Issue Number 134

August 2007

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Shaping a Grinding Wheel to Make a Beading Tool

Pierced Carving in Red Cedar

Low Cost Vortex Chip Separator

Monochrome Shells

The Grandmother Clock

Cutting Board Rack for the Kitchen

Bling Box

Salt Cellar Spoon

Scrollsawn Australiana - 2

Grand Piano for an Electronic Keyboard



Table of Contents


Ron Girdler's Samovar
Ron continues his interest in turning metal items in wood.

Commercially Made Workbenches
The workbench is the hub of most workshops but often overlooked. You can make your own but buying one allows you to get stuck into your other projects.

Club Drumbeat
The Decorative & Ornamental Turners Society (DOTS) QLD.

Hawkesbury Show 2007
by Paul Gregson, Associate Editor

Gary Pye Woodturning & the Let's Make Time Clock Company
Supplying tools to fellow Club members led to two full time businesses.

Georges Corner
by George Hatfield (Assoc. Editor)
Challenge 2007 held in the Blue Mountains NSW

Rotomount Carving Stand

by Robbie Graham
This heavy duty swivel stand is suitable for many woodworking applications.


Columbian Titanium coated Forstner Bits

by Alan Bunting
The Titanium coating gives large burn-free holes.

Tumut 2007 Exhibition
Now in its seventh year the Tumut exhibition has turned into a regional event.

Woodworking Q&A
by Paul Gregson (Assoc. Editor)
Replacement plane blades and sacrificial coatings

2006 Jacaranda Festival Competition

Slick Saw Overlays

by Scott Bauer

Adelaide/Canberra Show Guide
Full guide to the Timber & Working with Wood Shows in Adelaide, 27-29 July, and Canberra, 7-9 September.

Classic Clockcase Styles
by Cedric Shorey Ph.D
Cedric takes us on a tour of his interest in clocks.

Carving Workshop in a Suitcase

Zinsser QUICK-15 Varnishes

by Paul Gregson, Associate Editor


Shaping a Grinding Wheel to Make a Beading Tool
by George Hatfield (Associate Editor)
You can make your own beading tools, but first you need a suitably profiled grinding wheel.

Pierced Carving in Red Cedar
by Kaz Depczynski
Kaz describes the process by which he transformed a log into a pierced basket of carved branches, flowers and leaves.

Low Cost Vortex Chip Separator
by Alexander Bendeli
A vortex separator makes life easier for your dust extractor.

Monochrome Shells
by Carolyn McCully
An interesting exercise in light and dark pyrographic techniques.

The Grandmother Clock
by John Sully
Making a clock from plans, Sheoak boards and 'having a go'.

Cutting Board Rack for the Kitchen
by Alan Barcher
A simple but very useful project for the home.

Bling Box
by Don Phillips
A bigger box for modern jewellery.

Salt Cellar Spoon
by Rob Wood
A simple solution to shaping a spoon.

Scrollsawn Australiana - 2
by Wolfgang Böttcher
The Billabong - the central panel in the Australiana pattern.

Grand Piano for an Electronic Keyboard
by Reg Cooke
This is a large project but it's a much more impressive support for a keyboard than the average metal stand.

Other Features

New Products

Good Ideas & Short Cuts
Bandsaw crosscut sled and a homemade mallet

Book Reviews
Clock Making - 18 Antique Designs for the Woodworker
by John A Nelson

500 Workshop Tips & Jigs
by Guild Of Master Craftsman Publications
Checkering & Carving of Gunstocks
by Monty Kennedy
The Pen Turner’s Workbook
by Barry Gross
Make Your Own Walking Sticks
by Charles Self