Issue Number 79

June 1998

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Neil Scobie's carved Mirror

Turning Green Hollow Forms

Cute Penguins


Table of Contents

Seminar Success
Members of the OTGA (Ornamental Turners Group of Australia) hold a National assembly, bringing members from across the country together for the first time.

Across the Teacher's Bench
by Les Miller
Les discusses the preparation for successful mortise and tenon joints.

The Australian Woodworker Merit Award
The Delta Router/Shaper wins a Merit Award

Woodturning Tips
by George Hatfield
Cutting with the Grain
This new series will help novice woodturners learn the basics of woodturning so that they, too, can progress to competition level or to simply greater enjoyment of the craft.

The Silent Safety Factor
by Pat Crowe
Experience in aviation suggests dehydration may be the unrecognised reason for some workshop accidents.

Return of the Norburys
by Fred Blake
Fred Blake reports on the recent visit to Australia by Ian Norbury and his wife, Betty. Ian is one of the world's most highly respected contemporary artists in wood and the author of several books on woodcarving; Betty, also an author, is an expert in the marketing of fine craftwork.

Dry Enough?
Whether you want to season your own timber or simply know more about the material you use, you will need to learn more about the removal and testing of moisture content in timber.

Woodturning in Canada
by Ernie Newman
Ernie makes many interesting observations about the state of the woodturning craft in Canada.

A Record 100 years

Profiles: Beauchamp Paine

Festival of the Forest
This well-established exhibition was originally conceived to help the local timber and woodworking industry in North Queensland.

The Australian Woodworker SHOW Gallery
The SHOW Gallery in Perth attracted a wide variety and high standard of woodworking

Brisbane Show
It's the Brisbane Show's 7th Anniversary this year and the organisers have assembled a wide range of demonstrators to complement the latest woodworking products and equipment.

Student Workshop
This new feature is aimed at helping our student readers gain the knowledge and experience they want in order to not only achieve the best results, but gain the greatest enjoyment from their woodworking.

Are you ready for a workshop disaster?
by Bob Todd
The author, an experienced Insurance Loss Adjuster, gives practical help for making sure your investment in your workshop is safe essential reading for everyone who has a workshop.

The KLM Replica 747
KLM chose wood when they made a replica of one of their 747s for a publicity event.

User Report
Kel McNaughton Shear Scrapers
by Neil Scobie

Carved Mirror
by Neil Scobie
Another of the pieces in The Scobie Collection of plans for contemporary furniture, this elegant mirror is suitable for practically any decor.

Club Drumbeat
Hastings Woodworkers Guild

Good Ideas and Shortcuts
Turned chuck key, cooling Danish oil and adjustable tool rack

Turning Green Hollow Forms
by Neil Bradbury
Neil, an award winning woodturner, details his methods of deep hollowing.

Working with Australian Hardwoods - 4
by Peter van Herk
Peter continues this series with comments on the special requirements for design when using Australian hardwoods.

A Brace of Penguins
by Ken Mullen
Of course, they're cute!

User Report
Delta Router/Shaper

Winner of an Australian Woodworker Merit Award

Book Reviews
Sundials Australia
by Margaret Folkard and John Ward
Country Chair Making
by Jack Hill
Fundamentals of Woodturning
by Mike Darlow