Issue Number 111

October 2003

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Making and Carving Fire Bellows

More Easy Threading

The Norman Burl Holder

Box and Rack Toolholder
is the Ant's Pants

Making a Sculpture Stand

Rose Engine Part 3

Turning a Finial

Dust Hoods


Table of Contents


Cover Story: Sell Your Work
One thing is clear from our interviews with seven leading galleries in Australia and New Zealand - they are all looking for woodworkers to provide them with products to sell. But you have to know how to approach and work with them.

Adelaide Show
by Les Miller
The show gave Les a chance to catch up with Wood Group SA.

Cabinetmaking - Setting up Shop
If you are thinking about taking up woodworking and making your own furniture, this quick guide is sure to help - even if you have a workshop you may pick up some tips.

Coolum Turnfest 2003
by Ernie Newman

The Amazing Wood Plane
by Charles T Orr
You can't expect to use a new wood plane straight out of its box. This is how to get it ready for action.

Teacher's Bench
by Les Miller
Understanding wood is one of the essential keys to good woodworking.

The Norman Burl Holder
Les Norman made this device to solve a common problem - holding large burls while they are being cut with a chainsaw.

Club Drumbeat
Northern Rivers Woodcraft Group at the Jacaranda Festival.

The varied work of Les Johnson.

Melbourne Timber & Working with Wood Show 2003
The 2003 shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Adelaide have been among the best ever. Now it's Melbourne's turn.

George's Corner
Visiting woodturner, Nick Cook was impressed when he visited the Naturally Australian Wood Gallery in the Rocks (Sydney).

The Pencil
by Mike Darlow
Of course you use pencils - like every other woodworker - but do you know their history and how they are made?

by Neil Shulz
Neil discusses how to achieve the crisply defined corner cuts that are vital for many projects.

User Report
by Les Miller

User Report
New Surcare Random Orbital Sander
by Les Miller

Dust Hoods
by Glenn Roberts
Ideas on how to use Dust Hoods to reduce the dust hazard in your workshop.


Making and Carving Fire Bellows (Part 1)
by Clive Price
These attractive and effective Fire Bellows make an interesting project. They combine woodworking with some easy leatherwork.

More Easy Threading
by Keith Jeeves
Keith extends the technique shown in an earlier article by Mike Darlow to make an entire screw top box.

Box and Rack Toolholder is the Ant's Pants
by Jim McCarter
Jim's tools follow him around the workshop.

Making a Sculpture Stand
by Allan Eyers
Though designed for a specific piece of sculpture, this elegant stand would be equally suitable for many others - and while it is not overly difficult, you will find making it will test your woodworking skills.

Rose Engine Part 3
by Geoff O'Loughlin
If you still haven'’t made Geoff's Rose Engine (Issues #107 & 108), this description of some of the ways in which to use it should convince you to get started.

Woodturning Tips
by George Hatfield (Assoc. Editor)
George builds on basic skills with this advice on turning a Finial.


Other Features

Good Egg Turning Competition

Dream Workshop Giveaway 2003

Teknatool Trans Tasman Competition

Good Ideas & Short Cuts
Ultra High Gloss Finishes

New Products

Book Reviews
Woodcarving Made Easy
by Cynthia Rogers
Woodworking Class Series - Cabinetmaking
by Vincenç GIlbert & Josep López
Sharpening Pocket Reference Book
by Jim Kingshott
Restoring Wood
by Eva Pascqual i Miró, Anna Jover i Armengol & Josep Maria Miret i Farré
Making Period Dolls' House Furniture
by Derek & Sheila Rowbottom