Issue Number 156

April 2011

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Collector's Cabinet

Improved Tenon Jig

Serviette Box

Light Switches for a Standard Lamp

Notes on Woodturning - Part 4F Turning Beads, Fillets and Hollows (Coves)

Carved Oval Bowl

Turning Dinosaur Eggs

The Kookaburra (Pyrography)

Ship's Wheel Clock

Workshop Aids You Can Make


Table of Contents


Club Drumbeat
Ku-ring-gai Community Workshop (NSW), Sydney Woodcarving Group Inc (NSW) and Moe Woodworkers Group (VIC) scrollsawing weekend.

MGS-20 Multi-Position Guide Stop
by Neil Scobie
A new aftermarket accessory to further enhance the speed of the Festool Domino in making joints.

CNC Woodworking with Carba-Tec
Experimenting with interlocking joints

Merv Smolenski's Wooden Train
by Reg Cooke
Having worked on the real thing for many years, Merv was in a good position to produce these faithfully detailed 1:20 scale models of carriages from the Queensland Railways' Sunshine Express.

Good Ideas & Short Cuts
Wooden bases for stem glasses, drum sander stop indicator, lamp for deep boring and drilling holes on the lathe.

FLAI Type U Circular Saw Blade

by Stan Ceglinski
When the Wadkin Panelmaster at the Billinudgel Wood Working Company required a new blade, the FLAI Type U lived up to its claims.

Tenth Proserpine Turnout 2010
by Assoc. Editor George Hatfield
Organised by a Club with just seven members, the tenth Turnout had more special guests than usual.

Trend Airshield Pro

by Brendan Stemp
Brendan tries out this well-made offering in the dust helmet market.

Theo Kampes' scrollsawn Amiens Cathedral In Silky Oak and another of Tom Willams' odd bolts.

JET Machinery Maintenance
Further points on setting jointer infeed and outfeed tables for correct operation.

Hare & Forbes PT-300 Planer/Jointer/Thicknesser

by Allen Barrett
This new model has plenty of features and grunt for the price.


Collector's Cabinet
by Neil Scobie
This is an elegant display cabinet with additional storage in the base. Its small size will suit smaller rooms while it can be readily enlarged if desired.

Improved Tenon Jig
by Neil Scobie
In past issues of AWW Neil has provided both an adjustable and a simplified tenon jig. With this version he has increased the versatility while still keeping the construction and operation simple.

Serviette Box
by Peter Fogelman
This simple woodworking project makes a popular gift.

Light Switches for a Standard Lamp
by Tom Williams
Two ideas for a more convenient light switch.

Notes on Woodturning - Part 4F Turning Beads, Fillets and Hollows (Coves)
by John Ewart
How to correctly shape a series of beads, fillets and hollows with the skew chisel and ensure a sharp transition from one to the other.

Carved Oval Bowl
by John Swinkels
John uses mostly power carving tools to shape these bowls as a diversion from his woodturning interests.

Turning Dinosaur Eggs
by John Rogers
A home made jig is the secret to these eyecatching 'dinosaur eggs'.

The Kookaburra (Pyrography)
by Carolyn McCully
This monochrome pattern captures the kookaburra in a typical inquisitive pose.

Ship's Wheel Clock
by Earl Hansen
A ship’s wheel is a challenging project for the turner, involving a fair amount of turning and the need to produce identical components.

Workshop Aids You Can Make
The twelfth in our Beginner Series, we look at how to make a sawhorse, bench hooks, shooting board, mitre box, push sticks and feather boards - all of which are very useful workshop items which are simple to make yourself.

Other Features

New Products

Book Reviews
Great Book of Woodworking Projects
by the editors of American Woodworker
Big Book of Scroll Saw Woodworking
by the editors of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Magazine
The Art of Carving Netsuke
by Peter Benson
Making Wooden Chess Sets
by Jim Kape

DVD Reviews
Stay Sharp!
by Mick Hanbury RPT
Fundamentals in Finishing Fundamentals in Finishing II
by Mac Simmons