Peter Dumensy made a 'his and her' pair of replica Ansonia King Clocks
from figured River Red Gum, using the plans and parts kit from International
Timepieces in Adelaide.
REPORT - Feast Watson FLOORCLEAR
Floorclear is a clear oil-based polyurethane finish for interior timber
and cork floors. It has a low odour formulation and is suited to surfaces
such as benchtops which may require a higher abrasion resistance than
conventional clear coatings.
REPORT - Bosch PRR 250 ES Sanding Roller
Intended as a specialised sanding device, this unusual power tool is designed
to accept sanding rollers, flap wheels and mops, in a configuration that
makes them easier and less tiring to use for extended periods.
Timber & Working with Wood Show Guide
Details of the last Show for 2014 - at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition
Centre on 24-26 October.
The Melbourne School of Fine Woodworking may sound like a formal teaching
organisation, but it's a Club run by a committee of current members and
an Operations Manager. It's main focus is the teaching of woodworking
and it provides a series of tutor groups and short courses. Operating
for over 26 years, the Pittsworth Woodcrafter's Club Inc (QLD) is looking
forward to the opening of its new clubhouse.
Ideas & Shortcuts
Alan and Peter adapt household electric devices to make electric sanders,
Donald makes shelves for holding jars from steel studs and A Rankin solves
his scroll saw vibration woes.
REPORT - Hammer N3800 Bandsaw
The Austrian made Hammer range has a new smaller bandsaw with the release
of the N3800. Designed as a more compact and affordable option to the
popular N4400, the N3800 still has the high quality build construction
and features of the larger Hammer bandsaws.
Flat Top Treasure Chest
by Neil Scobie
Continuing his popular series of boxes with contrasting panels, Neil has
developed this plan for a flat-lid treasure chest. It differs a bit in
proportions to Neilís curved top treasure chest, being slightly wider
and longer with slimmed down legs.
Wares - 5. Letter Openers/Paper Knives
by Denis Burnham
These openers are turned, trimmed on a bandsaw and sanded to their final
shape. Quick to make, you can produce one or a dozen, from whatever timber
offcuts you have in the workshop.
by Aaron Ehrlich
The phenakistoscope was one of the early steps in the development of 'moving
pictures'. Making a working example of the device is a fun project and
a novel exercise in woodturning.
by John Swinkels
This longlasting salad server has two features that differentiate it from
a simple set of hinged spoons. Two prongs act as a spring to open the
server when the pressure is released and when the halves are reversed,
it folds neatly for storage.
by Numbers Pt.8 - The Barley Twist
by Mike Davies
To form a spindle with a barley twist, Mike turns the blank to diameter
and then marks it out on the lathe. The carving of the barley twist can
be done with the blank still on the lathe or secured on the workbench
in a sash clamp.
on Woodturning Pt.18 - Turning a Gavel and Sound Block
by John Ewart
John details the turning of an attractive two-piece handled gavel and
a round sound block.
by Carolyn McCully
Inspired by a collection of Schleich horse figurines and a Shaman Drum,
this pattern utilises a variety of pyrography techniques.
by John Hamilton
Dowelling jigs work well when you have a few joints, but if have multiple
components to drill, their use is time consuming. Johnís solution is a
homemade boring machine based on a portable electric drill.
Project #16 - Tall Burl Vase
by Ken Wraight
This project is a variant of the tall vase described in the last issue,
ie. AWW #176 August 2014. Ken builds on the information provided in the
previous article to outline how he makes this more attractive version
of the original design.
Turning Hollow Forms
by Mark Sanger
Tables and Chairs
by the editors of Fine Woodworking
Honing and Setting Jointer and Planer Knives
by Hendrik Varju