Issue Number 119

February 2005

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Making a Pepper Grinder

Making a Rocking Chair - Part 3

36 Drawer Cabinet

Carving Feathers

Neat Little Jewellery Dishes

Inverted Sanders

Scrollsaw Modification for Plain Blades



Table of Contents


The Timber Benders
150-year-old equipment forms the backbone of this growing timber bending enterprise in Daylesford, Victoria.

Purchasing a Router
A guide to router selection plus a survey of most of the router models currently available.

Get More From Your Batteries
We de-mystify rechargeable battery technology and show you how to make your cordless tools perform better and the batteries last longer.

Review of the stunning work on display at the 3rd Tweed Wood Biennial Exhibition.

Club Drumbeat
Copper Coast Woodwork Group
In three short years this group has grown into a thriving club covering virtually all aspects of woodworking.

Across the Teacher's Bench
by Les Miller (Assoc. Editor)
The ABC of Power Tools - Part 4, Portable Circular Saws.

Jim Cleaver's Ancient Egyptian Adze
Using the AWW plans, Jim built a working adze.

Equipment for the Ultimate Workshop - 6
Carba-tec's industrial quality 400mm bandsaw.

Making Shaping & Sanding a Little Easier
by Glenn Roberts
Glenn examines some of the specialised carving, shaping and sanding options now available.

JET Universal Mobile Base

by Greg Burnham

Woodwork Competition
Details of the woodwork competition to be held at every Timber & Working with Wood Show this year. Be in it and visit the show to see all the entries.

Going Solar
The Robertson Mill installation in Gympie QLD is one of the larger commercial solar kilns in the country.

Catching Up with Vic Wood
by Neil Scobie
While taking it a little easier these days, Vic, one of Australia's best known turners, is still very much involved in Australian woodworking.

A model stagecoach, Olympic Torch display, home-made bandsaw and photographic pyrography

Woodturn 2004
by George Hatfield
Richard Raffan, Soren Berger, Theo Haralampou and Tim Skilton demonstrate at Meadowbank TAFE

Skills Publishing Open Day 2004


Woodturning Tips
by George Hatfield
Making a Pepper Grinder.

Five Chairs for Posterity - 3
by Jim Cleaver
In this final instalment Jim finishes the legs and rests and assembles the chairs.

36 Drawer Cabinet
by Trevor Larkey
Inspired by a 1959 magazine cover this multi-drawer cabinet is ideal for the keen sewing or hobby enthusiast.

Carving Feathers
by Buddy Smith
A big feather makes an interesting exercise.

Neat Little Jewellery Dishes
by Carol Rix
A simple but very useful item that combines faceplate and between-centres turning.

George's Corner
Results of the Clock Competition.

Inverted Sanders
by Jim McCarter and Pat Crowe
Converting a portable belt sander into an 'upside-down' bench-top sander.

Scrollsaw Modification for Plain Blades
by Steve Manning
Adaptors allow plain blades to be fitted to pinned blade scrollsaws.

Other Features

New Products

Good Ideas & Short Cuts
Triton router table set-up, Making a screw chuck & Keeping the pressure on

Book Reviews
The Pocket Hole Drilling Jig Project Book
by Danny Proulx
Turned Chessmen
by Mike Darlow
A Guide to Work-Holding on the Lathe
by Fred Holder
Chainsaw Carving
by Hal MacIntosh