AWW Issue 219 September/October 2021


Table of Contents


Vale Gregory Burrows
While he was a familiar face to visitors to The Australian Woodworker stand at the Timber & Working with Wood Shows, for the most part Greg worked tirelessly behind the scenes putting the magazine together after the articles had been written and edited. He also ran the Mail Order Bookshop until last year.

Club Drumbeat
The Coffs Harbour Men’s Shed Inc (NSW) holds a regular Saturday morning garage sale to raise funds, the Orbost Men’s Shed (VIC) is one of the oldest in the country, Fleurieu Woodturners Inc (SA) shares the premises of the Victor Harbor Men’s Shed and the Woodworkers of the Southern Peninsula (VIC) have celebrated their 25th Anniversary.

Orbituary – Arthur Burrows
by Paul Gregson, Associate Editor
With Art’s passing Australian woodworking lost one of its strongest and most enthusiastic supporters.

Out of the Woodwork
by Madelene Rich
Madelene describes the journey of her deafblind son from an interest in woodworking in primary school to Vision Australia’s Woodwork Program to a Certificate II in Furniture Making from TAFE and now to producing his own pieces for sale.

Australian Scroll Saw Exhibition
One of the few events to get up and running this year, the Australian Scroll Saw Exhibition was a successful and enjoyable outing.

David Flintoff is making good use of the pandemic downtime by producing more wooden vehicles. This selection includes a 1930 Deusenberg, 1914 Stutz Bearcat, 1910 Ford Model T and a 1929 Ford Delivery Van.


Making Wooden Spoked Car Wheels
by Ron Stronach
Making spoked wheels for a car with a one litre petrol engine was a serious challenge. Ron describes the project and how he undertook the construction of the four wheels required.

Woodturning Tips
by George Hatfield (Associate Editor)
This is the first article in a revised publication of a series of articles that George presented in AWW from 1998 onwards. Intended as an introduction to woodturning and a handy resource for anyone looking to improve their technique, the series begins by covering Cutting with the Grain and The Cutting Process.

Wooden Geared Clocks
by Vince Everett
Having admired a wooden geared clock in a Tasmanian woodcraft shop many years ago, in retirement Vince built an Ascent Clock. This was followed by a succession of different clocks. These later clocks have all been based on the designs of Brian Law, though there are other designers to choose from.

Intricate Detail Carving
by Kaz Depczynski
Having appeared in AWW #134 August 2007 with an article on pierced carving, Kaz showcases some of his more recent pieces, discussing his approach to their design and the method of carving.

Hour Glass Clocks
by Newton Williams
Inspired by a YouTube video of an hour glass clock of a very different design, Newton designed and made two different types of hour glass clock. Each one tells the time with an outer rim that rotates the hour numeral to the top of the dial and an hour sand glass which rotates 180° every hour. The level of the sand gives an indication of the minutes that have passed since the hour.

by Carolyn McCully
In this issue Carolyn presents two Anubis-related patterns, a portrait and a jackal. She has combined them on her piece or you can use them separately. The Anubis portrait offers the opportunity to use the bright colours for the headdress associated with this period of Egypt’s history.

Wooden Puzzle 8 – Mitred Blocks
by Richard Collins
While the mitred blocks define the appearance of this puzzle they are in reality just hollow blocks. The actual locking mechanism is a cylindical arrangement which can be concealed in many different puzzle shapes as shown in the examples at the end of the article.

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AWW Issue 219 September/October 2021
AWW Issue 219 September/October 2021