Issue Number 75

Annual 2005


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Telephone Cabinet

Improved Dog Shed

Decorative Window Box

A Shady Spot for Summer

Long Length Storage Racks

Kitchen Roll Dispenser

Build a Barbecue

Machine-made Tool Box


Table of Contents

Renovation & Building

Save Energy, Save Money
Summer Safety & Savings

by Origin Energy
A couple of quick quizzes to find out how much you really know about reducing your electricity bill and electrical safety.

Power Tools for the Serious Renovator
You wouldn’t build a coffee table with hand tools, so why use them for renovation work? We examine some of the more unusual tools available to make light work of your next home improvement project.

Metabo KGS 1880 Plus Sliding Compound Saw

by Les Miller
This is a well-built machine for light industrial or serious DIY use.

Win a Metabo Saw! Entry coupon.

Urban Rainwater Tanks
Tanks are making a comeback for suburban homes, but before you race out and buy one, some research and decision-making is required.

Shifting a Queenslander
by Geoff Thompson
Relocating and restoring older homes in Queensland has become big business. Geoff looks at some of the hurdles to be overcome and the costs involved.

StableMate PLUS-100 Portable Mitre Saw Stand & Saw Horse
by Shaun Barton
A well-engineered portable stand to make your drop, mitre or sliding compound mitre saw easier and safer to use, especially on the work site.


DIY with Bunnings Warehouse
Summer Gardens & the Triton System

Tips on feeding, watering and maintaining your lawn and garden. If you’d prefer to stay out of the sun, Bunnings Warehouse has the Triton 2000 EV Workcentre.

The Triton Workshop
The Biscuit Jointer — Part 2 — Mid-panel joints

by Stuart Lees
President of the Triton Woodworkers Club, Holmesglen, Stuart demonstrates how the Triton system can be adapted for mid-panel biscuit joints.

A Triton Kitchen
by Stuart Lees
Build your own kitchen with the Triton woodworking system.

Triton Tips & Ideas
Router mounting markings — Drafting Arm for Extension Table — Dust Mask Quick Release — Router Mounting Plate — Fat Wheels.

Triton Club’s Plank Competition
The Triton Owners Club (Oyster Bay) NSW Inc’s Plank Competition for 2004 was a good demonstration of the variety of woodworking possible with the Triton system.

MitrePlan (Mitre 10)
Build a Barbecue

With basic bricklaying skills and the help of a few tips, you can build a wood or gas fired brick barbecue for summer.

Tools & Tips
by Les Miller, Associate Editor
Machine-made Tool Box — this issue’s project can be made with hand or power tools, but Les takes the opportunity to build it solely with machines to demonstrate the capabilities of modern power tools.


Telephone Cabinet
by Leigh Brown
An attractive but simple two-door design that can be adapted to a variety of uses.

Improved Dog Shed
by John Newman
If your dogs need a bigger kennel, maybe a shed is the answer!

Decorative Window Box
by David Haskett
Flower-filled display boxes are an attractive addition to any home.

A Shady Spot for Summer
by Eris Kennedy
Transform that unused nook with a pergola and shadecloth.

Long Length Storage Racks
by John Newman
Make your own racking to safely store timber, pipes, steel and other long items.

Kitchen Roll Dispenser
by Chris Beswick
A simple woodworking project for the kitchen (or the laundry or the workshop).

Book Reviews
Home Storage Projects
by Paul Anthony

Quick & Easy Custom Cabinets
by Anthony Guidice
Fast, Easy & Accurate Router Jigs
by Pat Warner
Doors & Entryways
by William P Spence
Stonework for the Garden
by Alan & Gill Bridgewater