AWW Issue 211 May/June 2020


Table of Contents


The Habitat Boxes from Two Sheds Workshop
To make a positive contribution to the welfare of homeless native animals in the wake of the 2019/2020 bushfires, Jo Saccomani has used her business to run workshops to build habitat boxes. 2

Down Under Turn Around
by Caroline Talbot
Caroline reminisces on the 24 years of the Down Under Turn Around, to be held again this September on Victoria’s Phillip Island.

Club Drumbeat
Geelong Woodcrafters Guild Inc (VIC) has an increased interest in woodcarving, Goulburn Valley Men’s Shed Inc (SA) has its own very large shed and Ravenswood Men & Community Shed undertakes a wide variety of commissions for the local community.

From a Childhood Cubby House to Wooden Rocking Horses
by Olivia O’Connor
An avid woodworker from childhood, Olivia had a successful career as a prop maker and scenic artist before switching to the construction and restoration of rocking horses plus carving commissions.

Ironcore – Sticking to a Good Thing
Popular with experienced and novice pyrographers, with schools and hobbyists, the Australian made Ironcore T3/54 Pyrography Unit has been made to the same practical and reliable design since 1954.

Bowna Turnabout 2020
In late February organisers held another successful Bowna Turnabout on the banks of Lake Hume near Albury, attracting participants from as far away as Melbourne, Canberra and Bega.

There’s More to Using a Wood Chisel Than You May Think
In this 58th instalment of our Beginner’s Series we look at the function and purpose of the wood chisel and how it is quite easy to misuse it if you are not familiar with its design and intended use.


Wooden Puzzle 4b — Introduction
by Eric Lysaght and Richard Collins
Once again Eric has taken one of Richard’s puzzles and redesigned it so that it can be made on the scroll saw. The changes profoundly affect how the puzzle is made — in this case, from a single piece of wood.

Wooden Puzzle 4 — Single Cross
by Richard Collins
Richard reveals the secret to unlocking his single cross puzzle, plus how you can make one for yourself. Even Richard’s most experienced puzzle solvers were impressed with how this puzzle works.

Key Hanger
by Don Phillips
A woodworker’s solution to a cluttered bowl of keys on the hall table, this key organiser will handle 12 sets of keys comfortably — enough for parents, adult and teenage children and the occasional guest.

Some Thoughts on Bowl Turning
by Mike Darlow
Mike discusses current thinking on how to turn a bowl effectively and safely and then details some of the techniques he uses to achieve his personal requirements such as no sanding.

Bench Seat with Wedged Tenons
by John Swinkels
The use of wedged tenons adds strength and character to this seat design suited to thick stock material such as a timber slab.

Marketwares #36 Some Kitchen Utensils
by Alice Border
Man-sized salad servers, barbecue scraper and an egg slide are useful utensils that can be cut from attractive timber offcuts.

Making a Chair with CNC
by Geoff Roy
In his pursuit of a chair design that does not look it was made with CNC, Geoff builds a solid timber Jarrah chair on his hobbyist-sized CNC machine.

Notes on Woodturning Part 52 — Turning Burl
by John Ewart
Burl is available in many species and offers a wide range of grain and colours. It is prized for its appearance when turned, but working the wood can present challenges including its hardness and the presence of cracks. John turns a platter and a bowl from burl.

Turning a Ball
by Heinz Haselroither
Recruited to replace a ceramic sphere with a wooden version, Heinz explains a commonly used technique to turn a perfect ball-shaped object.

Steampunk Octopus Wall Plaque
by Carolyn McCully
This design should appeal to those with an interest in Steampunk and for the pyrographer it offers a number of different markings to experiment with.

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