Local farmers and a few retirees started the Bairnsdale & District Woodcraft
Group (VIC) in the 1980s when the farmers decided that a woodturning club
was a better way to spend their time in town rather than discussing livestock
prices at the saleyard. For the Wimmera Woodturners Guild Inc (VIC), River
Red Gum is the local timber and features frequently in their work. 3
REPORT - Fiskars PowerGear Aviation Snips
by Scott Yeo
Big brother to the Hardware Snip reviewed in AWW #197 February 2018, Fiskars
PowerGear Aviation Snips is less useful in a general woodworking workshop
than the Snip but should interest those who combine metalworking with
Tools Turns 20
Over the twenty years of following his passion for woodworking and toolmaking,
Chris Vesper has built his business from a hobby to a world-renowned brand
for woodworking marking tools.
In the 47th instalment of our Beginner Series, we ask the question - having
learnt the basics, whatís next? - and apply this approach to improving
a wooden box beyond a basic design.
The Tree Table
by Brian Crossman
Camphor Laurel produces wood with beautiful colour and grain, but it doesn't
usually grow to a size where it can be slabbed to make a table. Typically
it is cut into boards, but Brian took a different approach, taking a slab
of Camphor Laurel (including the tree trunk profile) and incorporating
it into a Tasmanian Oak table.
Sort of Bookcase - 2
by Allen Barrett
Having discussed the building of the carcase last issue, Allen moves on
to the construction of the drawers plus the finishing of this child-friendly
Carving a Scandinavian Style Bowl
by John Swinkels
John admired the smooth curved shapes of the traditional Scandinavian
wooden bowls, but lacked the high quality Swedish handtools required to
make them. Instead he improvised, using power tools he had in his workshop,
to produce bowls in the same flowing style.
on Woodturning Part 40 - Saving a Shaving Brush
by John Ewart
Replacing a broken plastic handle to a favourite shaving brush with a
wooden one gives the opportunity to make something better. It's also a
quirky thing to make as a turning exercise.
by Carolyn McCully
Carolyn reshapes a plastic T-Rex skull to form this image of a dragon
and dragon skull. The piece requires a substantial use of the spoon shader
to achieve the effects required.
by John Swinkels
While this turned coin tube is designed to hold $50 worth of $2 coins,
the design can be readily adapted to hold other coin denominations, plastic
tokens and gaming chips, depending on your requirements. It's much easier
to keep such items readily accessible in such a holder, rather than loosely
stored in a bag.
by Don Phillips
Most repetitive machine cuts are made easier with the use of a jig. This
also applies to housing joints for shelving where it is essential to machine
the trenches on the opposing panels in line with each other and of the
correct width and depth. Donís trenching jig, to be used with a portable
router, does exactly this and allows you to machine the joints quickly,
accurately and with confidence.
Wares #27 - Pen Holders
by Don Phillips
When making anything to sell at a market, the cost of the material has
to be a consideration. If you can make useful items from the leftover
scrap in your workshop, you make a better profit. With this in mind, Don
has been making different styles of pen holders, embellishing them with
inexpensive pens to improve sales.
with Storage Drawer
by Lance Winter
This chessboard has a few features that make it stand out from the other
designs. The chess pieces store in a drawer beneath the board, which can
be withdrawn from either side - the drawer is held in the 'locked' position
with magnets. The chessboard itself can be made in one of two configurations
- the traditional level board or a tiered board with the more powerful
pieces overlooking the pawns.
Simple Vacuum Veneering
by Hendrik Varju