Issue Number 146

August 2009

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Moulds & Moulding (Pt.1)

Modular Workshop Storage

Dulcimer Chimes

Coco, the Dog

A Simple Wooden Box


Table of Contents


USER Report
JET 22-44OSC Drum Sander

by Alan Bendon
The oscillating motion of the JET 22-44OSC provides a much smoother finish than a conventional Drum Sander.

Jacques Veserey
by Terry Martin
Terry Martin introduces the exquisitely beautiful work of Jacques Veserey, a demonstrator at next year's Gold Coast TURNFEST.

Tumut & District Woodworkers Show 2009
by George Hatfield (Associate Editor)
One of the judges for this year's Tumut Show, George found the work of high standard.

USER Report

This lapping plate can help you increase the cutting efficiency of your plane irons and chisels.

Club Drumbeat
Goulburn Region Woodworkers have teamed up with the Goulburn Art Gallery. Innisfail Woodworkers' Guild invites readers to join them for their Annual Workshop in August.

Canberra Institute of Technology Cabinetmaking Awards 2009
Studentís final projects made an exciting exhibition.

Canberra & Melbourne Timber & Working with Wood Shows
Your Guides to the Canberra & Melbourne Shows.

Don Russell-Polychromatic Woodturner
by Bruce Bell
Bruce introduces the unusual work of Don Russell.

Not everyone wants to be a Pro
by Paul Gregson (Associate Editor)
Over-emphasis on competition may decrease the enjoyment of some Club members.

Gregory Machinery celebrates 2nd Generation's 25 years
Established in 1954, it is now 25 years since the second generation took over the family business.

George's Corner
by George Hatfield (Assoc, Editor)
When George judged the Newcastle Regional Show he was disappointed by the number of entries but elated at their quality.

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FLAI Sawblades

by Aaron Bendix
New FLAI circular saw blades cut solid timber, MDF and laminates, leaving very few saw marks.

Hands-On Expo
Hands-On Expos will be four Shows in one.

Questions & Answers
by Paul Gregson (Assoc. Editor)

Paul answers questions about hide glue and the use of dowelling in furniture repairs.

Good Ideas & Short Cuts
Look at what one woodie made from a wheelie bin!


Moulds & Moulding (Pt.1)
by John Swinkels
Making a small bossing hammer and using it to mould a metal liner for a candlestick or chalice.

Feather Formers
by Caroline McCully
Caroline not only reviews these Formers, she shows you how to use them.

Modular Workshop Storage
by David Bryant
One woodworker's ingenious and practical solution to the perennial problem of ensuring there is enough workshop storage.

Dulcimer Chimes
by Reg Cooke
Reg thinks this set of musical door chimes might tempt you to try making a musical instrument.

Five Big Bowls
by Tim Skilton
Tim's experience with these five bowls is a useful template for similar commissions.

Lizzie's Buttons
Many readers are sure to find inspiration and guidance in Lizzie's button designs.

Coco, the Dog
by Carolyn McCully
Carolyn shows you how to turn a photo of your pet into a pyrographic portrait you will treasure.

Board Preparation for Beginners
A standard procedure for the preparation of boards will save a lot of frustration and heartache.

A Simple Wooden Box
by Don Phillips
Teach your self the basics of box making while making this worthwhile addition to your home.

Other Features

New Products

Book Reviews
Design Book Eight
from Fine Woodworking
Wooden Puzzles
The Best of Scrollsaw Woodworking & Crafts magazine
Woodturning Masters
Major Works by leading artists

Curated by Jim Christiansen
The Traditional Bowyer's Bible Vol.4
by Steve Allely, Tim Baker, Paul Comstock, Steve Gardner, Jim Hamm, Mickey Lotz, Tom Mills, Dan Perry, Marc St.Louis, Jim Welch and Mike Westvang
Wooden Clocks
The Best of Scrollsaw Woodworking & Crafts magazine

DVD Reviews
The New Turning Wood
with Richard Raffan
Making Rustic Furniture
by Paul Ruhmann