Sanding Machines and Their Uses
sanders, belt sanders, bobbin sanders,disc sanders and edge sanders -
which sanding machines do you need and which ones will only gather dust
in your workshop? Read our feature to learn a lot more about these important
but often overlooked machines for the workshop.
Pair of Tannoy Westminster Royal SE Speakers
by Toby Croce
Toby made a big jump from using portable power tools to install car audio
systems, to designing and assembling these speaker cabinets for a pair
of genuine Tannoy Dual Concentric Speakers. The result is a set of very
high end speakers at a fraction of the cost of factory units.
Now in its 23rd year, the Koonung Woodturners Guild lnc (VIC) still has
its original Club premises. A valued contributor of woodworking projects
to the local community, the Bourke’s Men's Shed raises much of its funds
from turning pens to sell to tourists. Previously known as the Woodturners
of the Goulburn Valley, the Shepparton based Goulburn Valley Woodworkers
Inc holds one of the larger woodworking shows in the country. This year's
event had 40 demonstrators.
Tips for Beginners - 1
Based on a discussion with a number of experienced woodworkers, we begin
a list of useful tips for beginners. More advanced woodworkers will know
many of the tips, but they may still find something new to learn.
Flies (Tempus Fugit) - CMI celebrates 40 years
After four decades in business, Clock Movement Importers Pty Ltd is still
an Australian family company specialising in supplying industry, retailers,
hobbyists, schools and professional clockmakers with mechanical and quartz
clock movements, hardware, accessories, spare parts, complete clocks including
grandfather units, specialty clocks such as telluriums and astrolabiums,
and timber kits for clockmaking.
Disc Sanding Jig for a Disc Sander
by Steve Maskery
This handy jig can be used to produce wheels, discs, round box lids and
bases, circular items for toymaking, etc. without the need for a lathe.
Simply cut the disc slightly oversize on a bandsaw or scrollsaw, or with
a jigsaw or fretsaw, and sand down to an accurate circular shape using
A Wooden Padlock
by Russell Downie
Russell describes his style of wooden lock mechanism that clicks tight
and springs open. The basic design can be adapted to a lock shape of your
on Woodturning Part 37 - Turning a Camphor Laurel Bowl
by John Ewart
Classified as a noxious weed, Camphor Laurel trees are regularly felled,
providing a good supply of a timber. Often the Camphor Laurel has interesting
colour variations, making the wood attractive as well as easy to work.
John turns a bowl from a well coloured blank.
by Don Phillips
Making a plain sided octagonal box is fairly simple once you have the
cutting angle correct, but an octagonal box with top and bottom trim is
more involved. Don describes the use of a sacrificial carrier in the making
of the fine trim and a method for cutting octagonal panels.
Wares #24 - The 3-Minute Egg Timer
by Heinz Haselroither
Having made a variety of wooden timers, Heinz has found that there is
still a demand for the traditional 3-minute egg timer. While turning just
the one involves a bit of work, making them in batches speeds up the process
so that you can produce them as presents or to sell.
Items for Yarn Craft
by John Swinkels
A selection of short recycled Oregon pole sections inspired John to come
up with this assortment of yarn craft items including two storage containers,
a spool and a pickup stick.
Bee and The Magnolia
by Carolyn McCully
The theme of this piece is a bright object against a dark background.
Carolyn successfully burnt the dark area, including her signature in a
'reverse burn', but she also notes the demands of such an approach. The
bee is the opposite, benefiting from a light touch with the nib.
Wooden Bowls - 2
by Richard Collins
Richard continues his explanation of the methods involved in making faceted
wooden bowls with a compound mitre saw. This time he explores the variety
of designs possible when the faceted pieces are no longer identical.