Issue Number 117

October 2004

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Making a Specimen Vase

Five Chairs for Posterity

A Polygonal Bowl with Legs

Keepsake Boxes

Getting Rid of Problem Dust



Table of Contents


Chainsaw Chic
Angela Polglaze has carved out an international reputation in an extreme art form - chainsaw sculpture.

Shopping for a Bandsaw
Determine the features you need so you can gain optimum performance and versatility without buying a model that is too big or expensive for your requirements.

Bandsaw Survey
Over 50 models to choose from, ranging in price from under $500 to over $9000, to suit everyone from the occasional hobbyist to the professional woodworker.

Did They Really Have a Lathe?
by Art Burrows
Ancient Egyptians are credited with inventing the lathe, but the debate continues.

Equipment for the Ultimate Workshop - 4
Colen Clenton's ingeniously designed and made marking tools and the SPD-25A drilling machine from Hare & Forbes.

International Outlook for Sturt School
The well-respected Sturt School for Wood in Mittagong NSW has received international accreditation to accept overseas students.

Bill David's dray and Laurie Trembath's Cedar creations.

Across the Teacher's Bench
by Les Miller
The ABC of Power Tools - Part 2, Drill bits and accessories.

Melbourne and Hobart Timber & Working with Wood Shows
Guide to the attractions and seminars at these upcoming Shows. Don'ít miss Richard Raffan in Hobart and Guilio Marcolongo and Angela Polglaze in Melbourne.

An Eight Year Project
by Kathy Muhlhan
Started by her late husband and finished by her nephew, Pip's library chair has been a labour of love.

Orbost Exhibition Centre to House National Collection
The National Collection of Wood Design will have a permanent display in Orbost's new arts building.

Tim Skilton Pot Entries

George's Corner
Wooden Winged Things and notes on the wine goblet project.

Skills Publishing Open Day

Performax 10-20 Drum Sander Plus

by Neil Scobie

3D Drawing Board

by Steven Burrows

Perfect Gloss

by Adrian Bryant


Drum Sanders for Scrollsaw Work
by Neil Schulz
While drum sanders are a major purchase, they offer a lot of advantages to scrollers.

Woodturning Tips
by George Hatfield
Making a Specimen Vase - George turns a small vase with test tube insert from a Mesquite offcut.

Five Chairs for Posterity - 1
by JM Cleaver
A restored rocking chair provides the inspiration for five new family heirlooms.

A Polygonal Bowl with Legs
by Lawrie Salter
What do you get when you turn a multi-sided blank? Lawrie experimented and came up with this attractive and unusual shape.

Keepsake Boxes - 2
by Maricha Oxley
Final notes on carving these small Huon Pine boxes with a koala theme.

Getting Rid of Problem Dust
by John Greenlees
Custom-made cyclone used to upgrade mobile dust extractor.

Other Features

New Products

Good Ideas & Short Cuts
Jigsaw into Scrollsaw

Book Reviews
Architectural Carving: Techniques for Power & Hand Tools
by Mike Burton
The Practice of Woodturning - DVD
by Mike Darlow
Upholstery - A Complete Course (Revised Edition)
by David James
The Fine Art of Cabinetmaking
by James Krenov