Australian Woodturning Symposium, 14-18 July
by Bruce Bell
This is your last chance to book for this exciting new symposium with
a focus on hands-on learning for the attendees.
by Art Burrows, Vic Wood, Neil Scobie, Neil Schulz, Sandra Menger and
A collection of short essays on the changes in woodworking in Australia
over the past quarter of a century.
WALL in the Wilderness
This partially completed 100m long mural carved from Huon Pine has proven
to be a popular tourist attraction in the Central Highlands of Tasmania.
on Woodturning - Part 4A: Types of Skew Chisels
by John Ewart
John elaborates more on the types, design and use of skew chisels for
by Mike Darlow
This timber might be just the thing for your next turning project!
David Stanley is keen on both pyrography and carving while Darrell Smith
has been experimenting with offset turning.
Turning Project Raises $15,000
by Ernie Newman
In the aftermath of the Tsunami, an Australian and an American join forces
to teach woodturning to students in Samoa.
Timber & Working with Wood Show Guides
This year the Shows feature a new and expanded line-up of demonstrators
as well as a number of competitions in which you can win prizes.
Silver Anniversary Giveaway Competition
This is the last instalment of our three issue competition in which Australian
readers and Clubs have the opportunity to win great prizes.
REPORT ó JET Slow Speed Wet Sharpener
by Alan Bendon
JET has entered the sharpening market with this new wet wheel sharpener
with novel features.
a Curved Top Document Box - 1
by Neil Scobie
This new project is a blend of Neilís Document Box and Treasure Chest
and offers additional challenges to boxmakers.
Netball with Dovetails on Compound Curves
When Barry Long got the idea that the stitching on a netball looked like
a series of dovetails, physically making the dovetails proved to be a
Big Heavy Spheres
by Reg Watt
Turning a 35kg Ironbark blank into a ball shape (and repeating the process
four times) was an uncommon exercise.
an Old Plane for Use with a Shooting Board
by Harry W Ellis
Making a simple carriage has given a new lease of life for this old plane
and solved a few shooting board problems in the process.
by Aaron Ehrlich
While researching egg cups, Aaron came across a couple of uncommon designs
which will appeal to turners - an eggcup with two egg holders and a double-ended
a Cotton Reel Spinning Top
by Phillip John McKerrow
Phillip reflects on a childhood carving project which is still a fun toy
today. Yes, wooden cotton reel tops are still available, though you may
have to track them down.
by George Hatfield (Assoc. Editor)
George shows how to bore and turn a long cylindrical box, such as those
used as presentation boxes for Certificates and Diplomas.
by Carolyn McCully
Carolyn burns one of our national icons (but in a nice way!). A little
colour is added to the ears and face of the koala, but otherwise the rendering
of the animal depends purely on the work of the pyrography pen.
Mortise & Tenon Joints
The seventh in our beginner's series, we look at the importance of grain
direction and how hand tools rather than power tools give better feedback
on how the wood is being shaped.
by Jeff Vollmer
from the Editors of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts
Zany Wooden Toys that Whizz, Spin and Fly
by Bob Gilsdorf
The Missing Shop Manual: Circular Saw and Jigsaws
The Missing Shop Manual: Drills and Drill Presses
The Missing Shop Manual: Lathe
The Missing Shop Manual: Table Saw
The Missing Shop Manual: Glue and Clamps
The Big Book of Weekend Woodworking
by John A & Joyce C Nelson
Working with Plywood
by Hendrik Varju