Issue Number 63

September 2002


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Sample Nut/Bolt Board

Folding Coffee Table

Teddy Bear Tree

Hardwood Kitchen Table

Cat Palace


Table of Contents

Renovation & Building

Save Energy, Save Money
Nambucca’s Hand Made Houses
by John Ross
Nambucca Valley on NSW’s North Coast is home to a number of unconventionally-built houses that will be open to the public this September.

Is Your Pool Ready for Summer?
Winter pool care can make a big difference to your summer fun.

When Your House Fights Back!
by Victoria Osborne
Hidden costs arise when ‘the house fights back’ against the new owners.

When a Drip is a Good Thing
Drip edges and grooves are a common detail in good house construction.

Borer Attack
by Glenn Roberts
Investigation of damage to a verandah revealed that not all building pests are termites.

Termite Attack
by Pat Crowe
Even with regular inspection, unwanted guests can still arrive.

Plumb Simple - 1
The mains water supply

Learning About Electricity Without Getting Bored - 28
Light globes and their application.



Painting the Town Green
Sydney’s Hardwarehouses go green in their conversion to Bunnings Warehouse stores.

DIY with Bunnings Warehouse
Father’s Day Power Tools Great tools to give or receive, from Black & Decker, Bosch, GMC and Ryobi.

The Triton Workshop
New Triton Product — the Wood Rack No-Leak Connections
by J Kerr
Easier Measuring
by Bob Ellis
Easier Movement
Triton Owners’ Club Northern Beaches Incorporated Roseville NSW

MitrePlan (Mitre 10)
Install Your Own Shelving.

Tools & Tips
by Les Miller
Toolbox saws — from Spear & Jackson to hardpoints, from rip saws to coping saws. How to use a saw and look after it.

User Report
Framer’s Clamp

by Craig Tilley
A framer’s clamp makes mitred joints easy.



Sample Nut/Bolt Board
by Glenn Roberts
Use some of the odd nuts and bolts in your workshop to make up a very useful thread reference board.

Folding Coffee Table
by David Haskett
A timber ‘spring’ makes this coffee table something different from the usual offering.

Teddy Bear Tree
by A Wiseman
For anyone with a cherished collection, this ‘tree’ makes a great display stand.

Chisel Rehabilitation
by Pat Crowe
Patience and some woodturning saved this chisel from the rubbish bin.

Australian Hardwood Table
by John Newman
Salvaged timber makes a solid family dining table that will last for years and years.

Making a Grass Catcher Last
by Pat Crowe
Here’s a few tricks to getting a bit more life out of your mower catcher.

Cat Palace
by Alan Logan
A fitting abode for the king or queen of the house.

Readers’ Hints & Tips
Dust covers, bedside lamp, and an anti-scratch jigsaw base.


Book Reviews
On The Shelf
by Alan and Gill Bridgewater
Space Saving Furniture Projects for the Home
by Dave Mackenzie
Entertainment Centers You Can Make
by Paul Gerhards
The Mini Power Tool Handbook
by Zachary Taylor and Colin Bullock