Issue Number 149

February 2010

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Making a Wooden Geared Grandfather Clock

A Didgeridoo Stand

Computer Desk Tidy

Turning an Orrery

Inside-Outside Bud Vase

Purple Iris


Table of Contents


Making a Wooden Geared Grandfather Clock
by Earl Hansen
Having made the U-Build It wooden clock, Earl progresses to a more ambitious design with six dials and a skeleton grandfather case.

25th Silver Anniversary Giveaway Competition
Over the next three issues, readers and Clubs will have the opportunity to enter this competition to win great prizes.

Come & Try Woodturning 2009
by Tim Skilton
First launched 17 years ago, Come & Try Woodturning had a very successful season at the 2009 Timber & Working with Wood Shows.

Bob Neill's Burnt Offerings
Professional pyrographer Bob Neill will be demonstrating at the Australian Woodturning Symposium.

Mid North Coast Woodworkers Schools' Competition

M-Power Complete Flat Lying Trammel Set

by Stuart Duffy
A re-designed trammel set makes marking and cutting circles a lot easier.

Club Drumbeat
by Greg Lawrence
Turning things around in the Hunter (NSW) - 2. Greg explains how the box-making classes work and the benefits they bring to the Club.

The First Hands-On Expo
A review of the Brisbane 2009 event.

JET JTS-600 Tablesaw

by Alex Barton
JET's latest tablesaw is a versatile machine for the small workshop.

Newcastle Woodworking & Hobbies Expo 2010 Guide

Woodworking Questions & Answers
by Paul Gregson (Associate Editor)
Flickering fluorescents, tool sharpening and groaning bandsaws.

Red Cedar — A Decade Later
by Bob Whitworth
In AWW #74 Bob reported on his efforts to selectively manage Red Cedar trees on his farm. In this update he discusses the problems encountered and the favourable growth that can be achieved.

ACT Woodcraft Guild Annual Exhibition
by Dave Callan
The 2009 Exhibition was the Guild's 27th and continues to attract superb work from the entrants.


Highly Versatile Rare Earth Magnets
by Brendan Stemp
These high strength magnets solve a number of storage problems.

A Didgeridoo Stand
by Alec Bendeli
Alec designs and makes stands for two didgeridoos. He explains the challenges in making a stand for a non-uniform shape.

Computer Desk Tidy
by Don Phillips
Ideal for the computer desk, this handy tidy can be adapted to a variety of uses, from music storage to a craft box.

Carving Little Animals and Insects
by Gloria Banting
Janet Kleczar's carved pens and lace bobbins demonstrate that you don't need a big investment to take up carving. She uses only a knife and a clamp.

Turning an Orrery
by Aaron Ehrlich
This fun project is an interesting exercise in ball turning.

Easing Leather Shoes
by Peter Fogelman
Peter describes how he uses woodworking tools to resolve this common problem.

Inside-Outside Bud Vase
by John Swinkels
John uses the inside-outside method to turn both the inside and outside of this bud vase without using hollowing techniques.

Purple Iris
by Carolyn McCully
A suitable companion to Carolyn's previous Magnolia, this pattern is relatively quick to burn and fun to colour.

Put More Woodworking in Your Woodworking
Adding more detail to projects you’ve done previously is an ideal way to build up skills, instead of attempting something too advanced and giving up in frustration.

Other Features

New Products

Book Reviews
How to Season and Dry Your Own Wood
by Alan Holtham
Cabinetmaking - a professional approach
by Alan Peters

DVD Reviews
The Inside Story - A Study in Hollow Form Turning
by Mark Sanger RPT
Learn to Burn - A complete guide to pyrography
by Lisa Raby