Issue Number 108

April 2003


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A Call From The Past:
Wall Telephone c. 1940

Make your own MiniBar

Boat Building with Plywood

Carving a Dragon

Combined Marquetry,
Laminating and Woodturning

Woodturning Tips


Table of Contents


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2003 Timber & Working with Wood Show
There'll be even more new products at this year's largest-ever Brisbane Show.

Choosing Japanese Tools for your Workshop
The third and final article in this series discusses traditional Japanese chisels.

Teknatool Trans Tasman Innovative Woodturning Competition
A new competition with a fabulous prize.

Woodturning Design
by Mike Darlow
This excerpt from Mike's new book examines the subject of design.

Setting up your Scroll Saw
by Neil Schulz
OK, you've bought your scroll saw. Now you need to set it up so you can do your best work.

Using a Pallet as a Pallete
by Neil Scobie
It's amazing what some people can do with a used pallet.

Birth of a Woodturner
by Robyn Baer

Exploding Timber
by Rupert Goodall

George's Corner
by George Hatfield

Teacher's Bench
by Les Miller
Let's Talk Woodworking is the first in Les Miller's new series about the basics.

Woodturning Tips
by George Hatfield
George has chosen a circular picture frame as the first in his new series of projects to test and hone your woodturning skills.

From Backyard to the World
Australian manufactured WoodWizz continues its success both here and overseas.

Lathe Survey
This Lathe Survey provides essential specifications for more than 50 lathes currently available in Australia. It also includes a few words from the makers about what they believe to be their lathe's most important features.

User Report

by Les Miller
Small and inexpensive, the Vac-Clamp brings a high production facility to the modest workshop.

User Report
Dyco Woodworker

by Neil Scobie
A 5-in-1 combination woodworking machine for the small to medium sized workshop.



A Call From The Past:
Wall Telephone c. 1940 (Pt.1)

by Robert Allison
An ornament, a conversation piece, a fully functioning telephone or just a bit of nostalgia. However you use it, this retro phone will be an attractive addition to your home.

Make your own MiniBar
by Alan Burns
Alan didn't have room for a walk-in bar so he designed and built this neat little MiniBar for his dining room.

Boat Building with Plywood
by Rob Bruce
Rob shows why plywood is the ideal material for the backyard boat builder.

The Rose Engine (Pt.2)
by Geoff O'Loughlin
The second and final part of Geoff's article about the construction and use of his Rose Engine

Carving a Dragon
by Buddy Smith
If you liked the Dragon on the cover of our last issue, here's your chance to carve one for yourself.

Technical Sketching - 7
by Terry Gosschalk
The last article in this series discusses the use of Single Point Perspective for 3D sketching.

Combined Marquetry, Laminating and Woodturning
by Keith Tory
Combining techniques from several woodworking disciplines can have interesting and attractive results.


Other Features

Book Reviews
Handbook of Practical Woodowrking Techniques
by Robert Lento
Woodcarving, 20 great projects for beginners & weekend carvers
by John Hillyer
Decorating Wood
by Pascual Miro
Making Shoji
by Toshio Odate