwary.

Lazy Susan with Garland Bead
by John Swinkels
A handy dining table accessory provides the opportunity to experiment with beads and a 120 hole indexing ring (though a 60 hole ring will suffice).

Other Features

New Products

Book Reviews
1001 Tips for Woodworkers
by Percy Blandford
Chairmaking & Design
by Jeff Miller
Spindle Moulder Handbook
by Eric Stephenson
by Betty Norbury
Segmented Wood Turning
by William Smith Bowers
Ultimate Guide to the Router Table
by Bill Hylton
The Basics of Turning Spirals
by Bill Bowers
Turning Humidors
by Dick Sing
Home Theatres and Electronic Houses
by CEDIA & Tina Skinner

DVD Reviews
A Master Class in Acoustic Guitar Making Using Australian Timbers
Produced by Thomas Lloyd Guitars
Razor Sharp
Produced by The Woodcarvers Haven