Wood Review 91

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Welcome to the June 2016 edition of Australia's premier woodworking and woodcraft magazine. Download now.

ON THE COVER – Redesigning Maloof AWR contributing editor Robert Howard writes about the variation he developed for making a Maloof-style chair joint without needing different sets of router bits.


A Handsaw Primer: Hand tool expert and maker Ian Wilkie writes about what to look for when choosing small saws for general woodwork.


Knife Hinged Jewellery Cabinet: With Charles Mak’s help you can take your skills up a notch by making this simple cabinet that covers a host of techniques.


Edging Veneered Panels: Damion Fauser shares various techniques for disguising and decorating the edges of your manufactured boards.


A Waterfall Reflection: As one of Australia’s best known studio furniture makers, Evan Dunstone discusses the development of one his commercially most successful designs. See also the video that shows the machining process on Wood Review TV (YouTube).


Dovetailing on Curves: When making a serpentine chest of drawers Peter Young had to choose the best way of hand cutting dovetails into drawers with curved fronts.


Waste Into Worth: This year’s Create From a Crate exhibition featured a diverse range of fine furniture and artworks made from upcycled pallets.


On Soap Finish: It’s cheap, safe and it works! Well known woodworking author Christopher Schwarz shows you how easy it is to do.


Gen Y Turners: Younger woodturners are finding new directions by experimenting with surface techniques and combining wood with other materials to create stylish vessels and platters.


Dovetailed Bed: Raf Nathan shows you how to make basic bed base that features handcut joinery.


Lost Now Found: The Lost Trades Fair is about championing trades and hand skills. Meet Glen and Lisa Rundell, its founders, and find out why it will also stay true to its purpose.

Rob Jones decorating turned surfaces

Decorating Turned Surfaces: West Australian woodturner Rob Jones shows you how to create simple forms and then transform them into artworks with various techniques.


Pallet Deconstructed: Peter Talbot shows how to transform a packing crate into a feature starburst wallpiece.


Wood Beast: Melbourne makers, Tom Rooney and Joel Rodgers combine digital technology and plywood to produce custom and limited edition furniture and fitouts.


The Friends of Rambutso: Richard Vaughan reports on the grass roots woodwork training program he has founded in Manus Province, Papua New Guinea.


Collecting Titan Chisels:  Robert Howard reviews the book that tool collector extraordinaire Dick Lynch self-published.

Tools & Equipment tested: Shelix Byrd Retrofit, Hamilton 6” cutting gauge, Clifton block plane, Virutex CE53S edge-lipping planer, Mirka Deros random orbit sander, Triton TRI-TA1200BS belt sander, Gilly Stephenson’s Cabinetmaker’s wax.

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