Siena's World Globe
With the assistance of the Manning Great Lakes Woodworkers, Siena Hindmarsh
took on the challenging project of producing a 400mm diameter world globe
mounted on a veneered base with drawer, for her HSC school project. Fibre
optics illuminate the land areas at night. 2
Australian Woodturning Exhibition 2017 (AWTEX)
by Rachelle Leaver
Results from the 2017 Exhibition with photographs taken by the Eastern
Suburbs Photography Society and Richard Crompton. AWTEX is Australia’s
largest woodturning competition and celebrated its 29th year in 2017.
The Orange Women's Shed (NSW) was set up to provide instruction in trades-based
skills for local women, the highly successful Bribie & District Woodcrafters’
Association Inc (QLD) started with a couple of blokes on a verandah and
the Hawkesbury Woodcraft Co-operative Ltd (NSW) has a close association
with the Australiana Pioneer Village in Wilberforce.
REPORT - Bosch GOP Professional 18V-28 Multitool
by John Tebbutt
This powerful cordless multitool from Bosch features the new Starlock
accessory mounting which provides a stronger attachment, and safer and
faster accessory changes.
REPORT - Arbortech Ball Gouge
by Michael Nash
A worthy addition to Arbortech's range of accessories for 100mm and 115mm
angle grinders, the Ball Gouge is an unusual carving tool, which takes
some mastering to bring out its full potential.
Peter Wholohan’s Egyptology-inspired jewellery box that he made for his
Coves Without Catches
by Mike Darlow
Continuing his search for the best woodturning methods, Mike contests
that catches are more likely to happen when cutting coves rather than
a bead, and then presents an alternative method which should (almost)
A Sort of Bookcase - 1
by Allen Barrett
In addition to the drawers and side cubicles for CD/DVD storage, this
bookcase has a number of design features to give it a distinctive look
and make it more child friendly.
on Woodturning Part 39 - Turning a Needle Case
by John Ewart
As a small turning, John makes an attractive acorn-shaped sewing needle
case, inspired by one of Tom Bartie’s designs.
by Carolyn McCully
This simple image of a potted plant on some rocks becomes an exercise
in shading and textures when converted to a pyrography project.
Turned Salt Cellar
by John Swinkels
This is not a salt grinder or shaker, but a salt cellar for storing cooking
salt in the kitchen. To thin the rim between the magnet mounts, John turns
the cellar off-centre without the use of special chucks or other devices.
by Steve Maskery
Missing his brass dovetail square, Steve decided to make his own from
Bubinga, Ebony and Yew. This is a great project for small pieces of attractive
yet quite expensive pieces of hardwood.
Box Cover and Holder
by Peter Fogelman
Peter demonstrates that everyday objects can be refined and improved when
made from wood.
by Aaron Ehrlich
Miniature turning created this display piece with sentimental reasons
behind its design.
by Athol Burnett
With a little thought to their design, wooden bookends can be made strong
and attractive, without being too expensive to make.
Box - A Project for Young Woodworkers
by Richard Collins
This box is more complex than it looks, and it will have onlookers wondering
how the lid was fitted, yet the actual construction can be done by an
11 year old.