Welcome to the March 2016 edition of Australia’s premier woodworking and woodcraft magazine. Download now.
ON THE COVER – Bern Chandley: Windsor chairmaker A visit to the workshop of a bespoke Melbourne maker to discover the processes and techniques that continue to make the Windsor style one of the most refined that furniture makers can draw on.
Fine Fitting Hinges: Take the stress out hinge fitting as Damion Fauser shows you how to fit butt, side rail and quadrant hinges. Includes notes on choosing and sourcing the best hingeware for your needs.
Ultimate Chair Jig: With Darren’s Oates variable setting jig you can test and bulletproof your chair designs without even making a mock-up.
Student Awards 2015: Judges Phoebe Everill, Chris Vesper and Andrew Potocnik hand down their final rulings on last year’s winners in the only online forum for secondary school woodworkers.
Vesper Tools: A tour of fine hand tool maker Chris Vesper’s workshop setup reveals some of the machines and processes he uses to achieve the accuracy and fine finish he strives for.
Modern Low Table: With minimal tools and equipment these plans will show you how to make a contemporary coffee table that can be further personalised with detailing and the finish of your choice.
Honing Guides: For fast and sharp results every time honing guides are recommended. Peter Young tests new model Lie Nielsen, Veritas Mk II and Henry Eckert guides along with the original Eclipse guide.
Box Project: Andrew Potocnik shows how to use recycled materials to make a fingerjointed box with a scorched lid detail that makes an environmental statement.
Handworking Edges: Refine and detail the lines of your work with some simple techniques and tips from Charles Mak.
Walls of Wood: Here Neil Scobie shows how you can make a segmented wall mural that draws on inspiration from Vic Wood, the father of Australia’s woodturning as art scene.
Hand Safety: Richard Vaughan demonstrates the value of some of the pushers, guards and other devices that are recommended buying for safer machining operations.
The End of the Line: Philip Ashley visits the European factories of Mimimax, Felder and Altendorf to report on the design features and quality control processes that go into topline makes.
Over the Rainbows: Vince Manna revisits Hawaii to report on the striking beauty of Eucalyptus deglupta aka the rainbow gum.
Why Get a Teacher? From personal experience, Lee Gabbett explains why woodworking classes can take your skills to a new level. Includes a listing of woodwork teachers.
Tested: Sterling Hand Tools, Sherwood BAS 350B14" Bandsaw, Henry Eckert Marking Gauge, Carter Resaw Fence, Triton 18V Drill/Driver and Impact Drills.