Wood Review 96

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On the Cover: Based in Sydney, Wayne Mavin is one of only a few craftsmen who can create complex geometric staircases and handrails. He talks about the craft, and the things that inspire him.
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Bandsaw Battle: Head to head, feature by feature, Damion Fauser compares Laguna and Jet 18” bandsaws.


The Art of Kumiko: Des King shows how to create your first kumiko project. Photos, diagrams and a step-by-step explanation take you through making the jigs and pattern pieces.


A Little Studley Bandsaw Box: Kerryn Carter learns, and relearns, the process of making bandsaw boxes. Once you know the basics, the possibilities are endless.


For Future Reference: Marking systems streamline your work and prevent mistakes. Damion Fauser explains different systems and why you should choose one and stick with it.


Tool Cabinet for Handplanes: Raf Nathan uses his favourite hand tools to make a workshop storage cabinet with dovetailed joinery and sliding doors.


Sharpening Your Bandsaw Blades: Darren Oates makes a low cost and low tech jig for sharpening carbide tipped bandsaw blades.


Routing with Templates: John Kennedy explains why time spent making jigs and templates is very well spent.


Holistic Woodworking: A visit to the Melbourne workshop of Liam Thomas reveals how an integrated approach to researching and refining processes can lead to great outcomes.


Growing Trees For Profit: After thirty years of putting his scientific knowledge into practice, Rowan Reid is able to explain why it’s possible to grow native species for quality timber on farms.


Breathe Easy: A bad experience with blackwood dust prompted Richard Vaughan to research brands and finally choose a powered respirator for workshop use.


Tools of the Artisan: With its vast collection of hand tools dating back centuries, the Maison de L’Outil et de la Pensée Ouvrière in France opens a window into the lives and trades of artisans.


Celebrated Chairs: Denis Lake uncovers the life and times of two 18th century Tasmanian chairmakers.

Tested: Scheppach Plana 3.1C planer/thicknesser, Veritas Combination Plane, Festool HKC55 Cordless Circular Saw, Hafco Drum Sander DS-1632, Arbortech Ball Gouge, Felder Silent-Power Cutterblock, LaSquare Combination square.

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