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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!



New lathe from Jet

JET has just announced a new lathe: the JET 16" x 40" Electronic Variable Speed Woodworking Lathe. Exciting features include a sliding headstock that also pivots 360 degrees, electronic infinitely variable speed from 40-3200 RPM, and a newly-designed head stock locking handle.

Here are some features from their website:

  • Provides for a 16.5" swing over the cast iron bed
  • Headstock slides and rotates for maximum versatility
  • Extended spindle nose houses dual headstock spindle bearings and it has a MT2 tapered spindle with 1 1/4" x 8 TPT threads
  • Banjo uses non-marring, positive locking wedge system to securely hold tool post
  • Spindle lock latch frees up both hands
  • Electronic infinitely variable speed from 40 – 3200 RPM with two speeds: 40 - 1200 (low) and 100 - 3200 (high) controlled by v-belt
  • 36 integrated indexing positions
  • Runs on 115VAC, single phase to drive the 1.5 HP motor. It only needs a 15 amp circuit
  • Conveniently located digital readout

It is available now and will retail for $2,499.99.

For more information, click here.

 


 


New DVD from Glenn Lucas

Follow Glenn’s tried and tested platter making tips for this Traditional Irish Platter.

"Making beautiful functional ware for everyday use, is what I love to do. The style for this plate is based on an old Irish design from an heirloom in my collection. In easy to follow steps, I will show you how to make this piece. It is practical for daily home use, finely detailed and shows off the grain when not in use. Once you master this project, add your own flourish and design, and build up a dinner service! "

The video can be downloaded or purchased as a DVD.
It runs for 1.5 hours.

The list price for the download converts to about $13 and the DVD converts to about $15. when purchased directly from Glenn's web site.

Click here for more information or to purchase.

 


 


New Tools from Jimmy Clewes

Jimmy Clewes has just released a set of woodturning tools that he has designed. They are manufactured by Mike Hunter, using his renowned high-quality cup cutters.

The new tools are called the New Mate #1 and Mate #2. They are extremely versatile, user friendly, lots of value for the money and work both as a hollowing tool and a cutting tool.

Since these tools use the Hunter cutters, they do not scrape they CUT!  And, they provide for lots of tool control due to the design and angle of the cutter on each tool. The cutter is set just below the surface of the tool, which helps protect the cutter from inadvertent and very irritating chips.

The Mate #1 has a small 6mm cup cutter (micro crystalline carbide cutters sharpened with diamonds.) It is set into a machined pocket at approximately 22 degrees.

The Mate #2 has an 8mm cup cutter (micro crystalline carbide sharpened with diamonds) set into a machined pocket at approximately 32 degrees.  The Mate #2 will basically do everything the Mate #1 does and the only exception is the larger diameter on the cutter.

I asked Jimmy which one he would recommend if you could only buy one and he recommended the Mate #1. He said that the Mate #2 might be a touch better when doing larger pieces.

The tools are supplied unhandled which means that you will need to make your own handle. It is recommended that you make the handle longer rather than shorter and at least 18 inches in length.

Both the Mate #1 and Mate #2 will cut wet wood, dry wood, long grain or end grain with ease. The cutter is positioned so that the cut is limited to the depth that the cutter is protruding from the main tool shank. This greatly reduces the chance of those huge catches that can be experienced with “self-feeding” scrapers. 

The tools are manufactured in the United States.

The list price for each tool is $145. You can get both for the discounted price of $270.

Click here for more information or to purchase.

 



Chucky Vacuum Cone

Rubber Chucky Products has recently announced its newest product. The Chucky Vaccum Cone threads directly to your lathe spindle and offers unique turning opportunities.It is available in 1" x 8 TPI, 1 1/4" x 8 TPI and M33 3.5 TPI spindles.

Of course, you must provide your own vacuum pump, but when combined with this new vacuum cone, it can hold small boxes, bowls and other turnings. It can be used with the taper end towards the tail stock or turned around to hold an item on the tenon side.

The Chucky Vacuum Cone is available now and has a list price of $29.95.

To get more info, watch a short video of the cone in use or to purchase, visit: www.rubberchucky.com


 


NOVA Galaxi DVR 1624-44 Lathe

Teknatool, the manufacturers of the NOVA brand of products has announced a new lathe to add to their growing product line. The Galaxi lathe is a 16" lathe with a 44" length. It has a 1.75 HP 220V DVR motor with a new set of controls. The controls allow you to preset 5 different favorite speeds and the ability to dial in your desired speed for faster, more precise speed setting.

The lathe features a 1 1/4" x 8 TPI spindle with MT 2 support on both headstock and tailstock. The new speed controls allow you a low end speed of 100 RPM and a new higher top end speed of 5000 RPM. And the lathe comes with a strong, CAD designed cast iron stand.

The lathe is for sale at this time in the United States in limited pre-launch availability. So, order yours today to take advantage of the pre-launch discount.

For more information or to order, please click here.


 


Black Hole Dust Collection System

This is a brand new dust collection system was designed by Wood Turners for Wood Turners. Finally, effective dust collection at the wood lathe. Now you can capture dust as close to the source as possible when sanding.  It is designed for a 4" dust collection hose and a 4" port. The port shown is a "mini gulp" style port which can be found at many woodworking sources.

In order to get maximum benefit from this product a very flexible 4" hose is required so that you do not have to fight the stiffness of the hose and you can easily position the port where desired.
It will fit practically any lathe and comes with adapters to avoid drilling into the body of your lathe if you prefer to avoid that. It was originally designed for the Powermatic 3520B and various sliding headstock Jet lathes, but has been installed on Stubby lathes, Robust lathes, Woodfast's, Delta and others.

You can purchase this system from Craft Supplies and Packard. It is also available sometimes on ebay for a lower prices since it does not include the port or the hose.

The price is normally $199.95 (or ~$150 on ebay)

Click here to see it at Craft Supplies

Click here to see it at Packard


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