Issue Number 153

October 2010

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A Woodturner's Christmas Tree

Multi-start Threads for Wooden Boxes

Making a Double Ended Salt & Pepper Mill

Garden Lantern

Monochrome Protea


Table of Contents


Woodturning Couple - Sharon Doughtie & Pat Kramer
by Neil Scobie
Based in Hawaii, Pat and Sharon are both turners but with very different styles. They will be demonstrating at Turnfest in 2011.

Club Drumbeat
Richmond Valley Wood Crafter's Club (NSW) opens its new clubhouse and Gippsland Woodcraft Group (VIC) celebrates its 25th Anniversary.

Turnfest 2010 at Sea World
by Terry Martin
A new venue this year allowed more participants and a larger programme.

DIY Woodworking Show Tasmania
Details of the inaugural Show to be held at the Silverdome in Launceston in November 2010.

Wild Wood Gallery Two Years On
After Neville Harper's untimely death, Wild Wood continues to prosper under the management of his wife and daughter.

The work of Bill Pennell and George Hamilton plus the Woodturners of the Hunterís new Chairman's Table.

USER REPORT - Sherwood MB-13 Thicknesser
by Andrew Wilkerson
After being cautious about his purchase, Andrew was pleasantly surprised by the performance of his new thicknesser.

Mentoring New Carvers
by Buddy Smith
At only six years of age, Storm Poggioli shows that one is never too young to take up woodcarving or join a woodworking Club.

Melbourne Timber & Working with Wood Show Guide
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.

Notes on Woodturning - Part 4C: The Skewart
by John Ewart
John demonstrates the advantages of a double-sided skew chisel.


A Karmic Creation
by Gloria Banting
Twenty years in the carving, Brett Jones' guitar has a long story to tell. Brett is both a musician and an artist and with the guitar he fused his two passions into one.

Restored Apprentice's Box
by Reg Cooke
After fifty-six years Reg's old tool chest gets a new look and a new life.

A Woodturner's Christmas Tree
by Heinz Haselroither
Looking for a smaller tree this year? Heinz shows that you can always turn one up on the lathe using last year's offcuts!

Multi-start Threads for Wooden Boxes
by Michael Young
Multi-start threads for lids are much more common on proprietary containers than single-start threads but to replicate them in wooden form requires a few changes in technique.

Roy Ellery's Log Books
by Buddy Smith
Using a scrollsaw and Proxxon carving tool, Roy transforms small logs into fairytale books.

Making a Double Ended Salt & Pepper Mill
by R Ryan
An advanced version of the conventional turned pepper mill, this design offers two grinders in one. The mechanism is a combination of parts from two grinder sets.

Garden Lantern
by Don Phillips
While you can buy similar items from catalogues, Don made his own to produce a high quality product at a much lower cost.

Monochrome Protea
by Carolyn McCully
Carolyn burns one of our native flowers - on wood, of course! This pattern is monochrome so it is reliant on shading instead of colour to bring out the beauty of the flower.

Making Panels
The ninth in our beginner's series, we look at the techniques involved in converting boards into larger panels. This is a common requirement of cabinetmaking projects.

Other Features

New Products

Book Reviews
The Frugal Woodturner
by Ernie Conover
Power Carving Manual
by Frank Russell, Jack Kochan, David Sabol, Lori Corbett, Chuck Solomon and Dave Hamilton
Tree Craft
by Chris Lubkemann
Woodburning with Style
by Simon Easton

Make Your Own Woodworking Tools
by Mike Burton

DVD Reviews
Wood Science & Design
by Hendrik Varju