Issue Number 88

December 1999

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Japanese Spinning Tops

Demonstrator's Dolly

Neil Scobie's Office Desk

Carving a Reef with Fish

Turned Tea Set


Table of Contents

Across the Teacher's Bench
by Les Miller
Why things are the way they are. First in a series on design.

Japanese Spinning Tops
by Ernie Newman
Learn to turn tops that go over the top!

Wonderful Things!
by Beauchamp Paine
The most wonderful things were made by the carpenters of Ancient Egypt.

A Demonstrator's Dolly
by Adrian Barendregt
Making the ultimate tool trolley.

by George Hatfield
Highlights from the American Association of Woodturners 13th Annual Symposium.

Club Drumbeat
The Wood Workers of the Southern Peninsula

What kind of lathe do the Professionals use?
by Paul Scobie
Major Project for HSC Design and Technology Course produces insights into the professional turner's choice of lathe.

Snapshot: Imre Csurgo

The Office Desk
by Neil Scobie
Highly figured Red Cedar is the perfect complement to the fluid lines of this formal desk.

How I nearly made a Silk Purse
by Eric Lysaght
The author shares his experience making major modifications to his scroll saw.

Woodturning Tips
by George Hatfield
Detail Turning with a Gouge -- Part 2
Using the detail gouge to create complex mouldings, as well as for internal chuck work.

The Chep Challenge
by Neil Scobie
Timber pallets are transformed into fine woodwork by the Mid-North Coast Woodworkers (NSW).

User Report
Arbortech Tuff Cut blade
by Neil Scobie

In the Beginning
by Brian Eves
Brian returns to basics with this simple project, carving a reef with fish.

Tea for a Turner
by Eric Lysaght
A complete tea set turned in Osage Orange continues to grow.

SAturn '99
by Cate Wrigley
Turners treat themselves to the ultimate indulgence in South Australia

Good Ideas & Short Cuts
Bandsaw aids and hot melt glue

Lathe Survey '99
Your end of millenium guide to lathes in Australia.

Working with Australian Hardwoods - 13
by Peter Van Herk
Kiln Drying

Student Workshop

Book Reviews
Making Wooden Boxes
by Jeff Greef
Woodfinishing Handbook
by Ian Hosker