Issue Number 107

February 2003


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Pine Wine Cooler

Carving Calligraphy

The Rose Engine

Neil Scobie's
Curved Front Table Part II

Using your Scrollchuck

Cutting Gears


Table of Contents


You can be a Woodcarver
Our introduction to woodcarving makes it easy for you to get started - includes tips on tools, timbers and techniques from some of Australia's leading exponents of the craft.

Festival of the Forest
by Art Burrows
Each year, for 30 years, Ravenshoe in Far North Queensland has been host to a unique exhibition of woodcraft.

The Teache's Bench
by Les Miller
Like every other aspect of woodworking, cramping has to be approached with care if it is to be effective.

Choosing Japanese Tools for your Workshop
The second part of this series introduces traditional Japanese saws

2002 Orbost Wood Design Exhibition
by Hamish Hill
Hamish tells us his personal philosophy on viewing exhibitions.

2002 Triton Toy Competition

User Report
EZ Sand Pro

by Les Miller

Kids in the Workshop
by JK Bond
If you go about it the right way, the kids will do something useful, they will enjoy themselves - and so will you.

Student Woodworking adds to Festival
Five schools participated in this Woodworking Competition.

George's Corner
by George Hatfield
Machined figurine gives George a 'Gulliver' feeling.

Buying Your First Scrollsaw
by Neil Schulz

Models or Toys
by John Hollinshead
Models may not be toys - but they can be a woodworker's passion.



Pine Wine Cooler
by Graham Redden
The perfect table accessory for dinner on a warm evening.

Carving Calligraphy
by Buddy Smith
If you have never carved letterforms before, now is the time to start. Buddy gives advice on tools and techniques.

The Rose Engine (Pt 1)
by Geoff O'Loughlin
You could spend years searching for one of the few remaining Holtzapfell lathes - or you could follow Geoff's lead and make your own Rose Engine.

A Curved Front Table (Pt.2)
by Neil Scobie
Part 2 of this article completes Neil's description of how to make an attractive curved front table for your home.

Technical Sketching - 6
by Terry Gosschalk
Two Point Perspective helps make your furniture sketches more realistic.

Woodturning Tips
by George Hatfield
Wooden pads extend the use of your scrollchuck.

Get into Gear
by John K Looker
Ever wished you could make your own hard to get replacement parts? A retired patternmaker shows you how.

Other Features

Good Ideas & Short Cuts
Truning twisted planks and bandsaw safety

Club Drumbeat
Toowoomba Goes Gold

Book Reviews
Woodworker's Power Tools
by Rick Peters
Carving Architectural Detail in Wood
by Frederick Wilbur
Wooden Toys
by Ingvar Nielsen
The Scroll Saw Handbook
by Patrick Spielman