Issue Number 76

Annual 2006

 

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Building a Shed


The Dog House that Triton


Loose-Fill Garden Path


Hanging Beams


Fitting a Floating Floor


Spoon Rack


Birdproofing an Open Shed


Double Toy Box Bed


Clamp Storage Rack

 

Table of Contents

Renovation & Building

10th Annual BDAA Design Awards
Winners of the residential categories in the 2005 Awards held by the Building Designers Association of Australia.

Getting the Best from Your Digital Camera
The digital camera is replacing the Polaroid and film camera as a means of taking quick inexpensive record shots while renovating or building. However, despite its popularity, its operation and requirements are still misunderstood by many.

Building a Shed
by Stephen Birkett
While shed kits are affordable and quick to erect, there are still good reasons to build a conventional steel-clad timber-framed structure.

Festool Cutting Systems
by Scott Bauer
Festool’s plunge saws are more than just a couple of power tools. They’re part of Festool’s comprehensive system of tools and accessories designed to tackle most cutting tasks.

Wrought Iron
With a couple of home-made jigs, you can learn to make your own wrought iron work.

Combination Machines for the Home Workshop
If you want the power of the large woodworking machines, but your workshop space is limited, the solution can be one of the combination machines on the market.

The Triton Workshop
by Stuart Lees
Triton Router Table Micro-Adjusters — the Unused Accessory
Every new model Triton Router Table has them, but often they are misunderstood and unused. Stuart explains why you shouldn’t leave them in the drawer to gather dust.

The Triton Workshop
by Stuart Lees
Thicker Router Table Top
A false top is one way to cater for larger router bits.

New products from Triton
by Stuart Lees
Triton 18V Drill
This innovative drill has plenty of power and a few novel attachments to handle those tricky drilling tasks.

New products from Triton
by Stuart Lees
Triton Steel Cutter
If you thought that there had to be a better way to cut steel than with a portable angle grinder, there is — the Triton Steel Cutter.

The Triton Workshop
by Stuart Lees
The Dog House that Triton
Built This design is a lot more elaborate than the usual backyard box, but if you own a Triton Workcentre it’s a simple and enjoyable project.

MitrePlan (Mitre 10)
Install a Garden Watering System
With the help of a sketch and a few calculations, you can install a watering system to suit your garden’s needs.



Projects

Loose-Fill Garden Path
by Robert Allison
Loose-fill paths are an attractive, quick and affordable alternative to the common concrete variety.

Hanging Beams
by Scott Bauer
Depending on the engineer’s advice, the simple solution to knocking down an internal wall can be a hanging beam.

Fitting a Floating Floor
by Jim Wiseman
Floating floors are increasing in popularity and if you have basic skills, you can lay it yourself.

Power Drill Maintenance
by Pat Crowe
Older drills can be kept alive with some basic maintenance and a little know-how.

Spoon Rack
by Jim Wiseman
Souvenir spoons never seem to go out of fashion, but they do need an attractive rack on which to display them.

Birdproofing an Open Shed
by John Newman
Some mesh and a bending brake make a neat solution to unwanted bird stains.

Replacing Windows
by Bert Toomey
Bert had the professionals replace his wooden windows with aluminium units and then had a go at a few himself.

Double Toy Box Bed
by Sandra Menger
Most children’s rooms can benefit from having a spare bed for stayover guests, so when Sandra was asked to build a couple of toy boxes, she designed them to do double duty.

Clamp Storage Rack
by Craig Tilley
This simple workshop rack keeps your clamps together, out of the dust and out of your way.