Australian Wood Review

Australian Wood Review June 2019

Australian Wood Review is Australia’s premier woodworking and woodcraft magazine. Step-by-step projects and articles on technique for all skill levels offer up to date knowledge on designing, joining, carving, turning, decorating and finishing wood. Our stories are authored by Australian master craftspeople and wood artists. Each issue includes reviews of all the essential hand and power tools and machinery, specialist fittings and products that woodworkers need to successfully complete projects. Australian Wood Review also profiles local and international makers, giving an insight into their working methods. Australian Wood Review is a magazine for all woodworkers and people who love wood.

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4 min.
rikon 25-210h and woodfast pt310a planer/thicknessers

These 300mm planer/thicknessers are both made in the same factory. With a price difference of only $300 it quickly became evident that this was an exercise in identifying the differences between what are near-identical machines. The heritage of these machines is obvious, with immediate comparisons to most other 300mm combinations already out there. Both have helical cutterheads with four rows each of 14 carbide insert cutters, which produced extremely clean finished surfaces on some tightly curled Queensland maple used for testing the machine. The resulting surface was also sufficiently flat to indicate that the tables were correctly aligned at the factory for both machines. Both cutterheads are 70mm in diameter and have the same mass, so the only difference in the geometry or physics of the cutting action of these tools is…

9 min.
why it’s time to upgrade your dust system

I’d like to open this article with two important confessions. First, I’ll confess to having no formal qualifications in dust extraction or ducting design. Whilst I love my woodwork, I have little interest in the formalities of friction losses in ductwork and fan static pressures. So this is an account of my own personal journey in dust extraction shared in the hope that it may provoke thought about your own situation. Thoughts that I hope may have you questioning the adequacy of your own extraction systems as I did when I embarked on this journey a few years ago. So why is this important? While effective dust extraction techniques are endlessly debated, there is one constant on which the science is aligned. That is the health risk presented by ongoing exposure…

3 min.
wood diary

Diary listings are free. Email to: linda@woodreview.com.au Note: Listings are correct at time of publication but may be subject to change. It is advisable to check details with the organiser before visiting. 17 MAY–14 JULY Synergy Cross-discipline collaborationsJamFactory, Adelaide www.jamfactory.com.au 7–9 JUNE Timber Tools & Artisan Show Rosehill Racecourse, Rosehill, NSW www.timbertoolsartisan.com.au 14–16 JUNE The Australian Woodturning Exhibition Banquet Rooms, Kingston City Hall 985 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin, Vic www.awtex.com.au 13 JULY Open Day & Craft Expo Maryborough Woodturners and Woodcraftsmen Guild Displays, demonstrations and sales Maryborough Showgrounds, Qld Trevor: 0427880015 www.mwwginc.squarespace.com 17–20 JULY AWFS Fair Woodworking equipment, technology, hardware, componentry, Fresh student competition Las Vegas Convention Centre, USA www.awfsfair.org 18–21 JULY Australian International Furniture Fair Retail displays and seminars, includes VIVID Design emerging makers www.aiff.net.au 1–31 AUGUST Craft Cubed Festival 2019 Exhibitions and public programs in Melbourne www.craft.org.au/craft-cubed-2019 2–4 AUGUST WA Wood Show & WA Craft Show Includes Out of the Woods 2019 by Fine Woodwork Association (WA) Claremont Showgrounds, Exhibition Centre, Claremont, WA www.wawoodshow.com.au 8–11 AUGUST Wood Dust Designer…