Issue Number 136

December 2007

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Collector'ís Cabinet

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Chip Carved Hearth Stool

Make Your Own Ultimate Router Table

Magnolia Flower - Pyrography

Scrollsawn Sailing Ship



Table of Contents


Ratchet Bowl Holder Saves Time

Annual Australian Wood Design Exhibition 2007

Rocky's Planes
Since his cabinetmaking apprenticeship, Rocky has had an interest in handplanes and now his collection is nearing 200.

Fairfield High School NSW
HSC students' work for the 2007 HSC, Industrial Technology - Timber.

Exhibition of pieces by the 2007 students at the Sturt School for Wood, Mittagong NSW.

Club Drumbeat
Bega District Woodcraft Association (NSW), Hills Woodworkers (SA) and the Canterbury Men's Shed (NSW).

Woodworking Questions & Answers
by Paul Gregson (Associate Editor)
Lighten Old Timber.

Mulwaree HSC Goulburn NSW
HSC students' work for the 2007 HSC, Industrial Technology - Timber.

Tormek T-7 Tool Sharpening System
by Adam Barkin
The latest version of the Tormek Sharpening System offers more features to enable you to sharpen almost any tool to a professional standard every time.

Woodturning Design
by George Hatfield (Associate Editor)
Design is partly a matter of personal taste, but if you want others to admire what you have turned, George offers a number of principles and rules to guide your work.

Brian's Chinese Lanterns, McLaren's trio of grandfather clocks and Hamilton's wooden metalworking.

FEIN Multimaster Giveaway

Fein MultiMaster 250Q
by Barry Wilson
This may look like a detail sander, but how many tools will plunge cut a hole into a skirting, flush with the floor? Read Barry's review for more information on the amazing versatility of the FEIN MultiMaster.

Treasures In Timber 2007
The 25th Annual Exhibition by the Woodcraft Guild ACT Inc.

George's Corner
by George Hatfield (Associate Editor)
Chalk and Cheese - a pair of knobs illustrate the importance of good design to the beholder, even if they are not trained in design.


Collector's Cabinet - 1
by Allen Barrett
Display your collectables or memorabilia in this attractive Tasmanian Myrtle cabinet.

Inlaid Key Box
by Don Phillips
This modern design for a handy key box for the home or workshop incorporates a simple inlay pattern.

Pine Fruit Bowl with Pewter Ring
by John Swinkels
John embellishes this practical bowl with scorched rings and a cast pewter insert.

Chip Carved Hearth Stool
by W A Lane
Bill sets out to make his own 15th Century Norman Gothic Hearth Stool, based on the carving patterns found in Wayne Bartonís chip carving books.

Make Your Own Ultimate Router Table
by Geoff Birtles
Geoff explains the features of his 'work in progress', his ultimate router table, to encourage others to have a go at developing their own versions of this versatile workshop machine.

Magnolia Flower - Pyrography
by Carolyn McCully
This flora project shows you how to adapt designs from your own photographs and the effect of combining pyrography with colour to create the final image.

Scrollsawn Sailing Ship
by Wolfgang Bottcher
This fun design is a break from Wolfgang's recent Australian patterns and should have a wide appeal to children and anyone with a nautical interest.

Other Features

New Products

Book Reviews
Hand Tool Essentials
from the Editors of Popular Woodworking Magazine
Old School Workshop Accessories
by Chris Gleason

The Built-Up Ship Model
by Charles G Davis
Build Your Own Treehouse A Practical Guide
by Maurice Barkley
Chip Carving Design & Pattern Sourcebook
by Wayne Barton