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Oct / Nov 2016
What a beauty! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ray Cleaver   

What a beauty!

When Jim Baird bought a trailerload of metal scraps seven years ago he was inspired by the rusted remains of a rare 1917 Buick coupe. It had no gearbox, diff, radiator, front axle, bonnet or seat but Jim could only see possibilities. Fast forward and Jim’s transformation of the car is complete.

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Recreating nature PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sue Allison   

Recreating nature

Former bulldozer driver Dave Goodin reckons that his new profession as master carver requires quite similar skills. “Carving is a process of elimination. Like earth-moving and hairdressing, it’s about understanding what needs to be taken away.” We visit Dave at his studio on Stewart Island.

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His & Hers PDF Print E-mail
Written by Richard Feltham   

His & Hers

A New Plymouth couple share a passion for woodworking—and a shed. Ian Hooper turns out wooden bowls, platters and makes pens among other things. He also supplies his wife Doreen with the perfect wooden spheres she needs to make her detailed intarsia figures on her scrollsaw.

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A shot in time PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jane Fletcher   

A shot in time

Cameraman Brian Scadden has taken his interest in old photography techniques to the next level, not only taking photographs using the wet-plate process but also making wooden bellows cameras himself.

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Totally bored PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Hulme   

Totally bored

In the latest instalment of our Lathe 101 series we get to grips with boring and along the way explore techniques for taper turning and sizing.

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All at sea PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sue Allison   

All at sea

A love of the ocean has lead Ken Kingsbury—sailor, aviator, boat-builder and inventor—to produce some unusual craft, from his cruisy Treddlecat to a forward rower.

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