Issue Number 97

June 2001

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Scrapbox Thickness Sander

Neil Scobie's Treasure Chest

Neil Scobie's Laminating Jig

Bicker with Feather Joints

Carving Backgrounds

Making Your Own Tools


Table of Contents


User Report
Makita Random Orbit Sanders BO6040 & BO6030

by Neil Scobie
These sanders aim high and come up strong in Neil’s extensive tests.

Profile: Robert Guilfoyle
by Maggie Coleman
This handicapped woodworker gives back to the community through his volunteer efforts.

The Orbost Australian Wood Design Exhibition 2001
by Maricha Oxley
A show with impact, it will have strong positive repercussions on the way we look at our native hardwoods resource.

Across the Teacher Bench
by Les Miller
Les begins a new series of articles by looking at some of the basic problems in materials and joining methods when working with wood.

New Book Release on Designing & Making Chairs
by Peter Dorman
The Best Chair in the House is the latest addition to the Woodworking Master Series by Skills Publishing Pty Ltd.

George’s Corner
by George Hatfield
More unusual turnings, including a 45° baluster.

Clock Work Innovation
Modern clock movements make innovative design & construction more fun than ever.

The Club Lottery Barrel
by Ralph Gard and Des Hurst
A rotating barrel that’ll keep the punters happy.

The Sydney Timber and Working with Wood Show
This year’s show marks the return to the old ‘Showgrounds’ in the Royal Hall of Industries and the Hordern Pavilion at Moore Park.

Old Tool Tales
by James Carse Black
Recollections of an Apprenticeship.



A Scrapbox Thickness Sander
by Ken Williams
This thicknesser proves that quality construction is possible using parts from the the scrap box.

The Treasure Chest
by Neil Scobie
This box lies somewhere between the document box and the blanket box in size. A perfect fit for those special panels you’ve been hoarding.

Jigs For Laminating Timber
by Neil Scobie
Nice curves are as easy to admire as they are to make. All it takes is a bit of jig know-how.

Woodturning Techniques
by Mike Darlow
This extract from Mike Darlow’s new book, the third in his full colour series, shows how to make a Bicker with Feather Joints.

Background Magic
by Cynthia Rogers
Good carvings don’t happen, they are planned.

Really Sharp Tools
by Ernie Newman
Making your own useful tools can be easy and rewarding.


Other Features

Good Ideas & Short Cuts
No holes turnng, storing dust extractor hose, drill press dust hood and easy easyout

Book Reviews
Simple Scollsaw projects
by Guild of Mastercraftsmen
Making & Mastering Wood Planes
by David Finck
Mastering the Router: a Complete Course
by Ron Fox