Issue Number 174

April 2014


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Market Wares - 3. The Trug

Dowel Joints - 3 Shop-made Dowel Sizer

A Cantilevered Cake Stand

Magical Wooden Bottle

Beginner Project #13 -
Weather Station

Woodcarving by Numbers Pt.5 -
Tudor Rose

Notes on Woodturning Pt.16B Turning a Cheese Platter from Sawn Timber

The Corella



Table of Contents


USER REPORT - AEG 18V Multi Function Tool
by M Nash
This powerful 18V Li-Ion power tool with six detachable heads provides a lot of woodworking for a modest outlay.

Feast Watson Giveaway
Feast Watson are giving away 12 timber care product packs, worth $125 each, to AWW readers. This issue we've published the second four winners.

Making a Mandola
by Reg Cooke
Reg looks at some of the challenges in making this Balalaika shaped mandola and why instrument making should be of interest to woodworkers searching for something different to make.

Vale David Laird
by Darrell Smith
A familiar face to many woodworkers, David was involved in the formation of the Ornamental Turners Group of Australia and was a regular demonstrator at woodworking shows around the country.

The Australian Woodturning Exhibition 2014
Details of the Exhibition in June as well as photographs of some of last year's entries.

Woodturning New Zealand International Symposium
by Ian Connelly
A look at the International Symposium held in New Zealand in 2012 and details on the upcoming Symposium in October 2014.

Club Drumbeat
Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, the Hastings Woodworkers Guild (NSW) recently took on a major project in the form of a six metre diameter water wheel for Wauchope’s theme park, Timbertown.

Installing a Spiral Cutter Block in a PT-300 Planer/Thicknesser
by Allen Barrett
Spiral cutter blocks offer many advantages over traditional two or three blade cutter blocks, but how do you retrofit them? Allen successfully installs one into the popular Hare & Forbes PT-300 and is very pleased with the results.

Getting the Best Out of Your Tablesaw - 5
The 30th in our Beginner’s Series, in this issue we consider the challenges in cutting crown moulding at the correct angle on a table saw.


Market Wares - 3. The Trug
by Harry Ellis
Based on the traditional Sussex trug, this wooden basket has a shallow profile, making it very handy in the garden. It a great gift idea but if done in batches it is also a worthwhile item for the markets.

Dowel Joints - 3 Shop-made Dowel Sizer
by Richard Collins
In this issue Richard explains how to make your own dowels from square section stock using a scraper or scraper tool.

A Cantilevered Cake Stand
by Harry Ellis
As a departure from the familiar multi-tiered cake stand with centre stem, Harry makes a cantilevered version from wood. Due to the forces involved, this is a bit more difficult than making a similar design with a metal stem.

Magical Wooden Bottle
by Aaron Ehrlich
This is a very old party trick but it still baffles people - young and old - today. Making the bottle from wood adds interest.

Beginner Project #13 - Weather Station
by Ken Wraight
This weather station looks simple but the large glued up blank and the need to turn three identical spheres creates an interesting woodturning project.

Woodcarving by Numbers Pt.5 - Tudor Rose
by Mike Davies
This rose design originated at the end of the War of the Roses in England. An important decoration on furniture and panelling in the Tudor period, it is an attractive carving that is still used today.

Notes on Woodturning Pt.16B Turning a Cheese Platter from Sawn Timber
by John Ewart
John details the turning of a platter with finger grip and top mould. This is the same design as last issue, but this time it is turned from sawn timber by using a single screw faceplate and a scroll chuck.

The Corella
by Carolyn McCully
Inspired by a photograph from her trip to the Northern Territory, this pattern incorporates interesting detail on the rusted star picket and the shade cloth on the fence.

Other Features

New Products

Book Reviews
Turning Toys
by Richard Raffan
Wooden Boxes
by Dennis Zongker

DVD Review
Mortise & Tenon Joinery
by Hendrik Varju