Woodwork for Women's Silver Anniversary
by Patt Gregory
A private detective turned carpenter/joiner turned woodworking teacher,
Patt Gregory celebrates 25 years of her Mullumbimby business, Woodwork
for Women, set up to teach woodworking to women.
Ipswich Woodcrafts Club Inc (QLD) seeks a bigger Clubhouse, preferably
above local flood levels, members of the Sydney Northern Beaches Woodturners
Inc (NSW) meet under the Jacarandah tree and the Yass Valley Men's Shed
Inc is the local supplier of timber signs with hand routed wording.
Rob Barclay presents two of his boxes. One is a traditional artist's box
with storage for five completed A3 canvas boards, brushes, 30 paint colours
and other painting supplies. The other is a modern interpretation of a
drawing box, including a charging station for a smartphone and storage
for USB sticks and camera memory cards.
REPORT - Lumber Wizard
by Alan Browne
Alan reports on the latest version of the Lumber Wizard which can detect
metals such as steel, stainless steel, zinc, magnesium and aluminium in
wood, prior to planing or thicknessing. This model features auto tuning,
saving time and eliminating the need for tedious adjustments, while increasing
reliability and accuracy.
with Livos Finishes
Marketed as a healthier alternative to synthetic coatings, Livos products
have become popular among professional woodworkers for their performance.
David Mac Laren and Benjamin Redden discuss why they prefer to use these
finishes on their work.
Another in our occasional series of survey articles, this time we look
at the function of the table saw, its important features and a listing
of most of the models currently available in Australia together with their
specifications. The article covers machines from benchtop and contractor
saws up to cabinet and sliding table models.
Add Some Zip to Your Turning - Zippered Vases and Bowls
by Bob Aitken
Bob details his method for making turned vases and bowls with one or two
zippers, as well as lace-up and laced forms. This is precision work but
the results are worth the time and effort.
by Mike Darlow
Mike discusses the requirements for small turning tools such as chisels,
parting tools and gouges. Of these, gouges present the greatest challenge
to producing an effective cutting tool to suit small scale turning.
on Woodturning Part 48 - Turning a Tiered Stand with Long Pin and Socket
by John Ewart
The secret to a well constructed whatnot or traditional tiered stand is
the concealed long pin and socket joints which give the item much greater
rigidity than shallow stopped holes. John turns a tiered stand using this
Carving of a Clock Face
by Geoff Roy
Combining the capabilities of CNC routing with downloadable 3D models
from the Internet enables you to produce complex carved items without
the requirement to acquire and develop special skills to a high level.
Gum Bandsawn Box
by Bob Dean
Most bandsawn boxes are made from dressed timber or cut to shape on a
bandsaw. Bob decided to convert a length of branch to a box, leaving the
natural bark of the Pink Gum in place.
by Carolyn McCully
Carolyn's project this issue is a jewellery item. Challenges with the
necklace included preparing a design to suit the curve of the wooden beads,
transferring the pattern onto multiple workpieces and burning the small
Wire-spoked Wheels and Axle Nuts
by Chris Coates
A prominent feature of Chris' model of a 1930 Bentley Blower featured
in the last Issue (AWW #206) was the wooden wire-spoked wheels. They are
an essential detail for many automobiles of the era, but their construction
in wood is not simple. Chris describes his method in detail.
by Richard Collins
Having presented his wooden puzzle in the last Issue (AWW #206) Richard
describes its operation and how to make it on a router table. In AWW #208
he and Eric Lysaght will detail how the same puzzle can be made on the
scroll saw instead.