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Category Archives: Furniture/Cabinet Making

Woodturning a Platter

A suitable diameter for wooden platters generally is about 12-13 inches i.e. ~300 mm; but why choose 19 mm wood? This is the thinnest dressed wood that is practical, and readily available, for platter turning. Often this thickness is available in 300 mm (or greater) widths meaning that a 300 mm blank etc can be […]

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A Job Well Done

By Ludmila Hayes Just finished restoring an old English table with a leather top. It took a long time and was a bit of an effort to fix it, but it looks so beautiful and elegant – I am so pleased with it. Now it’s my favourite piece of furniture in the house! Just to […]

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What’s the best wood screw to use on your next project?

Choosing the right wood screw used to be simple, but technological developments in construction and wood products manufacturing have spawned an extensive range of new screws in recent decades. There are so many choices, it’ll positively make your head spin! Sandor Nagyszalanczy of the Woodworkers Journal offers a brief overview of the history, features and […]

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Street Library – A Community Project

By Philip Hirshbein What is a Street Library? “Street Libraries are beautiful homes for books, planted in your front yard. They invite your neighbours to share the joys of reading, donating and recycling books, creating lasting connections inside your community. There are over 500 Street Libraries in Australia!” To source Street Library locations across Sydney […]

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The Roentgens’ Berlin Secretary Cabinet

View this video of craftsmanship at its finest.

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The Janka Hardness Test

The hardness of a timber is measured by the Janka hardness test. This test measures the force required to embed an 11.28mm (0.444 in) steel ball to half its depth into wood. The Janka hardness test is the industry standard for determining the ability of a particular timber species to withstand denting and wear. In […]

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