AWW Issue 218 July/August 2021


Table of Contents


Roundyard Rocking Horses
by Deb Sainsbury
A successful Australian business specialising in the design and making of original heritage-style rocking horses started with a wish to provide the owners’ granddaughter with her very own traditional rocker.

Club Drumbeat
The Caloundra Woodworking Club (QLD) has expanded its Clubhouse facilities at least eight times in over 20 years, the East Tamar Men’s Shed (TAS) has made items for a plant nursery, vineyard and a meadery and Lithgow District Men’s Shed Association (NSW) has twice rebuilt an existing building to gain a Clubhouse.

Timber Species from Papua New Guinea (Part 2)
by Harold Gallasch, A1 Specialty Timbers
The second part in the series on Papua New Guinea timbers examines the dilemma within the PNG forestry industry, looks at some of the country’s special cabinet timbers and suggests solutions for the future.

Carbide-Tipped Turning Tools
by Mike Darlow
Mike discusses and gives his assessment on woodturning tools with replaceable tungsten-carbide tips.

Eden Marine High School’s Wooden Canoes
by Dave Giddings
Dave reports on a woodworking project which saw the construction of three wooden canoes by six Aboriginal students from Eden Marine High School.

From an idea first mooted by the President of Woodgroup SA, a group of dedicated woodworkers has made around 35,000 toys for disadvantaged children since its inception 33 years ago.


Carving A Boot
by Raymond Collins
Raymond carves a well-worn boot from Huon Pine and then adds a Huon Pine bootlace.

Cutting Slots in Dowel Ends Without a Jig
by Peter Fogelman
Peter finds a quick way to cut neat parallel slots in dowel ends on a bandsaw.

The Lectern
by Harry Ellis
Using slabs of Camphor Laurel and two uprights from a vintage desk that survived the Brisbane floods, Harry designed and made a lectern for community use.

Making Wooden Trivets
by Geoff Roy
T rivets limit heat conduction from cooking pans to bench and table tops. Geoff presents a variety of designs which can be made with hand tools, power tools or CNC machines. He concludes with a traditional trivet design made in Jarrah on a CNC machine.

A Tortilla Press
by John Swinkels
An inspired alternative to a traditional aluminium tortilla press, John demonstrates how to make a press using HMR melamine laminate with hardwood handle and frame.

Wooden Speargun
by Ric Fallu
Ric describes how you can make a professional quality wooden speargun from a block of timber and some accessories from a specialist supplier.

Making a Lap Steel Slide Guitar
by Stan Ceglinski
A devotee of playing the lap steel slide guitar, Stan is a well known woodworker who has designed and made many of his own instruments.

Just Hanging Around
by Carolyn McCully
A fellow lover of the nocturnal mammal, Carolyn has translated a photograph of a bat into an inspired pyrography project.

Wooden Puzzle 7e — Captured Cylinder
by Richard Collins
The fifth Captured Cylinder Puzzle in the series, the locking mechanism here is contained almost entirely within the cylinder rather than the block.

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AWW Issue 218 July/August 2021
AWW Issue 218 July/August 2021