USER REPORT - Laguna Revo 18/36 Lathe
by Allen Barrett
Featuring a rigid steel bed, heavy cast iron legs for stability and dampening,
movable headstock, optional outrigger bed extension and other innovations,
the Laguna Revo 18/36 is a new lathe design that has been re-engineered
from scratch, offering new solutions and possibilities for your woodturning
Woodworking with Milwaukee Tools
With a motto of 'cutting the cord', Milwaukee Tools is releasing an ever-increasing
range of tools based on their 18V and 12V Li-Ion battery platforms. To
date they have most of the cordless power tools you would need for a woodworking
workshop, including several interesting items that you may not have considered.
with High Speed Rotary Tools - 2. Burrs and Bits
by Bill McLeary
Bill classifies carving burrs and bits into four groups, depending upon
their use - Roughing Out, Refining, Detailing and Texturing. Within each
group he discusses the options from structured tooth burrs and steel engraving
cutters, to ruby carvers and abrasive stones.
about Routers - 4
After a discussion of some the factors that should be considered when
purchasing and building up your selection of router bits, we look at a
router skill which can be very useful, but is often overlooked - freehand
routing. It also needs practice!
A Fair Dinkum Toy Box
by Allen Barrett
Every child’s room needs a toy box. Ideally it should be big enough to
hold a fair number of toys, small enough to be compact and stow out of
the way, and strong enough to act as a box, seat or table. Allen makes
this 'fair dinkum' toy box, personalising it with a carved initial on
Extraction System Upgrade
by Laury Vella
Salvaging the pump from his conventional dust collector, Laury upgraded
his workshop dust extraction system with a home-made cyclone for most
of the shavings and dust, and a wheelie bin water trap for the fine dust.
by Carolyn McCully
Working from an image from her NT holiday, Carolyn burns this head shot
of the Australian emu and colours it for dramatic effect.
a Stanley 4˝ Plane
by Phil Spencer
After some cleaning, stripping, refinishing and tuning, Phil turned his
$40 purchase into a useful handtool for his workshop.
Wares - 15. Segmented Letter Openers
by Richard Collins
By using layers of 3mm and 6mm wood in contrasting colours, and producing
the items in batches, Richard is able to make these highly attractive
and functional letter openers with a reasonable outlay of time and effort.
Magic Pea Holder
by Aaron Ehrlich
This simple party trick requires three identical 'sealed' containers.
It is essential that the three wooden containers appear exactly the same
so this is good exercise in identical turning, using only a small amount
on Woodturning Pt.27 -
Unconventional Tools and Cutting Edge Shapes
by John Ewart
In spite of the wide range of woodturning tools available commercially,
many turners end up with one or more ‘specialised’ tools in their collection,
to suit a specific need. John discusses some of the tools and shapes that
are used and how they suit their intended purpose.
by Numbers Pt.14 An Acanthus Panel
by Mike Davies
Continuing to work with the same basic set of carving tools used throughout
this series, Mike carves a traditional acanthus leave panel. Mike also
describes the design principles involved in drawing an acanthus leaf design
and what makes one pattern look right and another look wrong.
the Lopez Chess Set Using a Loose Pin Chuck
by Mike Darlow
This is two articles in one - the making of a turned chess set and an
introduction to the use of a loose pin chuck (including how to make one).
For this application Mike now uses this chuck in preference to the coarse
screw chuck mentioned in his book, Turned Chessmen.
All New Turning Projects
by Richard Raffan
The Homemade Workshop
by James Hamilton
End Grain Table Tops & Cutting Boards
by Hendrik Varju