AWW Issue 216 March/April 2021


Table of Contents


Club Drumbeat
The premises of the Cohuna Men’s Shed (VIC) were made possible by the kind donation of land by a local lady, Kaye Andres; the Goulburn Men’s Shed (NSW) rents part of the old government railway workshop and workers’ lunchroom, and the Kedron-Wavell RSL Sub-Branch Woodcarving Group (QLD) operates out of the Voyager Centre in the Chermside Historical Precinct.

One Roof Byron
by Patt Gregory
Being part of a local team building a tiny home for a homeless person, Patt finds that the experience involves much more that putting a roof over someone’s head.

Growing Australian Red Cedar for Over 40 Years
by Bob Whitworth
With a private forest of mostly Hoop Pine, Queensland Maple and Silver Ash, Bob has been intentionally growing Australian Red Cedar since 1987 and has previously reported on his efforts.

WOODVAC — Vietnam Veterans & Woodworking
A group of Armoured Corps veterans meet once a week to make toys for charity.

Review of Useful Woodturning Projects by Mike Darlow
by Alan Jacobs
Alan reviews Mike’s seventh woodturning book. 40 Lucas Mill Sells Its 20,000th Mill Worldwide Established in 1994 and based in rural Victoria Lucas Mill has become a well-respected brand around the world.

David Flintoff adds two new models to his growing collection of historical wooden fire vehicles.

Peter ‘Dusty’ Field — Woodworking in the Dark
Blind since birth Peter is an avid woodworker with a well-equipped workshop for making items for home and the markets.


Modular Marble Machine — a CNC Project
by Geoff Roy
Geoff develops a design for a modular marble machine. While marble runs are great fun, a modular version enables you to change the configuration for new possibilities. Geoff uses a CNC machine to reduce the effort in reproducing the various identical modules.

Marketwares #41 — Tealight Candlesticks
by Fred Gee
From old glass bottles and containers plus wooden offcuts, Fred makes candlesticks that keep tealights burning steadily.

The Contest — Carving a Bear and Fish
by Peter Kornek
This carving of a bear and two salmon required careful design work and checking of the pieces as the work progressed to provide the animation in the figures and the correct positioning of the bear and fish in the final result.

Which is Best?
by James Finger
James spent many hours testing sandpaper to find the best product for his woodworking. His experiences gave some interesting results and highlighted the importance of having a consistent testing procedure when comparing consumables for your own use.

Yarn Bowls
by Heinz Haselroither
So long as they will accommodate a standard 150mm dia. ball of yarn or wool, almost any bowl can be converted into a useful yarn bowl

Processing Macadamia Nuts
by John Swinkels
John experiments with making his own design for a lever style wooden nut cracker. He added a crushing function and a wooden scraper.

Whirlpool Bowl
by John Swinkels
The use of jigs enables John to create an attractive whirlpool effect in this turned segmented bowl.

The Wizard’s Tower
by Carolyn McCully
For the clouds in this fairy tale piece Carolyn introduces the use of a blowtorch lighter.

Wooden Puzzle 7a, 7b & 7c — Captured Cylinder
by Richard Collins
Richard presents three identical looking puzzles with quite different locking mechanisms.

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AWW Issue 216 March/April 2021
AWW Issue 216 March/April 2021