Wood Review 111
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ON THE COVER: Dancing With Woods. The discipline and powers of observation developed by former Australian Ballet soloist Vivienne Wong are in full play as she builds a new career as a furniture designer and maker.
The Business of Studio Furniture: Rolf Barfoed explores ways of communicating the value of highly crafted work to potential clients.
For Special Display: Steven Der-Garabedian shows how to build a veneered cabinet to showcase special items and woods.
Choosing Bandsaw Blades: Getting the best out of your bandsaw is dependent on selecting the most appropriate blade for the task at hand. Story by Damion Fauser.
A New Take on Tradition: Simeon Dux discusses the styles that influenced a recent project and talks about the processes he likes to use.
The Humble Card Scraper: Properly sharpened, a card scraper can achieve an off-the-tool finish comparable to that of a well fettled hand plane. Neil Erasmus explains
Woods That Make Music: Sofia Vettori makes stringed instruments that reflect her passion for music, and the importance of art and culture during pandemic times.
Working With Plywood: For convenience and safeguarding against wood movement, plywood has real advantages. Story by Vic Tesolin.
The Millennials: A recent exhibition of work by Rolf Barfoed, Elliot Bastianon and Andrew Carvolth defines the aesthetics and imperatives of three contemporary makers. Reviewed by Rodney Hayward.
Safer on Your Mitre Saw: Four jigs to help you safely and precisely machine small parts on your mitre saw. Story by Charles Mak.
MACHINERY & TOOL REVIEWS
• Laguna PX16 thicknesser
• Laguna JX8 jointer
• Veritas No.1 bevel-up handplane
• The Good Rule
• Parken drill press