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The "New and Hot" section was created to enable Turning Vendors to notify turners of new products that they have recently released. This allows turners to stay in touch with all the newest products.

This list is updated frequently, whenever a vendor releases a new product. If you see something new, please let us know!


From Chestnut Tools

Putting a strong finish on your final turnings is always a good goal. Some people experience a tacky feeling when using traditional waxes and have moved to a more refined form of wax, microcrystalline wax.

Microcrystalline wax knits down to form a very dense coating which makes it very hard wearing and highly water repellent, ideal for situations needing a tough coating that might get wet. These waxes also have a higher melting point than traditional waxes.

Chestnut Products is a UK-based manufacturer of finishing products. They have a great list of products that are useful by woodturners.

If you're in the U.S., you can buy the microcrystalline wax here.
It's even on sale right now.

The can holds 225 ml (~7.6 oz) so it's a bargain compared to some of the other brands.

Check out the Chestnut microcrystalline wax and the other great Chestnut wax products here.

 


 

New from the Big Tree Tools

It's been a long time since I recall anyone developing a whole new concept for one of our woodturning tools. And it doesn't suprise me that ti would be Jon Siegel of BIG TREE TOOLS since Jon, a professional turner has been earning his living at woodturning for over 45 years.

Jon has reinvented the spur drive center with a unique safety guard that prevents entanglement of clothing, hair, or jewelry; or accidental contact with hands or tools. It also prevents accidentally touching the spurs with any part of your body, or contacting the spurs with a chisel, or the tool rest.

This new patent pending drive spur is a revolutionary change and one that everyone should learn more about!

The new Badger Safety Spur can be purchased from Big Tree Tools or from Rikon Power Tools.

Read Jon's 6 key features to the Badger Drive Spur
on the Big Tree Tools web site.


 

New from the Teknatool

Teknatool has just released a new set of jaws for their lathe chucks. This set of jaws can hold a wide range of wood blanks:

Square (Contracting) Grip : From 0.3937" up to over 1". Length of turnings from jaws up to 9"

Rounds (Contracting ) Grip: From under ½" (actual: 0.4561") up to over ¾". Length of turnings from jaws up to 10"

Rounds (Expanding) Grip: From 1.37" up to over 2.5". Length of turnings from jaws, up to 10"

But for me the biggest advantage of these new jaws would be for pen blanks. And the main reason is that I like to drill my pen blanks on the lathe. Yes, you can do it on the drill press but I find that I get much higher accuracy and less drill drift when I do them on the lathe.

I like the look of these jaws because the long reach and the 90 degree holding surfaces will really grip a pen blank firmly.

Prices from varous sources seem to be around: $39.99

For more info , click here

 


New from Beall Tool Company

Beall Turning Scraper

The Beall Turning Scraper is designed for spindle turning small beads and coves on pens, boxes and other projects with complex shapes. Actually several tools in one, the Turning Scraper consists of a universal handle and a variety of 2-1/2" long x 1/4" square bits with special shape cutting and general purpose grinds.

Turned from hard maple, the universal handle is fitted with a brass ferrule and thumb screw. Each bit seats securely in a close fitting square hole in the handle's end and all the bits are double-ended to give you the greatest value for the least cash. 1/8", 3/16" and 1/4" bead and cove duos are offered, as well as a square end and 30° scraping tool combo. Blank, unground bits are also available, in case you'd like to grind your own profiles.

Prices starting at: $44.00 for a full set

For more info, click here


 

New from Teknatool

Nova Infinity System

Easy change jaw systems for woodturning chucks are all the rage these days. With change times in the 30 second range, using a chuck will never be the same again.

Teknatool has spent 3 years developing their system. So, it's a serious investment of time and money. And this quick change system is compatible with their existing chucks so you can easily upgrade your chuck thereby reducing the entry price!

If you want to look into the face of the future, check out this system! They will be available for purchase on January 1, 2014.

For more info, visit: The Nova Infinity System


 

New from The Beall Tool Company

Beall I-X Collets

Beall I-X (internal expanding) Collets are new products just for wood turners which can be used instead of jam chucks to mount turnings on a lathe.

Insert one in a hole bored in your work and the jaws will expand inside to clamp it securely.

They are made from a hard anodized aluminum and adjustable from the back with a hex key (included).

I-X Collets have a 1/2" mounting shaft which enables them to be used with a standard drill chuck, but they are also great accessories for the Beall Collet Chuck.

Sizes fit inside hole diameters from 1/2" to 1-1/2" and come in one eighth inch increments.

For more info or to order, visit: Beall Tool Company


 

New from Chefware Kits

Chefware kitchen utensils for woodturners

Kitchen Utensil Turning Kits

Turning gifts is a common exercise for most woodturners. And I like to try to turn something that the person will use often. One item that comes to mind for me is anything that can be used in a kitchen.

It was a great to find the huge colllection of kitchen items from Chefware and the very reasonale prices! I was also pleased by the quantity of items that were made from stainless steel, thereby guarnteed not to rust!

A Chefware woodturning kit includes the kitchen utensil 'head', ferrule and a chrome brad for the end of the handle.  You can easily create a beautiful utensil piece using your wood turning lathe and one of our kits.  Assembly of our woodturning kits is very easy typically just requiring a few holes drilled into the handle which the head is inserted into.

Price start at $2.50

If you're looking for a really specail gift, check out the Holiday Serving Set and the Wedding Cake Serving Set.

Check out the kitchen selection at Chefware

 


 

New from Rubber Chucky

Anything Chucky

This headstock / tailstock combination allows you to hold your turning blank between centers. It's great for things like Spheres, Bowls, Platters, Vases and almost any type of turning.

The Anything Chucky has a 3/4 - 10 threaded flange nut insert molded in the tenon so that it can be mounted in your headstock spindle with the arbor (or with a scroll chuck) and also mounted in the tailstock on your live center (with removable cone).

Approximate dimensions are 2" X 2" with the Drive Portion (white part) being 1 1/4" diameter and 1" long.

The Anything Chucky comes with two chuckies and an MT2 Aluminum Arbor.

Price: Only $34.95

To check out a series of pictures of the Anything Chucky holding a series of wood turnings and blanks or to order one,

Check out the Anything Chucky

 


 

New from Micheal Kingsley


Micheal's Magic Mojo

Micheal makes this totally organic food safe mixture of waxes and nuts oils for woodturning. He created the mixture one day while trying to solve a end-grain tear out problem.

This wood conditioner and finish wax is easy to use:

For end grain applications, hold the cube of wax on the turning wood at the end grain before you use a gouge or scraper on the end grain. Allow the wax to soften and absorb into the end grain. The wax will help to support the wood fibers as you cut and help to make a smooth even cut.

For finish applications, lightly touch the cube to the turning wood. Let the wax heat up a little bit as the wood turns against the cube, spread the wax uniformly over the turned wood. After you have a light coating of wax, use a pad of soft cotton (t-shirt material) to heat up and polish the surface of the wood.

For a higher gloss, wait a bit for the wax to dry and harden, then buff to the desired gloss.

Each 4"x6" package of Micheal's Magic Mojo comes with two cubes of wax for $5.99 + $3.50 shipping & handling

Click here to purchase or to get for more information
(click the Products tab to find this product)

 


 

New from Elite Woodturning Tools

Perfect Sphere Tool

The Perfect Sphere Tool

The Perfect Sphere tool is a precision, wood turning tool designed to help you create Perfect Spheres each and every time! It's heavy duty construction and flexible configuration allow you to turn spheres from 1 inch to 14 inches in diameter.

The tool can work on any lathe (10 inches to 25 inches) with a quick change of the vertical shaft and the lathe clamp which goes between the ways of your lathe bed.

The #4 Hunter Tool provides for cutting not scraping and being a carbide cutter will last a long time. Just rotate the cutter to get a new, sharp cutting edge.

The Perfect Sphere Tool is made in the U.S.A.

Prices start at: $299.00

Click here to purchase or to get for more information

 


New from Flute Masters

Flute Master

The Flute Master holds a Foredom or Wecheer drill with a one inch diameter handpiece, or pneumatic die grinder with a 1.2 inch diameter barrel, and controls the cutting of flutes.

This tool makes it easy to cut flutes on both straight and curved profile turnings, and on any size lathe from an 8 to 24 inch diameter capacity.

The tool follows the profile of your turning while maintaining a uniform depth of cut. No guides are needed for different profiles.

Check out the web site using the link below to see some excellent videos on how the Flute Master works.

Click her to purchase or to get for more information


 

New from System Three

BarrelBond - 5 minute Gel Bond

Over the years, I've tried almost every glue on the market for gluing the brass barrels into pen blanks. I've favored 2-part epoxy due to it's strong bond, ease of use and predictable nature. I've also often used urethane glues for their gap filling qualities but dislike their foaming, the difficulty with clean up and hand staining properties.

Now System Three has released a glue made specifically for pen turners, a barrel glue! This glue is a 2-part, gel-based epoxy that says that it's gap filling and flexible. It has a stiff price but says that it's got an unlimited shelf life.

I'm looking forward to trying this glue and hope that you'll share your opinion of it in the forum.

Only $15.79

Click her to purchase or to get for more information

 


New from David Eldredge

The Continuous Profile, an iPad Book

If  you are a craftsman who would like to explore an exciting and challenging new genre, The Continuous Profile® will provide the guidance to capture design, model, and turn a uniquely personalized art abstraction on your wood lathe.  Do you wonder what your own Continuous Profile® might look like?  How about your kids, spouse, pets, or boss? 

This iBook explains how the same processes can also be applied to design, model, and create everyday turned objects found in the home.  Check out the gallery in Chapter 2 to see how the 3D rendering can be used to view your product from all angles, even before committing to turning on the lathe.

Only $8.99

Visit the iTunes store to purchase your copy.

For more information about the book,
visit the The Continuous Profile web site.

 


New from Johannes Michelsen, The Wood Hat Man

Vector Grind Fixture

To get the "good" cut you will need the "good" grind, typical "jig" grinds are not nearly as functional and easy to use as a gouge with a multi bevel grind, with consistent angle all around!

Until now this grind could only be done freehand by those who have the touch, now it can be done by anyone with this fixture and done better than freehand.

This is the grind of the future, get yours today! $139.95

Only $139.95

For more info or to order, contact Johannes at:

HannesTool, 1336 Main Street, Manchester Center, Vermont 05255
Cell 802-353-0523
hatman@hannestool.com

www.hannestool.com

 


 

New from Lyle Jamieson

In-Depth Hollowing Techniques
The Easy Way

Lyle's new DVD is a follow-on to his first hollowing DVD, Hollow Forms, the Easy Way. This new in-depth DVD helps you learn some of the finer points of hollowing wood turnings.

This DVD is 1 hour and 45 minutes long and covers these items:

This DVD is just in time for you to place it on your Christmas Wish List!

Only $29.00

Click here more info or to place your order

 


New from Shape N Hollow Tools

ShapeNHollow Tool

Pricing has changed... Substantial savings... Packages start at only $295 .

Click here for more information or to buy

 


 

New from Tim Yoder

New and Hot from Woodturning Online

Get Turning!
4 Beginner's Projects

Tim Yoder shows you how to turn four functional and fun projects; a Rolling Pin, Bowl, Scoop and Top. Each project focuses on how to use your basic tools; the Roughing Gouge, Bowl Gouge, Bowl Scraper, Spindle Gouge and Parting Tool.

In addition Tim shows you how to apply different finishes and embellishments to the wood.

TIm Yoder DVD

Priced at only $19.95.
Video Previews Available

Click here for more information or to buy

 

 

 


 

New from Malcolm Tibbetts

New and Hot from Woodturning Online

Lessons in Segmented Woodturning
Volume 7: Jewelry

In this DVD, Malcolm presents over 20 different styles of jewelry. Most items can be created with minimal turning and woodworking skills; although, there are a few techniques that will challenge even the very experienced segmenter.

There are many types of earrings, three very different styles of bracelets, belt buckles, bolo ties, and a couple of unique necklaces.

Even if you are not interested in jewelry making, I think most segmenters will find techniques that they can incorporate into other styles of work.

Priced at: $35.95.
Discounts available for volume purchases.

Click here for more information or to buy

 

 


 

New from JoHannes Michelsen, the Wood Hat Man

Quick Core Tool From JoHannes Michelsen

Quick Core Tool

This innovative tool was designed to be an alternative to the more elaborate "coring systems".

With this tool there is no set up, requiring no attachments or gated tool rests it is completely stabilized by the under arm portion and the drop handle.

It is so easy to control it is truly amazing!

The Nano grained tungsten carbide tip is so sharp and cuts so freely that there is very little pressure needed and it cuts with almost no kick, being very pointed the tip folds the shavings so they exit the work piece readily.

Priced at: $189.

Click here for more information or to buy

 


 

New from Robust Lathes

Thompkins V-Skew

Tilt-a-Matic

If you have a large Powermatic lathe and are tired of removing the tailstock, here's a wonderful alternative.

The Tilt-A-Matic installs in minutes– just three bolts using existing holes. Comes with all necessary hardware.

  • Fits the original 3520 as well as the later 3520A and 3520B.
  • Tilt the tailstock to the back or front
  • Out of the way, you can still
    outboard turn to 27"
  • Rugged all-steel construction
  • Powder coat paint for added durability

Normally priced at: $388.
Buy it now at: $324.

Click here for more information or to buy

 


 

New from Keith Thompkins

Thompkins V-Skew

Thompkins V-Skew

This tool will help avoid most catches turners experience from using a "standard" skew chisel. Professional woodturner and teacher Keith Tompkins came up with this design to help students be more successful when learning to turn. He found that even experienced woodturners benefited from using
the V-Skew.

The spear point design has a gentle curve to the cutting edge with a point at the end. The lower edges have been radiused to allow the tool to slide on the tool rest smoothly without marring it. This allows for making perfect smoothing cuts and rolling beads on spindle work with less fear of getting a catch.

1/2" V-Skew Price: $44.95
3/4" V-Skew Price: $49.95

For more info or to order, click here.


 

New from Mandrel LLC

The Better Pen Mandrel

The Better Mandrel Saver

What makes this mandrel saver better? Precision, durability, and versatility. 

The mandrel shaft slides smoothly into the tailstock live center, with no free play. The headstock fitting threads securely onto the spindle. There is no measurable runout with The Better Mandrel Saver, so you get accurate turnings every time. 

The rugged bearing in the live center promises to hold up through many turnings. The 7mm mandrel shaft is 7 in. long, making it suitable for use with many pen kits.

The Better Mandrel Saver works with any lathe that has a 1" x 8 tpi headstock and a No. 2 Morse taper in the tailstock. Precision-machined, made in the U.S.A.

UPDATE: Now available in 1 1/4" x 8 tpi at the same low price!

Price: $40.00 plus $5 for shipping

For more info or to order, visit: The Better Pen Mandrel

 


New from Teknatool

Teknatool Wireless Watch

DVR Wireless Control

Imagine that it's sometime in the future and you could control your lathe while standing 30 feet away. You could turn the lathe on and off or even control it's speed. Now that's a futuristic lathe!

But wait a second you can do that today! Yes, Teknatool, the manufacturers of the Nova line of lathes have released this functionality today!

This exiting functionality uses a wireless RF control device that you can wear like a watch or magnetically attach to your lathe!

Teknatool Wireless Remote

This new remote control system is now standard on every NOVA DVR 2024 lathe and retrofit kits are available for older NOVA DVR lathes.

Price: $99.99

For more info or to order, visit: the DVR Remote Control

 

If you own an older DVR, you'll also need to order a Retrofit Kit.

Price: $79.99

For more info or to order, visit: the DVR Retrofit Kit

 


 

New from Mandrel LLC

The Better Pen Mandrel

The Better Pen Mandrel

The Better Pen Mandrel solves the biggest problem with conventional mandrels: flexing and bending. Conventional mandrels are held in compression, squeezed between centers. Squeeze too much and you can ruin the mandrel.

The Better Pen Mandrel is held in tension. This helps keep the mandrel shaft tight and straight, even when you apply pressure with turning tools or sandpaper. The Better Pen Mandrel has a threaded headstock fitting and a live center at the tailstock to hold the mandrel shaft. That means your work is always perfectly centered. You get accurate turnings, with no worry that you may damage a mandrel.

The Better Pen Mandrel works with any lathe that has a 1x8 tpi headstock spindle and a No. 2 Morse taper in the tailstock. This makes it more versatile than some other mandrels, which require a hollow tailstock to accept a drawbar. The 1/4-inch diameter shaft of the Better Pen Mandrel makes it compatible with many bushings.

UPDATE: Now available in 1 1/4" x 8 tpi at the same low price!

Price: $40.00 plus $5 for shipping

For more info or to order, visit: The Better Pen Mandrel

 


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