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Aug / Sept 2016
Out of the box PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jude Woodside   

Out of the box

Master woodworker Mark Lester has an extensive collection of rare native timbers, some in extremely small quantities. He makes beautifully crafted boxes out of some of the timber and finds it a perfect way to showcase the intrinsic qualities of different woods. He shares the process of making one of his boxes in this issue.

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Bright light PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sue Allison   

Bright light

A Kiwi anaesthetist and an engineer have joined forces to invent a little machine that is destined to have a big impact on the medical field. The little Hyvan machines do the same job as the high-tech machines used in modern hospitals but instead of costing $200,000 and being the size of a fridge, they weigh 15kg and cost around $15,000—and can be easily maintained with minimal equipment.

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A perfect copycat PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jon Addison   

A perfect copycat

An Invercargill car builder makes such precise clones of D-Type Jags that even the manufacturer is impressed. Despite the fact that Dave Brown has only ever clocked a passing glance at the high-performance cars, his replicas are sought after by collectors from around the world.

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Staying afloat PDF Print E-mail
Written by Daniel Jackson   

Staying afloat

When Harry Nordberg’s business went belly up, he turned to what he loves to do best to keep his spirits up—making things with his hands. He decided to make a Biscayne-type gentleman’s runabout from plans he downloaded from the internet. The build was so successful that he recently won Best New Craft at the recent South Island Classic Boat Show for Baby Thunder, a mahogany and ply speedboat he made on commission.

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Making a stand PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jude Woodside   

Making a stand

Owning a mitre saw was not enough—next was making the stand. The project looked easy, so what could possibly go wrong? Quite a few things as it turns out, but after a bit of trial and error, the resulting trolley is solid, stable, moves easily and has also provided a much-needed injection of confidence in the whole welding process.

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Down sizing PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sue Allison   

Down sizing

A Christchurch miniaturist has perfected the art of creating a magical world of enchantment. Her intricately detailed dioramas, houses and caravans capture the essence of spaces on a tiny scale and provide the perfect hobby for someone who always likes to keep her hands busy.

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