Hinges – for boxes

The chatter surrounding ‘box-making’ has been infectious of late, with members very eager to share their skills and knowledge with others. Our next “Box Making Competition” deadline is four months away; so it seemed timely to discuss box hardware (particularly hinges) at the general meeting. With demonstration hardware and the support of Peter Harris & […]

The Hardness of Wood

What’s the hardest wood in the world? It turns out to be an Australian timber called waddy wood. Its name comes from the fact it was used by aborigines for waddies or nulla nullas, that is, war clubs. Waddy-wood (Acacia peuce), also known as Birdsville wattle, grows in Central Australia and is an endangered species. […]

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