Issue Number 169

June 2013

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Making a Skateboard - 2

Beginner Project #8 -
Round Box with a Hinged Lid

Between the Lines -
Making the Transition from
Line Work to Detailed Image

Burning Timber -
More Options for Pyrography

Notes on Woodturning Pt.13B - Turning a Bun Foot from
Sawn Timber

Turning Faux Bamboo

Turning Bone on the Lathe

Working with the Gifkins Jig - Pt.4 Pagoda Box


Table of Contents


Woodworking Projects for Juniors - Australian Scout Jamboree 2013
by Gloria Banting
Setting up and running woodworking activities for 8000 Scouts was a mammoth task for the Maryborough Woodturners, but one that brought a lot of joy and provided plenty of insight into how to interest the younger generation in woodworking.

Vale Barry Black 1928-2013
A man of many interests, Barry will be remembered by woodworkers as the Dremel Man, the man who carved the miniature boot display at Bungendore Woodworks and a prolific pen-maker (cover story AWW #120 April 2005).

Impossible Joints
by Norbert Babel
Following on from recent interest in Keith Hudson's rolling pin with an 'impossible dovetail', Norbert shows how he makes these on a home-made jig, as well as displaying some other 'impossible' joints.

A Blues Guitar
by Ted Smith
A visit to the Melbourne Timber & Working with Wood Show last year led to an instrument making course in Billinudgel on the NSW North Coast.

Peter Finocchiaro's whirl bowl in the style of Hans Weissflog, Neil’s pedal sports car and Bonnie Schulze's pyrography.

Carroll's Has Moved!
After 18 years in Drysdale on the Bellarine, Carroll's Woodcraft Supplies, one of Australia's leading woodworking suppliers, has moved to much larger premises in Moolap, a suburb of Geelong.

Timber & Working With Wood Shows Brisbane & Sydney
The Timber & Working with Wood Show season for 2013 starts this May in Brisbane and features new demonstration programs by many exhibitors. Come, Try, Learn & Buy at this year's Shows.

Trend Open Days March 2013
A long-standing tradition, the Trend Open Days are a mini woodworking show that offers plenty to see and watch, plus free admission.

Improving Safety in the Wood Industry
WorkCover NSW has launched the Wood Products Manufacturing Industry Action Plan to make woodworking workplaces more productive, healthy and safe.

See the Money - Review
Mike Darlow’s latest publishing venture is an accounting book intended for non-accountants, which should interest woodworkers running their own business.


Making a Skateboard - 2
by Nic Roberts
Nic transforms the moulded plywood blank from Part 1 into a decorated, personalised and effective skateboard.

Beginner Project #8 - Round Box with a Hinged Lid
by Ken Wraight
The eighth in Ken's series of interesting practical projects for the novice to intermediate woodturner, this is a small box with hinged lid that develops basic skills in hollowing end grain.

Between the Lines - Making the Transition from Line Work to Detailed Image
by Carolyn McCully
Carolyn describes how this issue's pyrography project, a Dusty Coral Pea, can be burnt as linework, a detailed monochrome, a monochrome with background or a coloured piece of pyrography.

Burning Timber - More Options for Pyrography
by Alison Eiser
Alison describes her experiences in burning different timbers, from Jacaranda and Silky Oak to Paperbark and White Beech.

Notes on Woodturning Pt.13B - Turning a Bun Foot from Sawn Timber
by John Ewart
Though more time-consuming than the approach in Pt.13A, this project develops useful techniques that can be applied to other turned items.

Turning Faux Bamboo
by Mike Darlow
Emulating an antique style that was once very fashionable, Mike turns a faux bamboo mirror frame from Australian Ash.

Turning Bone on the Lathe
by Aaron Ehrlich
Lack of material restricts the use of bone to small items but it is useful for turned embellishments.

Working with the Gifkins Jig - Pt.4 Pagoda Box
by Don Phillips
Don builds a three tier jewellery box using the well-known Gifkins Dovetail Jig of techniques.

Coping with Mistakes & Mishaps
The 25th on our Beginner’s Series, this time we look at how to 'fix' those inevitable mistakes or misfortunes.

Other Features

New Products

Book Reviews
Hogbin on Woodturning
by Stephen Hogbin
Learn to Carve in the Round
by Andrew Thomas
The Foundations of Better Woodworking
by Jeff Miller
Whittling Pencils
by Randy True