Issue Number 104

August 2002

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Neil Scobie's Wall Cabinet

Simple Doll's House Furniture

Mushroom Magic

Bark Bowls


Table of Contents


The Business End
by Juliet Bond
Learn how to make the move from hobbyist to part or full-time professional woodworker.

The New Teknatool DVR Lathe
A ground breaking innovation in motor technology is about to rock the woodlathe world.

Across The Teacher's Bench
by Les Miller
Les shows how to successfully produce panels from boards.

Old Tool Tales
by James Carse Black
Galloway planes are gems.

Dyco Returns!
NZ manufacturer returns to the Australian market.

User Report
Gilly Stephenson's Finishes

by Les Miller
Les tests a range of these Australian made waxes and polishes.

A Day In The Life of Teak & Fancy Timbers
Go behind the scenes to find out what makes this specialty timber supplier special.

User Report
Cloudmaker Vac Sac

by Neil Scobie
Neil tests the Cloudmaker Vac Sac vacuum press, laminating and bending curved slats.

Symtec Lathe Gives Old Woodie New Life
by Rick Schneider
Unique properties of the Symtec lathe revive the dream for this old-timer.

George's Corner
by George Hatfield
A wooden band hits all the right notes.

In the Tradition of the Master
Fouad Ibrahim maintains the high standards of those who came before him.

10 Misbegotten Commandments of Woodturning
by Ernie Newman
Ernie picks apart some of the fallacies promoted by so called 'experts'.

User Report
Triton 1/2" Precision Router

by Les Miller
Les reports his opinion of this new router after a period of extended use.

Adelaide & Canberra Timber & Working With Wood Shows
What's happening at this year's biggest regional woodworking shows.

Woodturning Tips
by George Hatfield
Suitable timbers and finishes for kitchenware.

User Report
SMF-2000 Sander/Microfinisher

by Les Miller
This sander/microfinisher fits the bill for any shop routinely finishing large flat surfaces.

User Report
Workshop Specs

by Les Miller
Bi-focal safety glasses are the bees' knees.



Making a Wall Cabinet
by Neil Scobie
A great place to store your precious collection, openly visible but still free from dust.

Technical Sketching - 3
by Terry Gosschalk
Your guide to the Isometric drawing of objects with circular shapes. Includes a chance to win a Woodfast DRAGONFLY sander.

Scroll Saw Some Simple Doll's House Furniture
by Stan Nemeth
This table and bench seats are ideal starter projects, and will delight children young and old.

Mushroom Magic
by Carol Rix
Use up all those tiny offcuts - even branches from the garden, and make these delightful decorations for in and around the home.

Mutual Admiration Turns Into Inspiration
by Heather Jones and Keith Long
A woodturner and a bark artist collaborate to produce uniquely decorated bowls.


Other Features

Good Ideas & Short Cuts
Cutting circles, drill press lighting and foot operation

Club Drumbeat
Woodturn 2002

Book Reviews
Finishing, Methods of Work
Router, Methods of Work
Tablesaw, Methods of Work
by Jim Richey
by Gary Rogowski
A Polishers Handbook
by Neil Ellis
Australian Woodturning Projects
by Wood Review