Issue Number 109

June 2003

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How to Turn Beads,
Hollows and Fillets

Make your own MiniBar

Wind-Up Merry-go-Round

An Aid to Drilling

Wall Telephone

Mini Clock Project for
your Scrollsaw

A Rosewood Mirror


Table of Contents


The Wonderful World of Woodturning
Hints and tips on getting started in woodturning

Cover Story: The First Auckland Timber & Working with Wood Show
This should convince you to mark the Auckland Show on your 2004 calendar.

Across the Teacher's Bench
by Les Miller
Les continues his back to basics introduction to woodworking.

Woodturning in NZ
by Ernie Newman
New Zealand continues to be fertile ground for the development of world-class woodturning.

The Texas Rocker
by Geoff McGowan

Striving for Excellence
by Steven Burrows (Managing Editor)
When Festool invited a select few of the world's woodworking editors to visit Germany, Steven was there to see the Festool factory, some of their cabinetmaker customers and Europe's leading woodworking trade show.

Woodturning Tips
by George Hatfield
George's treatment of Beads, Hollows and Fillets is designed to help beginners and remind more advanced turners.

Good Egg Competition
A new competition for woodturners. Great prizes and a chance to be a good egg as well as make one.

Sydney 2003 Timber & Working with Wood Show
The organisers say it will be their biggest Sydney Show.

Squeezing Space for a Saving

A Display Befitting Treasures

George's Corner
by George Hatfield

Angle Mag
Sydney inventor, Jeff Snell, won a gold medal with his Angle Mag at the Salon International des Inventons in Geneva.

This is a Big Bowl
by Con Jansen
If you want to make a big bowl, a really BIG bowl, first design your lathe...

Triton Wooden Toy Competition
Get your entry form today. Second Prize winners receive woodworking instruction course from three generous sponsors.

User Report
PVA Aussie Glue
by Les Miller

User Report
Carbrasive Power Carving Disc
by Maricha Oxley

User Report
Wattyl Professional High Gloss Estapol
by Les Miller



Make your own MiniBar
by Alan Burns
Alan shows how the Minibar was finished and describes making the wine racks based on trial and error to ensure they would accept a wide range of bottle size and shape.

Wind-Up Merry-go-Round
by Ted Stewart-Wynn
This simple toy is a classic beginner's project.

An Aid to Accurate Drilling
by Paul Mether
This simple arrangement could be used as the basis for workbench jigs too.

A Call From the Past -- Wall Telephone (c. 1940) Pt.2
by Robert Allison
The author not only completed the woodwork, he made this a working telephone for the hallway of his home.

Musical Interlude - Mini Clock
by Neil Shulz
Neil's pattern will help you start to really use your Scrollsaw.

Designs The Easy Way
by Cynthia Rogers
A guide to Design-It-Yourself woodcarving.

A Rosewood Mirror
by Cynthia Rogers


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