Issue Number 189

October 2016


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Carving Lovespoons 1
An Introduction

Notes on Woodturning Pt.30
- Making a Yarn Bowl

Bedside Serving Table

Market Wares - 18.
Doorway Decoration

Turning Leather Handles on a Woodturning Lathe

Bright as Laughter

The Lacewood Box

The First Big Turning Job -
Empress Shotoku's Pagodas

The Wooden Cross Puzzle 1


Table of Contents


Frank Rowe's Red Capped Parrots (carving - White Beech) and Hamish Webstar's bench-style 'leaf' seat with a Windsor chair influence (Olive Ash and Burr Wych Elm).

Club Drumbeat
The Manning - Great Lakes Woodworkers Inc (NSW) and the Richmond Valley Woodcrafters Club Inc (NSW).

Working Safely with Epoxies and Polyurethanes
by David Giddings
As Business Manager at Drive Marine Services, Dave has seen the changes in the epoxy and polyurethane industry in recent years and notes work practices and product selections which can minimise sensitivity reactions.

Boat Crib
This boat crib is one of the more novel projects by a student at the Chippendale International School of Furniture this year.

Learning about Routers - 7
Hold-downs and fluting
We examine the various means of securing the workpiece when routing and make a simple jig so that we can rout flutes on the side of a leg or column.


Carving Lovespoons 1 - An Introduction
by David Stanley
David looks at the history of the Welsh lovespoon, as well as the tools, equipment and techniques required to carve one. He then describes the carving of a lovespoon design in Jelutong, Mahogany or Rosewood, with the traditional Welsh dragon and two hearts.

Notes on Woodturning Pt.30 - Making a Yarn Bowl
by John Ewart
Turners may not know what a yarn bowl is, but every knitter does. It keeps the ball of yarn from rolling away and is a practical and well-received project for any woodturner to make for the knitter in their lives.

Bedside Serving Table
by John Swinkels
Based on the design of hospital bedside serving tables, this unit is not only a handy item for anyone who is sick or invalid in your family, but it is also a follow-up on Johnís article in AWW #187 on how to cut finger joints on the bandsaw.

Market Wares - 18. Doorway Decoration
by Adrian Bateman
Wooden doorway decorations can come in an almost endless range of designs. This one was based on a decoration installed on a public building and with the help of a few jigs and cutters, is relatively quick to make.

Turning Leather Handles on a Woodturning Lathe
by John Swinkels
Leather can be laminated, turned and sanded to create comfortable handles for your woodworking tools, but there are differences between working with leather and with wood. John describes how he made handles for a pen, woodcarving gouge and a marking knife.

Bright as Laughter
by Carolyn McCully
As winter gives way to spring, Carolyn chose this brightly coloured specimen for her coloured pyrography piece on two timbers, Acacia and Pawlonia. Both workpieces presented difficulties but for different reasons, and Carolyn details how she overcame the obstacles.

The Lacewood Box
by Don Phillips
Presented with a highly figured piece of Brazilian Lacewood, Don chose to make a box with a framed construction, using the light-coloured less figured wood of the frame to accentuate the colour and pattern of the Lacewood panels.

The First Big Turning Job - Empress Shotoku's Pagodas
by Mike Darlow
Over a thousand years ago a Japanese Empress ordered one million of these pagodas, some of which survive today. Designed to conceal a prayer scroll, they are a challenging woodturning project with great care required to achieve consistent results, particularly when turning the spire-stopper.

The Wooden Cross Puzzle 1
by Richard Collins
The Cross Puzzle is a simple design. Two pieces of wood are locked together in what appears to be a halving joint. However, there is a trick to pulling them apart. Richard describes how to make the traditional version of the puzzle, which can sometimes be disassembled by luck as much as logic. He then describes a more complex locking mechanism which is much harder to guess.

Other Features

New Products

Book Reviews
Laminated Wood Art Made Easy
by Stephen Carey
The New Bandsaw Book
by David Picciuto