Issue Number 123

October 2005

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Woodturning Tips - Tall-Stem Lidded Box

Hi-Fi Tower - Part 3

Ye Olde English Stool

Long Hole Boring on a Budget

Turning with Wet Seasoned Timber

Cross-Cut Table Saw Sled

Surface Texturing - Part 4


Table of Contents


The Orbost Exhibition Centre & 2005 Wood Design Exhibition
Now in its 14th year the Wood Design Exhibition will be held in the new Orbost Exhibition Centre.

Profile - Paul Gregson (Assoc. Editor)
A 19th Century Cabinetmaker (with electricity)
To repair antiques and build matching replicas, problem-solving is just one of the challenges in Paul’s craft.

Cabinet/Box Hardware for Woodworkers
There’s still plenty of choice for hardware fittings for cabinet and box work if you know who to contact or visit.

Sturt School for Wood 2005 Exhibition.

Profile - Guilio Marcolongo
by Neil Scobie
In spite of his international reputation, Guilio remains a part-time turner with plenty of energy and enthusiasm for his hobby.

Génies de la Mer
by Steven Burrows
Exhibition of masterpieces of French Naval Sculpture at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, Sydney.

Club Drumbeat
Central Coast Woodturners and the Central Tablelands Woodcraft Inc.

20th Anniversary Competition
20 prizes to be won by 20 readers

Hycut Hollowing Tool

by Alec Bendeli
Hycut’s new tool brings deep hollowing within the reach of most budgets.

Skills Publishing Open Day
15 October 2005
- don’t miss out!

Melbourne & Hobart Timber and Working With Wood Shows
Guides for both Shows including main attractions.

Dad’s Silky Oak
by Lyndall Carroll
A favourite garden tree lives on in the family furniture.

When the Chips are Down
by Tim Skilton
The Exhibition by Woodgroup SA at the Adelaide Timber & Working with Wood Show 2005.

Bosch PRIO Lithium Ion Sander

by Scott Bauer
The cordless invasion continues with Bosch’s affordable cordless detail/finishing sander.

John Ratley’s Intarsia and Vic Sneyd’s lamps.


Woodturning Tips - Tall-Stem Lidded Box
by George Hatfield
This ornate vessel incorporates a number of turning techniques and is one of George’s favourite practice designs.

Hi-Fi Tower - Part 3
by A Barrington
Shelves and final assembly.

Making Chairs That Work - 2
by Paul Gregson, Steven Burrows and Art Burrows
From the Greek Klismos to the European 16th Cent. Joint Stool.

The Pegged & Drawn Mortice & Tenon Joint
This is a very practical joint which can be used in a number of applications and removes the reliance on glue to hold the joint together.

Ye Olde English Stool
by Jim Cleaver
Make a genuine English joint stool based on the drawings of this family heirloom.

Long Hole Boring on a Budget
by Norm McKay
More thoughts on drilling a straight hole.

Turning with Wet Seasoned Timber
by Carol Rix and John Hanrahan
Wet seasoning offers a means of drying wood faster.

Georges Corner
by George Hatfield (Assoc. Editor)
The Birthday Cane.

Cross-Cut Table Saw Sled
by D Dundas
A customised sled for a 250mm (10”) table saw plus tenoning and finger joint jigs.

Surface Texturing - Part 4
by Glenn Roberts
Distressing lathe-mounted work with power tools.

Other Features

New Products

Good Ideas & Short Cuts
Tailstock Aid, Sanding Aid, Bandsaw Trunnion Tips

Book Reviews
Classic Woodturning Projects with Bonnie Klein
by Bonnie Klein
Understanding the Spinning Wheel
by Eric J Curran
3D Scroll Saw Patterns & Techniques
by Henry Berns
3D Patterns for the Scroll Saw
by Diana Thompson
Jet Shopclass — Lathes VHS video or DVD
Success With Routing
by Stuart Lawson