Wood Review 94

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On the Cover: Troy McDonald builds a traditionally styled tool chest with decorative carved mouldings. Part 1 covers the build and embellishment of the carcase and lid. Subcribe to the print and or digital version now!


Kumiko King: Desmond King studied the art of shoji and kumiko making in Japan and has now written the most comprehensive books on the subject.


Breaking Down Barriers: Entries in this year’s Student Awards 2016 have surpassed expectations. Announcing the winners – with commentary from judges Stuart Faulkner and Laura McCusker.


Smartphone Speakers: Raf Nathan turns up the volume with some simple variants on phone cradles.


Sacred Geometry: Based in Perth, Simon Parsons designs and makes contemporary styled furniture with inspiration from ancient mathematical formulas.


The Craft of Collaboration: Romanian carver Zina Burloiu adds a delicate pattern to the bowl that Terry Martin turned last issue.


Machine Masterclass: Get more from your thicknesser with simple jigs and setups from Damion Fauser.


Spiral Cutter Refurb: Richard Vaughan shows how to do a full scale clean and refit of helical cutters.


Well Made in China: A visit to the Woodwell Tools factory in Guangzhou reveals a company that is dedicated to family values and traditional styles and methods of toolmaking.


Keeping Chests: Arthur Grant made an heirloom cabinet with a multitude of drawers for each of his four grandchildren.


A Little Love Job: Richard Vaughan shows how he designed and shaped a blackwood hand mirror for his niece.


Table For Two: Charles Mak makes a small round breakfast table from sapele with a hexagonal-sided pedestal base to replace the one his daughter took with her when she left home.


Black and White: On a scale of wood, Vince Manna tells how his interest in music and woodworking grew side by side.


The MacGyver Bench: One of the legacies of her father’s skill and practicality was a fold-up workbench which doubles as hand tool storage. A project by Kerryn Carter.


Hollow Turning – The Cheat’s Way: Adding a shaped insert allows Andrew Potocnik to make a lidded vessel in an open-ended way.

Reviewed: Veritas Mitre Plane, 3M Sandblaster Abrasives, Knew Concepts Coping Saw, WoodRiver No.92 Shoulder Plane, Caleb James Scrapershave, Woodpeckers Mighty Mini Scraper

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