Issue Number 60

March 2002


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Swingin' Dolls Cradle

Keyboard Stand

Drop Leaf Coffee Table

Bird/Bat Houses



Table of Contents

Renovation & Building

Save Energy, Save Money
Dyson DC07 with Radix8 Cyclone Technology ó Dysonís new and improved vacuum cleaner.

Save Energy, Save Money
Run Fluorescents for Less ó Light Eco combines microprocessor technology with energy-saving research.

Build Your Own Dream Kitchen
By using the services of a specialist kitchen supplier, building your own kitchen can be a lot easier than you think.

Privacy in a Flash!
by Sharon Bentham
Coolaroo blinds offer a quick solution to privacy and sun problems.

Low Voltage Cordless
Metaboís new 4.8V compact screwdriver.

Paying Off Your Mortgage
A guide to getting the best value from your home loan, from the publishers of Your Mortgage Home Buyers Guide.

User Report
Chipper Chopper Magnum Mulcher

by Glenn Roberts
Selecting and using an electric mulcher for the garden.

Learning About Electricity Without Getting Bored - 25
Introduction to home computers.



DIY with Bunnings Warehouse
Transform Your House with Paint!
The latest special effects paint products offer radical new hues and textures for almost any surface.

The Triton Workshop
Router Adjustment Bracket for the router table, Frequently Asked Questions about the Triton products, and the Triton Owners Club, Oyster Bay NSW.

MitrePlan (Mitre 10)
Build Your Own Garden Shed ó A guide to building a small shed.

Tools & Tips
by Les Miller
Toobox Files ó Everday files, what they are used for and how to use them effectively.

User Report
Panasonic 15.6V EY6535 MULTI Drill/Driver

by K Dunstan
This top-of-the-line cordless tool drills, screws and fastens bolts!



Readersí Hints & Tips
Temporary curtain holder, recycled milk containers.

Set Up a Sharpening Centre
by Craig Tilley
Something every workshop should have ó a dedicated location for all the tool sharpening equipment.

A Swinginí Dollís Cradle
by Lindsay G Collins
An attractive dollís cradle to be passed down from mother to daughter.

The Big Clean-up
by Pat Crowe
A workshop tale.

Keyboard Stand
by Leigh Brown
A made-to-measure stand to suit keyboard style instruments.

Drop Leaf Coffee Table
by David Haskett
The swivel top activates the drop leaves.

Bird/Bat Houses
by Alan Stewart
Attract native birds and get rid of mossies with this simple project.

Outdoor Play or Work Stand
by Rudolf Scheerle
Inexpensive to make, this stand is great for tether ball and any other use where you donít want to drive a stake into the ground (or the floor!).


Book Reviews
The Penguin Australian Do-It-Yourself manual: The Complete Guide to Home Repairs and Improvements
Repair and Renovate Windows and Doors
by Julian Cassell and Peter Parham
Good Timber Cladding Practice