Issue Number 140

August 2008

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Cutlery Canteen with Pockets - 1

Turning a Soccer Ball

Textures and Spirals on Turned Work

How Square is Square?

Mastering the Technique of Making Your Own Dowels

'Elusive', The Unicorn - Pyrography


Table of Contents


Tahlia House Gets a New Cherry Tree
The memory of the historic cherry tree in Lawson NSW, removed due to road widening, lives on in the efforts of the Blue Mountains Woodturners.

Eastern Riverina Woodworkers Exhibition 2008
Now in its eighth year, the Tumut competition has become a regional event.

What Happened to the ex-Mik International Stores?
In spite of the demise of the head office, Mik International's brand range and commitment to quality remains available through five stores spread over four States.

Turnfest 2008
by Neil Scobie

Club Drumbeat
Official Opening of the Eurobodalla Woodcraft Guild Inc Workshop (NSW) and The Bendigo Woodturners restore Historic Model Chinese Junk.

Third National Scroll Saw Exhibition
by Neil Schulz
In May the Australian Scroll Saw Network held a very successful national event for scrollers, aided by their hosts, the Albury Wodonga Woodcrafters.

Anna Korver - Sculptor in Wood, Stone and Metal
In just four years NZ-based Anna has established an international reputation as a sculptor.

Sam Shakouri - Adventures in Segmented Turning
Most people learn to turn and then take up segmented turning, but in an effort to make the most of the material available to him, Sam has always been a segmented turner.

Festool MFK 700 Trimmer/Router
by Stuart Duffy
Festool's latest release redefines the role of trimmers in woodworking.

The work of Kurt Frick, David Bryant and John Looker.

Canberra Timber & Working with Wood Show Guide
View the excellent work on display in the Exhibition by the Woodcraft Guild of the ACT as well as visit the woodworking show at EPIC, Canberra, 5-7 September.


Cutlery Canteen with Pockets - 1
by Allen Barrett
Even expensive sets now come in cardboard boxes, so this handsome wooden canteen with room for everything is the ideal means of protecting and storing your cutlery.

Vermec Scroll Chuck
by Glenn Roberts
Crossing the divide between the Vicmarc and Teknatool camps, the new Vermec chuck claims to be compatible with jaws and accessories from both brands as well as other brands of similar design and its own Vermec range.

Razertip Scale Tips (Pyrography)
by Carolyn McCully
Carolyn experiments with the effects possible with the Razertip (fish) scale tips, including decorating a wood carving.

George's Corner
by George Hatfield (Assoc. Editor)
Graham Bourquin shrinks George's Pendency Post.

Turning a Soccer Ball
by Sam Shakouri
A keen follower of soccer and a long-time segmented turner, it was inevitable that Sam would devise a method for successfully turning a full-size wooden soccer ball.

Textures and Spirals on Turned Work
Add decorative textures and turn relief spirals on your projects with the Robert Sorby Spiralling and Texturing System.

How Square is Square?
by Geoff Birtles
Tips on how to check and fix your mitre saw and table saw so that they cut square.

Woodturning Tips
by George Hatfield (Assoc. Editor)
Want to do better with your competition entries? - George offers some tips from the judge’s point of view.

Mastering the Technique of Making Your Own Dowels
by Steve Maskery
Steve decides that the books make it look easier than it is, but a few tips brings success.

'Elusive', The Unicorn - Pyrography
by Carolyn McCully
This project is in the style of a Medieval woodcut and introduces the use of the skew tip for easier straight lines.

Other Features

New Products

Book Reviews
Glen Huey's Illustrated Guide to Building Period Furniture
by Glen Huey
Workshop Projects
from The Editors of Woodworker's Journal
Woodworker's Guide to Veneering & Inlay
by Jonathon Benson
Workbenches: from Design and Theory to Construction and Use
by Christopher Schwarz
Model Stage Coach
Wooden Mini Wheels

DVD Reviews
Screwples: A definitive Guide to Hand Thread Chasing
by John Berkeley
Making Mortise and Tenon Joints
with Frank Klausz