Wood Review 110
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ON THE COVER: Crafting a Career. For leading West Australian maker Nathan Day, building a sustainable career in woodworking has demanded perseverance and adaptability. Interview by Linda Nathan.
PROJECT: Making a pencil gauge. Develop your skills in accuracy and you’ll be rewarded with a useful tool you can hand down to others. Story by Theo Cook.
WORKSHOPS: Vic Tesolin explains why you should choose machines to match your needs as well as your budget.
MAKER PROFILE: UK marquetry artist Olivia Faire uses wood and other materials to create subtle imagery inspired by nature and the built environment. Interview by Rick Knopke. Image: Olivia Faire, Blue Black Feathers
TECHNIQUE: Hollow Chisel Mortisers: Use and Maintenance. The key to these machines is knowing how to set them up, and how to sharpen their tooling. Story by Neil Erasmus
PROJECT: A Sliding Door Cabinet. A solid wood construction with doors that slide required allowances for movement and ways to balance strength with lightness. Story by Raf Nathan.
MAKER PROFILE: The Brothers Levaggi. From his home in Bergamo, Vasko Sotirov travelled across Italy for ‘a journey into the elegance of a chair’.
PROJECT: Tray Not So Simple. Achieving a streamlined design for a blackwood tray involved a series of set-ups, processes and jigs. Story by Andrew Potocnik.
WOODCARVING: Who was the Ipswich Woodcarver? Terry Martin investigates the life and works of Peter Harley.
FINISHING: What I Learnt Making Historic Varnishes. Recreating medieval recipes for varnishes was a way of gaining a better understanding of materials used for finishing, explains Shane Orion Wiechnik.
MACHINERY & TOOL REVIEWS:
• Bosch cordless GKS circular saws
• EZtension bandsaw blade gauge
• Felder D963 thicknesser
• Hafco M-25 hollow chisel mortiser