Issue Number 165

October 2012

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Beginner Project — Stacking Coasters

A New Old Tool Chest

Seed Pot Moulding Tools

Turning a Coffee Table Leg

Machining Mouldings for Clocks

Rustic Chooks Breadboard

Make a Workbench Tail Vice -1


Table of Contents


A renovation in Spotted Gum and Black Bean veneer by Andrew Waller Design and Hoffman's Interiors, Aaron Cooper's toys from laminated plywood and Carolyn McCully's watercolour version of her AWW #164 pyrography pattern. 2

We Love Wood Exhibition
Gabbett Machinery added interest to their recent open days with an exhibit of timber items made by their commercial customers.

Woodturning Anecdotes
by John Ewart
John looks back at some of the more humorous moments in his long career in teaching woodturning.

Club Drumbeat
The Lockyer Woodcrafters Group Inc (QLD) open their new Club premises and the Eltham & District Woodworkers Inc celebrate their 25th Anniversary.

Australian Scroll Saw Exhibition 2012
by Neil Schulz
Attracting a high standard of entries, the Scroll Saw Network's fifth biennial exhibition was hosted by the Gympie and Region Woodworkers Club (QLD) at the Gympie Conference Centre.

New Sand-Flee for Australia
US manufacturer, RJR Studios, has released the Sand-Flee Model 935, made specifically to meet the needs of the Australian and New Zealand woodworking markets.

T&WW Show Melbourne
The finale of the 2012 season of the Timber & Working with Wood Shows is the Melbourne Show in October. The theme of this year's Shows is Come (to the Show), Try (out the tools and equipment) and Learn (about all aspects of woodworking.

This exhibition of work by NSW HSC students 2011 at the Sydney Timber & Working with Wood Show was viewed by over 2300 high school students as well as general visitors to the Show.

USER REPORT - Festool TS 55 System
by Alan Bendon
While Festool’s new model of the TS 55 isn't radically different to its predecessers, a number of improvements and innovations, coupled with new accessories, enable this portable power saw to do the work of a Panel Saw, Tablesaw or Mitre Saw.

USER REPORT - Ford Ranger XLT Diesel Ute
by Steven Burrows
Your next station wagon could be one of Ford's new generation ladder chassis utes.


Getting to Know Your Bandsaw
The 21st in our Beginners' Series, in this issue we discuss blade selection, adjusting the wheels, sawblade and worktable, correcting blade drift, setting up the blade guides and aligning the fence.

Beginner Project - Stacking Coasters
by Ken Wraight
Ken uses techniques from previous beginner projects to turn a series of coasters that stack. The coasters incorporate the 90mm dia. ceramic tiles available from most woodturning outlets, but the design can be adapted to make decorative all-wood coasters or teapot trivets with a 150mm dia. tile.

A New Old Tool Chest
by Phil Spencer
When Phil wanted a suitable means of storing his collection of hand tools, many from his apprentice days, he chose to make an apprentice's tool box, complete with internal till, felt linings held down with Blue Glue and a milk paint external finish.

Seed Pot Moulding Tools
by Aaron Ehrlich
A simple and useful turning project for the garden, this handy trio of punch, die and dibber/tamper makes free seed pots from old newspapers.

Notes on Woodturning
Pt.11A - Turning a Coffee Table Leg Using Traditional Techniques
by John Ewart
John combines the steps and techniques covered in previous articles in this series to produce a coffee table leg. The same sequence can be used to make a turned leg of almost any shape to suit any type of table, tall or short.

Machining Mouldings for Clocks
by Geoff Kretchmer
Finding himself with plans but no mouldings for a grandfather clock, Geoff had a go with his home workshop equipment, templates cut from the plans and bearing-fitted router bits. The result was so successful he built another clock with the same methods.

Rustic Chooks Breadboard
by Carolyn McCully
Working with a heavily oiled and waxed board was a challenge, but Carolyn relates how she overcame the problems to produce an attractive pyrography item for the kitchen.

Make a Workbench Tail Vice - 2
by Richard Collins
The second and final instalment on how to make this handy accessory. Suitable for any woodworking bench, this homemade tail vice is large, well made and easy to use.

Other Features

New Products

Book Reviews
How to Build Electric Guitars
by Will Kelly
Acanthus Carving and Design
by Bob Yorburg and Hans Sandom
Router Jigs & Templates
by Anthony Bailey
Contemporary Woodturning: Techniques and Projects
by Nick Arnull