Issue Number 130

December 2006

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Gavel and Striking Plate

Electronic Dinner Bell

Heritage Photo Frames

French Knitting Mushroom

Carved Medal Display

The Celtic Knot

End Grain Coping Jig for
the Router Table

The Scrollsawn Panda

The Printer's Friend



Table of Contents


Dean Malcolm's Wood Works Gallery
Renowned WA woodturner, Dean Malcolm, operates his own gallery in Albany, selling his own work and that of craftspeople in the region.

Jonathon Knowles - The Clock People
After 20 years in the business, there is still strong demand for their clocks and clock parts.

Cordless Circular Saws for the Workshop
The new Lithium Ion batteries promise to give cordless circular saws the power they need.

A Rocking Horse Christmas
by Viktoria Woolcock

Glass Coat Epoxy Finish

by Scott Bauer

The Carvers of Sagar
by Barrie Scott BA (Hons)
Centuries old traditions continue in the carving of Sandalwood.

Sandalwood in Australia
Australia is one of the world's largest producers of commercial Sandalwood.

Scrollsaw Class in the Blue Mtns

Toowoomba Woodcrafters' Golden Gouge Competition and Bryan Loates' miniature trophies.

Jewellery Box Competition 2006

Fairfield High School NSW HSC Students 2006
Dedication and hard work pays off for the Industrial Technology - Timber class.

2nd National Scrollsaw Show
The Australian Scrollsaw Network's Exhibition in Adelaide was another success for scrollers.

Surfaces 2006
The annual exhibition by graduate students from the Australian School of Fine Wood (WA).

George's Corner
by George Hatfield (Assoc. Editor)
Texas Oddities.

Club Drumbeat
Gippsland Woodcraft Group Inc (VIC)

2006 Wood Design Exhibition
Orbost Exhibition Centre and the annual 2006 Wood Design Competition.

A Fitting Trophy
The perpetual 'camera' trophy for An Artisan at Work competition.


Gavel and Striking Plate
by George Hatfield (Assoc. Editor)
This small project is more challenging than it might appear at first glance.

Stop/Start Your Machines
by Glenn Roberts
Glenn looks at the options available when you have an electrician wire up your machine.

Electronic Dinner Bell
by Aaron Ehrlich
Fun turning project with a purpose.

Heritage Photo Frames
by Carol Rix
A 1940s frame was the inspiration for this project.

French Knitting Mushroom
by John Swinkels
This age old toy is still popular with children.

Carved Medal Display
by Troy McDonald
An attractive display box with attached carving that could be adapted to suit many applications.

The Celtic Knot
by Carolyn McCully
Itís fun and good practice to burn a knot or two.

End Grain Coping Jig for the Router Table
by John Looker
This simple jig makes routing the ends of rails for panel work much safer and easier.

An Old Rust Removal Method
by Pat Crowe
Pat demonstrates that vinegar can work wonders.

The Scrollsawn Panda
by Wolfgang Bottcher
Fur, trees, moss and berries make this an interesting subject.

The Printer's Friend
by Alan Burke
An elegant sheet and envelope holder for use with your computer.

Other Features

New Products

Good Ideas & Short Cuts
Knife setting jig for planer/thicknesser

Book Reviews
The Traditional Bowyer's Bible: Vol. One, Two & Three
The Complete Japanese Joinery Translated
by Koichi Paul Nil
Wooden CHESS SETS You can Make
by Diana Thompson