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Established in 1985, The Australian Woodworker is Australia's most popular woodworking magazine.
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Planer and Thicknessers
We cover the use of planers and thicknessers, their design, points to consider when making a purchase and tables listing most of the planers and thicknessers currently on the market.

 

Working with the Gifkins Jig - Pt.8 Angled Dovetails
by Don Phillips
Making angled dovetails with the Gifkins Jig is not a new idea. Roger Gifkins mentions it in the manual supplied with the Jig. However, angled dovetails are rarely seen. Don built a pair of angle sided boxes (one sloping outward, the other sloping inward) to explore the possibilities.

Helical Cutters for Planers and Thicknessers
First introduced in 2005 by the Byrd Tool Corporation, helical cutter heads have transformed the way planers and thicknessers work, being quieter, easier to maintain and much less prone to tear-out on curly grained timbers than conventional knife cutter heads.



 

Make Your Own Wooden Sash Clamp
by Lance Winter
Following on from his articles on making your own wooden F-clamp and machine vice, Lance details the construction of both a medium size (600mm capacity) and mini (150mm) sash clamp, using a sheet of plywood, a small block of hardwood and some simple hardware.

Zina Burloiu - A Game of Shadow and Light
by Terry Martin
Zina has had a remarkable career, from factory worker to engineer to world renowned chip carver and spoon carver. As her friend and collaborator for the last 20 years, Terry reviews her work and her approach to wood carving.

 

Notes on Woodturning Part 41 - Turning a Detailed Drawer Knob
by John Ewart
When restoring furniture, you may require a drawer knob with a detailed face such as one with a recess for inlay. John covers the methods required in forming the knob and the detail on the face.

Club Drumbeat
Hervey Bay Woodcrafts Club Inc (QLD) celebrates the opening of their major Clubhouse extension, South Auckland Woodturners Guild has grown to be the largest woodturners guild in New Zealand and in country NSW , Dubbo Community Menís Shed Inc is proud of its involvement with the men and youth in its area.

 

Laughing Kookaburra
by Carolyn McCully
Carolyn burns this attractive pyrography image of the iconic Australian Laughing Kookaburra sitting on a tree branch. Both the standard nib and the spoon shader are used to provide the detail and colouring found on the bird and the branch.

Improving the Quality of Your Woodworking
In the 48th instalment of our Beginner Series we look at the difference between accuracy and precision and the importance of considering alternative methods when trying to improve the quality of our woodworking.
 

Making a Turned Staved Bowl from a Rectangular Blank
by John Swinkels
If you have a rectangular lump of wood rather than the wide blanks usually required for bowl turning, John shows how you can still make a turned bowl using staved sides and a segmented base.

USER REPORT - AngleCube
by Aaron Barker
Aaron buys the digital angle measuring device, AngleCube by iGaging, and explores its usefulness for accurately setting up machines in the workshop.

 

A Brief History of Chip Carving
by Brian Sherlock
A keen chip carver himself, Brian gives a short history of chip carving, followed by an encouragement for hobbyist woodworkers to have a go at this distinctive carving style which requires the very minimum of tools.

Gallery
Gert Jordaan from South Africa has made eight treasure chests based on Neil Scobieís design. The chests have been made from contrasting timbers, Kiaat and South African Yellow Wood.
  Coffee Table
by Heinz Haselroither
When Heinz designed this coffee table with Japanese and Arts & Crafts influences, he didnít expect the challenges that lay ahead. In spite of its simple lines, the piece was difficult to stain and assemble, though Heinz is pleased with the result.
Products   Market Wares #28
by Athol Burnett
To sell at the markets, Athol converts thin wooden boards to soft spatulas which wonít scratch your non-stick cookware.