Sewn Plank Boats
by Barry Scott
On a visit to southwest India, Barry inspects the Hodea, Kettu Vallum
and wood fishing rafts still used by Indian fishermen.
Masters - the Americans are Coming
by Terry Martin
A dozen demonstrators from the USA will represent the largest overseas
contingent at the Turnfest Masters on the Gold Coast next March.
REPORT - MicroJig GRR-Ripper Pushblock System
The MicroJig GRR-Ripper is more than a safety device, offering a new approach
to cutting faster, easier and more accurately on tablesaws, bandsaws,
routers and spindle moulders.
This guide to replacing the rubber tyres on the wheels of a JET bandsaw
can be adapted to other brands of bandsaw with a similar system. There's
also a corrected set of template drawings for the abrasive strips for
the three smallest JET Drum Sander models.
on Woodturning - Part 7 Gripping the Turning Tool
by John Ewart
The correct stance enables good control but a turner must also decide
which method works best for them. John discusses what to consider when
you are holding a tool at the lathe.
This year's Down Under Turn Around on Phillip Island VIC and the work
of the Peninsula Woodturners Guild Inc (VIC).
A selection of boxes from Bob Dean including his Tree of Boxes. We also
have more examples of Ozzy Mitchell's carved replicas in wood.
REVIEW - Festool TS 55 and Guide Rail System
With a few recent improvements, the Festool TS 55 system maintains its
reputation as a very versatile saw and guiide combo.
Suggestions for Your Next Project
We contacted our specialist timber advertisers for their favourite species
when selecting a timber for an important project.
Your Dust - 1
The 16th in our Beginner Series, we look at the importance of dust control
and some of the options for removing dust and debris from the workshop.
with the Gifkins Jig
Pt.1 A Simple Box
by Don Phillips
Don experiments with the Australian designed and made Gifkins Dovetail
Jig, beginning with a simple jewellery box with a removable tray.
by Peter Fogelman
With reduced strength in his hands, Peter went back to the drawing board
to design a new gripper for keyless drill chucks - this time it's made
by Sue Walters
Sue burns a rock pattern onto a plain bowl to illustrate the various methods
that can be used to transform a flat piece of pyrography into a three-dimensional
effect. You can choose to add anything from subtle tones up to the whole
Woodworking with Carba-Tec
In the third and final instalment for this project, Tony Forbes finishes
the CNC carving of the wooden nameplate.
a Bench Mallet
by Jim McConnachie
If you've been following John Ewart's series on turning basics, you’ll
have the skills to make your own bench mallet, following Jim's description.
by Charles T Orr
This extension table uses removable table top leaves to increase its size
when guests arrive. A big advantage in making your own table is that you
can dimension it to make the best use of the available space in your dining
Applications of 8-Piece Rings
by Bob Longford
Bob discusses refinements to Alex Morey's method of gluing up overlapping
8-piece rings as well as the making of 8-piece sector rings. Both rings
are used to provide strong joints in the wooden bangles turned by Bob's
high school students.
Outside the Round
by Phil Griffiths
Laminating offcuts allows Phil to make better use of his stock. In this
case he was able to make a secondary piece from the turned offcuts left
over from the project.
by MC Hendrikson OAM
How to Make Workbenches
& Shop Storage Solutions
by American Woodworker authors
Turning Segmented Lamps
by Ralph S Buckland
Big Book of Intarsia Woodworking
by the Editors of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts
Using and Tuning Your Bandsaw
by Hendrik Varju