Hydrowood - Salvaging Tasmania's Flooded Forests
Inspired by underwater logging operations in British Columbia, Canada,
David Wise and Andrew Morgan have launched Hydrowood, a company specifically
set up to salvage sunken trees from Lake Pieman, a man-made hydro lake
in Tasmania. Logging, milling and drying operations have commenced on
a commercial scale.
& Revival of a Vintage Thicknesser
Italian made, this thicknesser had a full working life, possibly involving
the construction of the Sydney Opera House, before being overhauled by
its new owner, Adelaide boat restorer, Mark Davis.
Jordan & Mike Lee - Turnfest 2016
by Neil Scobie
Two of the demonstrators at Turnfest 2016 will be John Jordan from Tennessee
USA and Mike Lee from Hawaii USA. A highly respected turner and teacher,
John is known for his textured hollow vessels with small openings. Mike
explores organic forms, turning the wood and then carving it.
The members of the Blue Mountains Woodturners Inc (NSW) have involved
themselves in a variety of projects, from making giant chess sets for
local schools, to organising an international symposium and restoring
a heavy industrial lathe.
Annual Exhibition 2015 by the Woodcraft Guild ACT Inc
Held each year in conjunction with the Canberra Timber & Working with
Wood Show, the Guild’s Exhibition attracts a high quality of entries in
diverse categories such as boxmaking, turning, carving, cabinetmaking,
marquetry, models, pyrography and toolmaking.
with High Speed Rotary Tools - 1. An Introduction
by Bill McLeary
With its ability to remove material quickly, and cut cleanly across or
with the grain without splintering or chipping, the high speed rotary
carving tool and its associated burrs have enabled new levels of detail
and fineness not possible with edge tools and general carving skills.
Carved Seat Bar Stool - Version II
by Neil Scobie
A redesigned version of a bar stool that Neil released about nine years
ago, this one has a thinner seat, more curve to the legs and thinner ends
to the legs to give a more streamlined appearance and reduce weight.
on Woodturning Pt.26 - Internet Videos
by John Ewart
Internet videos are an effective means of gaining new skills, but because
anyone can post a video online, many of the techniques shown are ineffective
or outright dangerous. John discusses the more common failings in Internet
turning videos and how to judge a good one from a '‘fail'.
by W A Lane
Made from Western Red Cedar, Australian Red Cedar and Australian White
Cedar, this occasional table has a segmented top and lower shelf. In spite
of its complex appearance, it requires only three different types of segments
and assembly is straighforward so long as the segments are sized and shaped
Turned Bowl Made with a Home-made Ring-cutter
by John Swinkels
In this article John discusses the virtues of ring-cutters, the use of
segmented rings, their assembly into a bowl blank and the jigs involved.
The project is a thin-walled bowl, approx. 230mm in diameter.
about Routers - 3
In this issue we examine the use of the trammel in conjunction with the
router and make a simple trivet with concentric cutouts.
Wares - 14. Fishing Reel Toilet Roll Holder
by Bob Aitken
This fishing reel toilet roll holder is not as easy and quick to make
as many of our previous Market Wares, but Bob assures us that they are
fun to make and sell very well!
by Frank Rowe
Frank uses a bandsaw to produce a contoured 3D blank from a rectangular
piece of wood and then refines the shape with a rotary carving tool. Pyrography
and hand-made wire and epoxy legs finish the sculpture.
by Carolyn McCully
With an odd-shaped board to work with, Carolyn chose a suitable photograph
from her nature collection as the subject of her pattern. The challenge
in this project is to get the shading right to give the required alternating
bands of light and dark markings on the feathers and body.
Wooden Hub Wheels
by MC Hendrikson O.A.M
by David Springett
by Hendrik Varju