Issue Number 154

December 2010

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Two Jars from One

Turned Lectern with Document Stand

Hats Off to Little Carved Hats

Flannel Flowers

Carved Woodman's Stool

Multi-Level Chess Board


Table of Contents


Tom William's odd bolts, Tom Day's pyrography and wooden trucks, Ken Vodden's segmented turning and Richard Lehne's turned and pierced music box carriage.

Al Stirt - One of the Original Turners
by Terry Martin
Al Stirt was at the forefront of the revival of woodturning in the USA in the 70s and still delights his audiences today.

Collaborative Bowl of the 2010 Australian Woodturning Symposium
by Bruce Bell
The best kept secret of the Symposium, the Collaborative Bowl is an attractive mix of styles and techniques by the presenters.

Liverpool Boys High School NSW HSC Students 2010
Eleven students display their work.

USER REPORT - WoodRiver Diamond Grinding Wheel
by Brendan Stemp
A new concept in sharpening, the diamond grinding wheel provides an intermediate option between a conventional bench grinder and a wetstone grinder in both performance and price.

Torgny Jannson's Passion - The Tormek Sharpening System
The search for a birthday gift led to a lifelong involvement in the development of the modern wetstone grinder.

Club Drumbeat
Innisfail Woodworkers Guild Inc (QLD), Redcliffe and District Woodcraft Society Inc (QLD) and Maryborough Woodturners and Woodcraftsmen Guild (QLD).

Australian Scroll Saw National Exhibition - Kiama 2010
by Neil Schulz
Held for the first time on the NSW South Coast and as a stand-alone event, the Fourth National Scroll Saw Exhibition was a great success.

Great Christmas Gift Ideas from The Australian Woodworker

Notes on Woodturning - Part 4D
Using the Long Point of a Skew
by John Ewart

Rockhampton TUTORandTURN
by Jim Schafer


Carving the Courageous Keith Payne VC
by Gloria Banting
Gloria discusses both the man and the carving produced by her husband, Kevin Banting. Included are many tips on how to carve a bust to get the proportions and details realistic and lifelike.

Two Jars from One
by David Flintoff
Before you throw out your next coffee jar, David shows you how to turn up some lids to make customised glass containers with wooden tops.

Turned Lectern with Document Stand
by Robert Allison
Used as a display stand in Robert's lounge room, this lectern and separate document stand can be adapted to a variety of applications.

USER REPORT - M-Power Perfect Butt Profile Scriber
by Stuart Duffy
A simple but well engineered tool, this scriber may solve many of your marking out problems.

Hats Off to Little Carved Hats
by Buddy Smith
These cute hats require little material but are a great project with which to develop your carving skills.

Flannel Flowers
by Carolyn McCully
To achieve the hairy appearance of the stem and leaves, this pattern has been burnt in the negative, ie. the background is burnt with the flowers formed by the unburnt space.

Carved Woodman's Stool
by W Lane
A video recording over 20 years old led to Bill’s chip-carved design based on a 16th Century Polish woodman's stool.

Multi-Level Chess Board
by Aaron Ehrlich
This board does not require a change of the rules of traditional chess, but it does provide an interesting alterative to the standard game board.

Some Hand Tools are Essential -1
While today's woodworkers tend to use a machine or power tool wherever they can, hand tools remain essential, both for the jobs that the power tools won’t do as well as providing a cheaper alternative to a seldom used machine. This is the tenth in our Beginner's Series.

Other Features

New Products

Book Reviews
The Missing Shop Manual: Jointer
The Missing Shop Manual: Router
Woodturning Spindle Projects

by Alan Holtham
Woodworker’s Guide to Joinery
Edited by Lyle Kruger & Pat Warner
The Table Book