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Better Windows for a Better View
by John Ross
Builder Glenn Dorbush invested in high performance windows so that he could
keep his magnificent views over Melbourne, the beaches and the mountains, rather
than shut them out.
Lithgow’s annual metal arts and crafts festival to be held at the
State Mine Heritage Park, 26-27 April.
As decorating styles diversify, doors are being made in an
ever increasing range of types and designs to suit virtually any decor and purpose.
for a Dry Climate
Changing the style of your garden can keep it looking
great, even in very dry conditions. With hardy plants, mulch, shade trees and
paving, you can create a relaxing and interesting garden which requires less water
Not Too Difficult Art of Adding a Bathroom - 3
Fitting out the bathroom,
in readiness for the plumber and electrician.
About Electricity Without Getting Bored - 31
Electrical current and frequency.
Renovation — Learn from the Experts
Sustainable Houses - Renovating Your
Home national seminar series 26 May - 5 June.
by Glenn Roberts
Changing lamps to achieve
better lighting is a good idea in the workshop as well as the home.
Simple - 4
Banging pipes — the problems of loose saddles and water hammer,
and how to fix them.
Drought Tolerant Plants
new nursery ranges assist in reducing water consumption in the garden.
An Exercise in Stop Blocks — Ye Olde Biplane
Using a series of stop block jigs, this toy biplane can be
‘mass-produced’ for schools, fairs and charities.
Triton in Japan
The Triton Club phenomenon has arrived in Japan with the
formation of the first Japanese Club last December.
Build a Storage Chest
Make a custom-sized timber chest
to store blankets, toys or sports gear.
by Les Miller
Cutting Metal — Using a Hacksaw.
Since a hacksaw is quite different to a wood saw, it is easy to misuse it, with
dire results. With a few tips and a basic understanding of the design of the hacksaw,
you’ll be cutting metal quickly and easily.
Lowdown on Carpet Tiles
Carpet tiles are available in a range of colours,
quality and prices to suit residential, as well as commercial, applications. They’re
easier to lay than broadloom carpet, and individual tiles can be replaced in the
event of permanent damage such as a stain or burn.
by Peter Dorman
Convert an ordinary timber
slab into a stunning coffee table, using basic tools and techniques.
from a Stack — X-legged Outdoor Stool
by Leigh Brown
from a neighbour’s pergola were used to make this sturdy outdoor stool or bench
by David Haskett
This brazed metal candelabra makes
an attractive centre tablepiece and can be made in the home workshop.
by Eris Kennedy
A metalworking project without
welding, this durable aluminium cage can be adapted to various larger pets.
and Maintaining Doors
by Paul M Johnson
Tips and tricks to
successfully hanging and repairing doors, and making them operate smoothly.
Making Arbors and Trellises
by Marcianne Miller & Olivier
Making Doll's Houses
by Brian Nicholls
by Derek Fell