REPORT - ProEdge
by Andrew MacDougall
Based on the commercial machines used to sharpen Robert Sorby hand tools
in the factory, the ProEdge may look like a linisher but the construction
and belts used are quite different. The result is a different way to sharpen
edge tools, with a number of advantages.
John Sully's entertainment unit, John Rogers' wooden BMX bike and Phil
Perkins's Queen Anne Lowboy in Queensland Maple.
The Woodturners of Denmark (WA) have their annual exhibition, Redcliffe
& District Woodcraft Society Inc (QLD) celebrate 20 years and Ballarat
Woodworkers' Guild (VIC) hold their annual Wood & Craft Show.
Harbour Furniture Design Course
by John Ewart
With fewer TAFE colleges offering woodworking courses, the North Coast
Institute of TAFE (Coffs Harbour campus) bucks the trend, offering Furniture
Design Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses since 2000.
Australian Wooden Boat Festival 2013
Now considered to be the largest maritime event in the Southern Hemisphere,
this biennial event is a celebration of wooden boats and boatbuilding,
held in Hobart in February.
on Woodturning Pt.10B
- Using the Detail Gouge
by John Ewart
Cutting, scraping, slicing and shaping with the detail gouge, a tool woodturners
often regard as the most versatile item in their kit.
The 2012 season of the Timber & Working with Wood Shows continues with
the Sydney Show in July (New Venue - Sydney Showground) and the Canberra
Show at the beginning of September. The theme of this year's Shows is
Come (to the Show), Try (out the tools and equipment) and Learn (about
all aspects of woodworking.
REPORT - Bosch Sabre Saw
The 20th in our Beginners' Series, in this issue we discuss honing - why
it is different to sharpening, its importance and how to do it successfully.
We look at honing wheels, strops, bench stones and diamond plates.
by the Dozen - a Wooden Pencil Box
by Richard Rees
With the aid of a router and a homemade jig, Richard turned this project
into a production run for Christmas presents. The box features a novel
twist, slide and rotate action to open the lid.
Project - Salt & Pepper Shakers
by Ken Wraight
Ken introduces drilling on centre and the use of a jam chuck to turn these
shakers. The same approach can be used for bud vases.
by Frank Rowe
An Australian icon, the kookaburra is a little more difficult to carve
than may first appear, but it makes an attractive sculpture nonetheless.
Frank uses both carving and pyrography to capture the kookaburra's unique
with a Dremel
by Aaron Ehrlich
Aaron employs an idea off the Internet to set up a Dremel rotary tool
to power a homemade micro lathe. To make best use of the lathe, Aaron
also has to make suitable micro-turning tools.
by Peter Fogelman
Fixing a chair is relatively easy once the broken dowels are removed from
the joints, but how can this be done without damaging the dowel holes?
As joint doctor in his retirement village, Peter explains his tried and
Simple Lathe Accessory
by Guy Sands
Guy found that by combining a Dremel on its drill press stand with a lathe
and indexer, he could make treads on wooden wheels quickly and accurately.
This set-up has the potential to be used for a number of applications.
a Workbench Tail Vice -1
by Richard Collins
A handy accessory for any woodworking bench, this homemade tail vice is
large, well made and easy to use.
by Carolyn McCully
Using a variety of pyrography strokes, layered burns and a touch of colour,
Carolyn creates a favourite image from her childhood.
Woodworker’s Guide to Sharpening
by John English
Turning Custom Duck and Game Calls
by Ed Glenn & Greg Keats
Essentials Woodcarving Techniques
by Dick Onians
Woodwork for Women
by Patt Gregory
Antipodean Adventures in Woodturning — Manta Ray
by Terry Scott
A Burning Ambition — Mastering Pyrography Vol.1
by Bob Neill