Issue Number 147

October 2009

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A Folding Screen - 1

Turning the Earth

Synchronised Ballerinas

Rose Patterned Bowl

Bedroom Chest of Drawers - 1



Table of Contents


TJ P Fennell - Exploring Beneath the Surface of Hollow Forms
by Terry Martin
The evolution of J Paul's work from traditional hollow forms to fascinating artworks.

Geoff Slee and His Wooden Gunstocks
by Brendan Stemp
An insight into this unusual form of woodworking.

Jacaranda Festival Competition
by Rob Bruce
Grafton's week-long exhibition with a special focus on the use of Jacaranda wood.

David Lynch Record Collection
This collection and web site will fascinate anyone with an interest in Record handplanes.

Brisbane Hands-On Expo Show Guide
Your guide to the first of this new Show series that covers woodworking, metalworking, automotive, DIY and careers under one roof.

Notes on Woodturning Pt.1 - The Lathe
by John Ewart
John kicks off this series of articles with a look at the lathe - how it has changed in recent years and the best way to go about buying one.

Ernie Blackwell & His Carvings
by Gloria Banting
Taking up carving after retirement, Ernie has developed a passion for making ceremonial plaques.

Annual Australian Wood Design Exhibition 2009
This prestigious Australian hardwoods competition has a new category for musical instruments.

Woodworking Questions & Answers
by Paul Gregson (Associate Editor)
Spraying shellac, storing timber, jointers and making marks.

Melbourne Timber & Working with Wood Show Guide
Visit the final TWW Show for 2009 in Melbourne 16-18 October at the Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale.

Horsham You Turn 2009
by Jim Carroll
Western Victoria has a new annual weekend event for woodturners.

Turnfest 2009
by Neil Scobie
A mix of local and international presenters ensured another successful event.

User Report
Tormek T-7 Sharpening System

by Ken Wraight
A keen advocate of the Tormek, well-known demonstrator Ken Wraight discusses the advantages of the new T-7 model.


Raising the Bar in Woodturning
by Richard Raffan
Richard challenges Australia's woodturners to extend their skills and personalise their work, and discusses the importance of the upcoming Australian Woodturning Symposium.

A Folding Screen - 1
by Allen Barrett
A modular assembly makes these screens easy to make and individualise with infill panels as shown or to your own design.

Turning the Earth
by Frank Rowe
Frank does a 'relief' turning using a Jacaranda sphere for the water and an Australian Red Cedar shell for the contrasting land masses.

Synchronised Ballerinas
by Ken Williams
This automata project will test your cutting and drilling skills with peg and spur gears as well as the box and six dancers you need to make.

Rose Patterned Bowl
by Carolyn McCully
Carolyn applies a rose pattern to a bowl turned from Camphor Laurel and discusses the constraints involved. The same pattern can be applied to any flat surface, either as a picture by itself or used as a decoration.

Stop Wasting Time & Timber
A series of tips for the beginner on how to avoid mistakes which can cost you a lot of wasted time and ruined timber.

Bedroom Chest of Drawers - 1
by Don Phillips
Don builds a 'lowboy', a bedroom chest of drawers from solid timber. Conventional in design, it has a robust construction that will ensure that it lasts for years and may even be handed down to the next generation.

Other Features

New Products

Book Reviews
Festool Essentials
The DOMINO DF 500 Jointing System With CT Dust Extraction System
Homes of the Master Wood Artisans
Esherick - Maloof - Nakashima
Violin Making
An illustrated Guide for the Amateur
(2nd Edition, Revised and Expanded)
by Bruce Ossman
Fine Art of Carving Lovespoons
Understanding, Designing and Carving Romantic Heirlooms
by David Western

DVD Reviews
Eli Avisera Beginner Series
Vol.1 Introduction to Eli's Tools
Vol.2 Simple Candlestick
Vol.3 Simple Bowl
Vol.4 Simple Box
Vol.5 Simple Goblet