Issue Number 148

December 2009

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Making a Rolltop Desk

Wine Stoppers & Candle Holders

Bedroom Chest of Drawers - 2

The Secrets of Saturn

A Folding Screen - 2

Moulds & Moulding — 2

Christmas 2009


Table of Contents


Woodworking Questions & Answers
by Paul Gregson (Associate Editor)
The real answer to jointers as well as bandsaw blade tension, dust collection and handplane selection.

Precision and Style — the Work of Peter Hromek
A master of multi-axis turning, Czech-born Peter will be demonstrating at the Australian Woodturning Symposium.

Lachlan Park
Lachlan is an Australian cabinetmaker currently studying at the Centre for Fine Woodworking in Wakupuaka in New Zealand.

Eli Avisera
by Terry Martin
Born to teach turning and with an irrepressible desire to learn, Eli has made himself a living encyclopedia of woodturning techniques.

A Woodturning Legend Retires
by Ken Wraight
Ken reviews the influence of Vic’s long career.

Music is the Inspiration
Ernie Newman found the inspiration for this piece in a popular song.

Club Drumbeat
by Greg Lawrence
Turning things around in the Hunter (NSW) with the introduction of box-making classes.

Canberra 2009 T&WW Show

USER REPORT — Hafco Wide Drum Sander
by Arnold Barkley
A drum sander is a very useful machine for many types of woodworking. The DS-1632A heralds not only a new model but also a new brand to the drum sander market.

Hands-On Expo Updates
The latest news on Expo demonstrators.

Turning Bowls & Platters for Charity
David Evans’ efforts to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis Victoria.

Notes on Woodturning Pt.2 — Learning to Turn
by John Ewart
John discusses the importance of learning correct technique from the start.

USER REPORT — FLAI Mustang Blade
by Stuart Duffy
The Mustang blade successfully cuts a range of materials including wood.


Making a Rolltop Desk
by John Sully
Ever wondered how a tambour works? John decided to find out and made a desk to suit.

Wine Stoppers & Candle Holders
by Aaron Ehrlich
Aaron finds that there’s no offcut to small to utilise, when he takes up turning bottle stoppers and holders.

The Building of the Sindia
Hand-built to the finest detail, the 1/36 scale Sindia took Ian Hunt 9,206 hours to complete.

Bedroom Chest of Drawers - 2
by Don Phillips
Don completes his ‘lowboy’ by building the drawers. Conventional in design, this piece of furniture has a robust construction that will ensure that it lasts for years.

The Secrets of Saturn
by Alan Jones
A series of secret compartments or layers makes this project challenging for the turner and fascinating for anyone wishing to discover its hidden pearl.

A Folding Screen - 2
by Allen Barrett
In this article Allen discusses the options for the infills to the modular openings in the screen frames built last issue.

Moulds & Moulding — 2
by John Swinkels
Following on from the initial article in issue #146, John uses the techniques to make a handy woodturner’s belt pouch.

Christmas 2009
by Carolyn McCully
This fun drawing of a Christmas scene will not only delight visitors but the project also introduces the use of finer lines to burn ‘white’.

If You Can Make a Box Frame, You Can Make (Almost) Anything
A discussion of the various types of joints used to make frames or boxes, their advantages and limitations and why it may be desirable to use more than one type of joint in a single frame.

Other Features

New Products

Book Reviews
New Masters of the Wooden Box
Expanding the Boundaries of Box Making

by Oscar P Fitzgerald
Turning Vintage Toys
by Chris Reid
500 Tables
Inspiring Interpretations of Function and Style
Woodturning from Tree to Table Bowls, Lamps and Other Projects
by Bill Bowers
The Drawer Book
by Bill Hylton

DVD Reviews
Carving a Portrait in Relief
by Ian Norbury
Revelations on Table Saw Set-up & Safety
with Hendrik Varju