Trend (UK) celebrates 60 Years
Starting from a home attic business in 1955, Trend has become a leading
manufacturer worldwide of power tool accessories, specialising in the
application of the router. It has over 8000 different products in its
range and is revitalising its Australian distribution.
You haven't done everything in woodturning if you haven't tried ornamental
turning. The Ornamental Turner Group Australia (OTGA) is dedicated to
the use and promotion of the rose engine and other ornamental turning
machines. Based on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, the Peninsula
Woodturner’s Guild held their biennial exhibition in May 2015.
John Hamilton displays three of his recently restored hand planes, while
Australian, Jo Meyer, wins a 'highly commended' at the Chippendale International
School of Furniture‘s 2015 graduation with her Tish Surprise Chair.
REPORT - Arbortech TURBOShaft
by Michael Nash
The latest offering from Arbortech is a 20mm dia. x 80mm long steel shaft
with small circular tungsten carbide tips on its outer edge. Designed
as an attachment for the small angle grinder it enables deep trenching,
lettering and other wood shaping tasks, both freehand and template.
About Routers - 1
The 35th instalment in our Beginner's Series; in this issue we start a
new segment on exploring the use and versatility of the router. The feature
machine for this segment is the Makita Roumer - a small affordable high-powered
hybrid machine with features that relate to both trimmers and routers.
by John Looker
The horizontal equivalent of the vertical action drill press, the horizontal
drilling machine or borer is a useful addition to a cabinetmaker's workshop.
John describes how he built his from scrap, a drill chuck and a washing
by Harry Ellis
A glimpse of an Arts & Crafts style bench seat on a television show inspired
Harry to design and build this hall seat as a place for people to sit
and put their shoes on. The use of hand tools and traditional joints turn
a modest chair into an engaging woodworking project.
Wares - 11. Cutting Boards & Platters
by Allen Barrett
Every cook needs a cutting board, so there is a good demand for them at
the markets if you can make them attractive without spending too much
time on their production. Allen looks at some of the options he has explored
over the years.
by Aaron Ehrlich
Based on an older style of sewing machine, this is a fun project to make
for your child or grandchild. Predominantly a woodturner, Aaron uses his
turning skills to make the various wheels and bobbins, while the machine
body and base require some profile cutting and router work.
Cane for a Holy Woman
by Maricha Oxley
Using a maritime theme, Maricha carves a walking stick from Plum for her
friend, Sister M Joseph. The carvings include starfish, fish, platypus
and a dugong handle.
on Woodturning Pt.24 - Turning a Small Vase
by John Ewart
According to John's anecdote, the inspiration for this specimen flower
vase is as old as The Australian Woodworker! While a variety of tools
can be used for this project, John limits himself to the square section
skew chisel and a detail gouge.
by Renato Spagnolo
Renato describes how he built the attractive jewellery box mentioned in
his user report on the Mitre Maker in AWW #178. Made from Silver Ash frames,
Coolabah burl lid insert, Jarrah and White Beech, the box can be made
with the Mitre Maker jigs or with traditional boxmaking methods.
by John Swinkels and Charli O'Dell
Combining traditional woodworking methods with a child's imagination can
generate a project that passes skills and the enthusiasm for woodworking
on from one generation to the next. This bead bowl was made by John and
his grandaughter, Charli.
by Carolyn McCully
Creating the moon required many hours of burning deep space, a good photograph
of the moon and an ability to 'draw' freehand with the pyrography pen.
This piece did not work out as originally planned and Carolyn describes
how she resolved the challenges.
Small Woodworking Projects
by Editors of Fine Wodworking
Alan Lacer’s Woodturning Projects & Techniques
by Alan Lacer