Issue Number 155

February 2011

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Jarrah Entertainment Unit

Hexagonal Wooden Rubbish Bin

Making a Frame by Hand

Making an 8-Piece Segmented Ring

Glider Nest Box

An Exercise Step

Bracelet Assistant and Quick Drills

Chess Timer

The Old Dodge


Table of Contents


Club Drumbeat
Goulburn Men's Shed (NSW), Colac Woodturners and Woodcrafters Guild Inc (VIC) and Mt Riverview Woodcrafters Inc (NSW).

Turned boxes by Tim Spurling and Mick Fitzgerald's Australian Light Horse intarsia bear.

Flinder's Three Months in a Leaky Boat
by Elyce Whitworth
Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Flinder's historic voyage with a model replica of the Norfolk.

Expressions in Wood 2010
Details of the Hawkesbury Woodcraft Co-operative's latest exhibition with comments by Paul Gregson, Associate Editor.

CNC Woodworking with Carba-Tec
The introduction to a series on CNC woodworking.

When You Go
by Graham Turner
What will happen to your tools and wood when you are gone? With a little organisation you can prevent them from being dumped at the tip.

Jimmy Clewes, Skilled Turner and Demonstrator
by Neil Scobie
On the list for Turnfest 2011, Jimmy is a major attraction wherever he demonstrates.

Death of an Australian Red Cedar
by Bob Whitworth

Treasures in Timber 2010
by Robin Cromer
A review of the annual exhibition by the Woodcraft Guild ACT Inc.


Derived from soybeans, SOY-Gel Paint Stripper proves to be very effective, without the disadvantages of traditional caustic strippers.

JET Machinery Maintenance
Jointer table adjustment.

Notes on Woodturning - Part 4E
Using the Short Point of a Skew

by John Ewart
How to correctly shape a bead with the short point of the skew.

Hibiscus Dining Table
by Stephen MacLean
The swelling at the base of Scribbly Gum provided the inspiration for this award-winning carved table.


Working with Budget CNC
The staff at North Sydney TAFE discuss their experiences with the new Shark Pro CNC Router.

Jarrah Entertainment Unit
by John Sully
The good thing about recycled Jarrah is that it is well seasoned. However it is still very heavy!

Hexagonal Wooden Rubbish Bin
by Roger Andersen
This project makes for a much more attractive waste bin than the average store-bought item.

Clear or Fuzzy?
by Steven Burrows
A quick guide to submitting digital photographs for magazine publication.

Making a Frame by Hand
by Harry Ellis
Harry dimensioned the stock, cut the angles and assembled this picture frame using only hand tools.

Applying Finishes to Pine
by Mac Simmons
There are a number of stains and finishes that can be applied to Pine and similar porous timbers to give them a more interesting appearance. Mac shows you how.

Making an 8-Piece Segmented Ring
by Alex Morey
Alex developed this method years ago for accurately setting out the eight overlapping pieces for a segmented ring, for use on a jar or bowl.

Glider Nest Box
by Ian Laver
Indulge in a bit of rustic woodworking and let your furry neighbours have the benefit of new custom-made accommodation.

An Exercise Step
by Adrian Burnes
No-one likes sets of stairs when they are in ill-health, but taking a step or two is useful exercise.

Bracelet Assistant and Quick Drills
by John Swinkels
This is a great gift for bracelet wearers.

Chess Timer
by Aaron Ehrlich
With some turning and electronics, Aaron produced this novelty timer.

The Old Dodge
by Carolyn McCully
Carolyn takes a break from flowers and animals and burns a piece of Detroit steel.

Some Hand Tools are Essential -2
We look at chisels and planes.

Other Features

New Products

Book Reviews
Simply Wood
by Roshaan Ganief
Woodworker's Guide to Handplanes
by Scott Wynn
Building a Strip Canoe
by Gil Gilpatrick
Canoe Paddles
by Graham Warren and David Giddmark

DVD Reviews
Bowl in Bowl
by Sue Harker
Screwples 8 - The Three Ball Conundrum
by John Berkeley