Issue Number 98

August 2001

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Neil Scobie's Wine Rack

Making a Custom Faceplate

Laminating Using a Vacuum Press

Turning a Wooden Western Hat

Spiral Bowls


Table of Contents


A Michelangelo Inspired Cabinet
by Steve Williams
Renaissance genius inspires classically trained woodworker to stretch his skills as a carver

User Report
Triton RTA 300 Router Table & RSA 300 Stand

by Les Miller

George’s Corner
by George Hatfield
Age does not weary them

Across the Teacher’s Bench
by Les Miller
Les looks at methods of jointing and cutting timber straight and accurately

Shipwrights’ Conservation
by David Simon
The restoration of the James Craig keeps the shipwright’s craft alive, and preserves one of the last remaining ships of its kind in the world

Random Orbital Sanders
Features and applications of this most versatile power sander which no workshop should be without

Don’t Waste It, Carve It
by Grahame Bray
Adventures in carving Australian native timbers

Adelaide and Canberra Timber & Working With Wood Show Guides
First show for Canberra — also, a report on the Triton Wooden Toy Competition winners in Brisbane

Eucalypt Challenge
Highlight of the Grafton Jacaranda Festival

User Report
Dragonfly Sander

by Neil Scobie

Snapshot: Tasman Kirby



Making a Wine Rack
by Neil Scobie
Store and present your finest wines in this lovely wine rack.

Lathe Tool Trio
by Ernie Newman
Make a custom faceplate, plastic spacer & steel cutting tools for your woodlathe.

Laminating Using a Vacuum Press
by Neil Scobie
A quick guide to the advantages of using a vacuum press for complicated lamination set-ups.

The Hatman — Johannes Michelsen
by George Hatfield
George describes Johannes’ method for turning a wooden Western hat

Extract from Woodturning Techniques
by Mike Darlow
Spiral bowls and socket trimming tools.


Other Features

Good Ideas & Short Cuts
Bandsaw wheel re-rubbering, circle sanding jig nad easier & safer ripping

Club Drumbeat
Northern Rivers (NSW) Woodcraft Group
by Robert Bruce

Book Reviews
Woodcarver's Problem Solver
by Graham Bull
Practical Projects from Fine Wood
by Kerry Pierce
Wood Bender's Handbook
by Zachary Taylor