Issue Number 1

May/June 1985


Colour copy cover and all the black and white editorial pages.
Cost $12.10.

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Table of Contents

Why Buy Rubbish?
Some reasons for the wide variation in quality of woodworking machinery and things you should look for before you buy.

Natural lighting, naturally
First of a series about designing and making light fittings for your home - starting with Ceiling Fittings and Standard Lamps.

Turning a Table Lamp
by Mike Darlow

Old saws about saws
Two old-timers give some helpful advice on looking after hand saws.

Stick with it!
A quick guide to glues and adhesives, their major advantages and disadvantages.

Putting on a new face
by John Ewart
An experienced woodturner shows how to make a useful Centre Screw Face Plate for your lathe.

User Report
Hirsch Saw Table

So you want to turn Pro!
Mike Darlow talks about becoming a professional woodturner.

Cabriole Spells Class
There's something distinctly classy about cabriole legs.

Grog in the Glory Hole
How one woodworker solved the problems posed by that awkward space below the stairs of a terrace house.

Book Review:
Japanese Joinery by Nakahara

Timber Page