Issue Number 144

April 2008

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An Entertainment Unit

Setting Up a Bandsaw

Telephone Table with Secret Drawer - Pt2

An Easier Way to Turn a Pepper/Salt Grinder

Block and Wedge Clamps

Stereograms and Stereoscopes

The Shed Door


Table of Contents


Tablelands Tuition by Gloria Banting
When Buddy Smith found out that Kevin Banting was to spend two weeks on the Atherton Tableland, he organised a class in carving heads.

Questions & Answers
by Paul Gregson (Associate Editor)
In this column, Paul helps one woodworker decide which side to put his tablesaw fence and another, to make raised panels.

A Woodcarving Odyssey - The Work of Ronnie Sexton
Trained in traditional carving at one of the world's most prestigious Art Schools, Veronica (Ronnie) Sexton, carved an entire Hindu Temple in Ireland before migrating to Australia.

Brisbane Timber & Working with Wood Show: May 22-24
Details of the first Capital city Show for 2009.

USER Report: Scheppach bts 900x Linisher
by Allen Barrett
This little Linisher is a versatile performer at a budget price.

Felder In-House Show 2008
by Saskia Kermer
Clients and visitors took this opportunity to catch up with the latest from the Hammer and Felder 500 series, Felder 700 and 900 series as well as the Format 4 series.

The Tool King Builds an Empire
The Tool King is becoming an important source of tools and machines for the woodworker.

How Much Does Woodworking Cost?
Some sound advice for those who have just started woodworking or who are about to expand their workshops.

The Dreschermobile
David Drescher now visits 50 Shows a year with his 12 metre long shop on wheels.

Good Ideas and Short Cuts
Interesting ideas you can apply in your workshop.

USER Report: JET JDP 2800VS
by Allen Barrett
The multi-featured new JET Drill has infinitely variable speed (330-2500rpm) and achieves a high standard of accuracy.

New Generation at Grandfather Vic's Clock Company
Daughter Christine has taken over the company from Vic Prance.

George's Corner
by George Hatfield
George led this Sydney Northern Beaches project that could be a model for other woodturning groups.



An Entertainment Unit - Part 1
by Neil Scobie
Clean lines and strong construction distinguish this Entertainment Unit designed by Neil Scobie, one of Australia's most respected woodworkers.

Setting Up a Bandsaw
by Steve Maskery
In this Workshop Project, high profile video demonstrator and producer, Steve Maskery, gives down to earth advice on getting the best from your bandsaw.

Telephone Table with Secret Drawer - Pt2
by Andrew Bass
Andrew concludes his article by describing the making of the Storage Box and Secret Drawer as well as the assembly of the table.

An Easier Way to Turn a Pepper/Salt Grinder
by Brendan Stemp
Brendan shows how to use one of the new Crushgrind mechanisms to make a superior Grinder.

Block and Wedge Clamps
by Peter Fogelman
Peter shows how custom made Block and Wesge Clamps can be improved.

Stereograms and Stereoscopes
by Aaron Ehrlich
Making a Stereoscope brings back the enjoyment of a long lost era.

The Shed Door
by Caroline McCully
The textures offered by the door are the challenge in this pyrographic scene.

Other Features

New Products

Book Reviews
O’Donnell's Woodturning Techniques
by Michael O’Donnell
Relief Carving Wood Spirits
by Lora Irish
The Art of Turned Bowls
by Richard Raffan
The Seuffert Legacy
by Brian Peet
Desks, Bookcases & Entertainment Centers
by Editors of Woodworkers Journal

DVD Reviews
The Ultimate Tablesaw Tenon Jig
presented by Steve Maskery
Let's Make a Bandstand Clock
with Colin Spall