Issue Number 37

May 1998


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Making a Garden Gate

Classic Buffet & Hutch

BBQ Tools and Accessories

Leather Pouch for your
Mobile Phone


Table of Contents


Button up Your Woodwork
Improve the appearance of your cabinetwork with easy-to-make wooden buttons.

Hang that Gate!
by Lindsay G Collins
Like everything, there's tricks to making and hanging a gate. Lindsay tells us how.

A Classic Buffet & Hutch
by Craig Tilley
The beautiful style of this piece never goes out of fashion.

Home Improvement Basics: Painting - 1
by James Lynne
Tips and tricks to buying paint and equipment.

Home Improvement Basics: Plasterboard - 1
Pioneer Plasterboard/CSR Gyprock
Cutting and fixing the sheets.

BBQ Tools
A little work and a few oddments can make your next barbecue a lot easier and safer.

Design & Construction of a Scroll Saw
Part 1 of 2 parts
by J Lauridsen
An advanced metalworking project that offers insight into how a scroll saw works.

Leather in the Workshop - 6
by J Swinkels
A rugged tool-belt pouch for your mobile phone.

Building a Shed - 4
Finishing the frame; wall and roof cladding.



Staying Warm with Wood
Due to recent advances in design, wood heating is more attractive than ever as a means of staying warm this winter.

Painting Older Houses
by David Haymes, Haymes Paint
Art Deco & Moderne circa 1930s

User Report
Record DX 2000 Dust Extractor

by M Britt
This handy shopvac attaches to large equipment and power tools, and can be used to clean the workshop floor.

Learning About Electricity Without Getting Bored - 3
Wiring faults and dangers.

Winterise your Home & Stay Warm!
How to insulate and draughtproof your home to keep it warmer and reduce your energy bills.

DIY with Bunnings Warehouse
How to extend your living area.

Save Energy, Save Money
by John Ross, Integral Energy
Refrigerators, freezers and paying less to keep things cold.

MitrePlan (Mitre10)
Build a Deck

Book Reviews
Built-In Essentials
by Black & Decker
Termites and Borers: A Homeowner's Guide to Detection and Control
by Hadlington and Marsden
by The Best of Fine Homebuilding