The Melville Group is the largest and most central group in the Woodturners
of Western Australia, the Northern Woodturning Club in Melbourne encourages
newcomers to visit the Club for a few weeks before taking up membership
and the Redcliffe and District Woodcraft Society Inc (QLD) covers virtually
all forms of woodcraft among its members.
Fred Gee presents his design for a non-turned non-scroll-sawn chess set.
Following up on his fire trucks in AWW #203, David Flintoff has built
an Ahrens-Fox 1927 fire truck. A similar vehicle was purchased by the
NSW Government in 1929 and is now preserved in the Museum of Fire collection.
Australian Wood Design Exhibition Orbost 2020
by Scott Campbell-Smith
After an eight year hiatus, the Australian Wood Design Exhibition is back
and regaining its earlier popularity. The Exhibition requires a minimum
of 75% Australia timber in the entries and does not permit any rare or
endangered species (except in the Reuse-Recycle category).
In this 55th instalment of our Beginner Series we look at the basics of
reading woodworking drawings as they may be presented in a book, magazine
or stand-alone plan.
by Dave Thomas-Drake
A turning demonstrator himself, Dave attended his first Turnfest this
year and came away deeply impressed by the variety of demonstrations,
the free interaction between demonstrators and attendees, and the 'family'
feel of the event.
a CNC Machine
by Geoff Roy
With small CNC models costing less than a table saw, they are being purchased
by woodworking groups, schools and hobbyist woodworkers. They are a very
useful addition to the workshop, but to get the most out of your purchase,
you need to understand the advantages and limitations of these smaller
models and the choices that can affect your machine’s suitability for
the work you want to do.
Rectangular Cheval Mirror
by Allen Barrett
Being made for a child, this monogrammed Cheval Mirror required design
features to suit the child’s height and maximise safety. The mirror was
repurposed, giving an heirloom quality to the piece as soon as it was
a Barn Door
by Harry Ellis
If you are known in the local community as a ‘woodworker’ you can receive
some unlikley commissions. Harry pulled out his textbook on doors before
building this internal barn door for new neighbours.
on Woodturning Part 49 - Designing an Urn
by John Ewart
In this two part article (the second part will appear in AWW #209) John
discusses how to design and then turn an urn with a lid.
a Triangular Bowl
by John Di Stefano
Described as either a triangular bowl or a bowl with a three-pointed rim,
this piece is turned on a lathe by mounting a wooden cube between centres
on opposing corners.
Your Own Featherboards
by Steve Maskery
Steve experimented with Pine offcuts until he made a pair of working featherboards.
These were then attached to a homemade fence with a guard mount for fitting
to the proprietrary fence on a table saw.
by Don Phillips
As girls grow into teenagers, trinkets of various types begin to take
on extra meaning and there is a desire to keep them somewhere safe. Don
makes a near identical pair of two-drawer trinket boxes for his greatnieces.
by John Swinkels
John makes a selection of kitchen woodware utensils from two pieces of
discarded Meranti, to show the variety of items that can be made from
close-grained hardwood scraps.
by Eric Lysaght and Richard Collins
Richard presented this wooden puzzle in issue AWW #206 and described how
he made it on a router table in AWW #207. In this issue Eric decribes
how he made the same puzzle on a scroll saw and the enhancements possible
with this alternate method.
by Carolyn McCully
This image came from a series of drawings Carolyn generated from daily
prompts. Carolyn liked the Magpie caricature so much that she burnt the
pattern as a piece of pyrography.