New and Hot
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 From Rubber Chucky
Chucky Vacuum Cone
Rubber Chucky Products has recently announced its newest product. The Chucky Vacuum 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
New From Powermatic
Tailstock Swing Away
Powermatic has just announced a new product designed to help you remove the heavy tailstock when you want to turn from the end of the lathe. With the Powermatic Tailstock Swing Away, you just loosen the handle and swing it out of the way. Afterwards, just pull the tailstock back up to the bed and lock it in to place. What could be simpler?
This Swing Away is designed to fit Powermatic 3520, 3520A, 3520B, and 2020 lathes.
The list price is: $299.99
You can get more info and purchase it at Woodcraft by clicking here.
New From Carter and Son Toolworks
1 1/4" Spindle Roughing Gouge
Carter and Son Toolworks has just announced the release of a 1-1/4" Spindle Roughing Gouge.
The spindle roughing gouge is machined from solid M42 High Speed Steel. It is designed with a deep 'U' shape for easy stock removal. It is the largest tool that they make.
The gouge comes with a solid aluminum handle. The handle has been designed and machined to fit your hand for comfort.
The 1-1/4" Spindle Roughing Gouge is shipped sharp and ready to use!
- Deep flute allows for easy stock removal
- Made from premium M42 HSS containing 10% cobalt
- Hones to a finer edge
- Superior edge holding ability
- Hardened to 68 HRC
- Hand ground at Carter and Son Toolworks
- Made in USA
Specifications:Blade measures: 1-1/4" dia. x 13" overall Tang size: 3/4" Handle size: 16"
This spindle roughing gouge is available right now.
List Price: $189.99
For more information or to purchase: Click Here
New From Dick Webber
Flutemaster Version 2
Many of you will have already heard about Dick Webber's Flute Master. It's been available on the market for over a year and is becoming very popular with people wanting to decorate the outsides of their turned pieces. Dick has also released the Spiral Master for those interested in adding spiral flutes to their turnings.
The Flutemaster has recently been given a series of updated parts which will expand its use and improve its performance. These version 2 improvements include:
Like you, we're always excited to see a manufacturer improving their products. Making flutes on your turnings is now easier than ever!
You can check out both the Flutemaster and the Spiralmaster on this web site:
New From Ken Watson
One way to embelish your turnings is to add an inlay. You can use real stone or you can use man-made materials. The man-made materials can be pricey depending on where you find them. And often the size of the packages are rather small.
We have just found out that Ken Watson, the President of the Southern Arizona Woodturners Association, is now selling man-made turquoise and copper powder in 1 pound sizes for very reasonable prices.
Ken has sold around 300 pounds of these materals already so he's a good source for buying your inlay materials.
For more information or purchasing, click here.
New From Jim Rodgers
Woodturning is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the United States, but most beginning woodturners don’t have access to formal training or experienced teachers.
Jim Rodgers is the wood turning instructor for the Mt. Diablo Unified School District's wood turning program where he teaches several semester-length turning courses. Jim also coaches wood turning at the high school level in the Acalanes School Districts and offers one-day courses at local woodworking dealers.
Jim is currently the President of the Segmented Woodturners, an AAW virtual chapter.
“A Lesson Plan for Woodturning” provides a complete, self-directed course in woodturning safety, tools, and techniques that will help any beginning woodturner learn the basics on his or her own time. Using methods proven in the classroom, “A Lesson Plan for Woodturning” provides the equivalent of three semester-length classes in one book.
New From Ron Brown
Laser Cut Glue Up Kits©
These laser cut images can be glued to a core block and then turned round. The images stand proud and become the highlight of your turned piece.
According to Ron, they are good for: fancy Christmas Ornaments, turned lidded boxes, pendants, segmented work and bowl or platter inserts.
You can purchase them in a kit with a single image or 4 images with Ron's DVD or all six images with Ron's DVD.
New From Beall Tool Company
The Big Chuck
The Beall Tool Company was the first to offer ER32 collet chucks and collets to woodworkers. Now they are making available the largest ER collet chucks available, ER50s.
This chuck is capable of holding stock up to 1-1/4" in diameter. The chuck is sized to fit the most popular lathes -- 1"x 8, 1-1/4" x 8, 1-1/2" x 8 and 33 mm.
These whopping chucks have nose nuts equipped with thrust bearings, which make them practically effortless to tighten and release.
A selection of collets in 1/8" increments is being available beginning with 7/8" and going up to 1-1/4."
New From Rubber Chucky
The Tool Rest Adjuster - AKA The Step Chucky
Each step is marked in a 1/8" increment
It even has a magnet so you can hang it on your lathe
Easily adjust to the proper tool height when changing chisels
New From Flute Masters
After inventing the highly successful Flute Master, turner Dick Webber was asked by users to find a way for it to make spiral cuts.
With the aid of an innovative engineer, the two finally solved the challenges to design a tool that is economical and makes spiral cuts of any length, both clock- wise and counter clock-wise, on lathes from 12 to 25 inch capacities.
The heart of the Spiral Master is an assembly that contains four bearings that allow the piece being turned to rotate pinned to an index wheel or to turn freely to index from cut to cut.
The assembly installs by its Morse Taper into the tailstock of the lathe and the other side holds a spindle fastened to the user's chuck.
As the Flute Master is moved along the lathe bed the turning is rotated by the Spiral Master. following the profile of the turning.
You can see a YouTube video of how the Spiral Master works at this location: http://youtu.be/Ge4Izs1PnE0
Prices start at $295.
Here’s a sample of what subscribers will be learning in our October edition:
How to make tenon cutters from wrenches
How to turn miniature birds for a birdhouse ornament
How to make a quick-release tool handle
How to make a pen from laminated denim pen blanks
Dremel 200-1/15 Two-Speed Rotary Tool Kit
On Sale for only $49.97
List price: $86.53
Moisture Meter, Pin Type, Digital LCD
On Sale for only $22.06
List Price: $49.95
Bionic Face Shield, Hardcoat/Antifog, Clear/Black Matte
Only Sale for only $32.79
List Price: $46.44
Mini Ergonomic Carbide Turning Tools, 3-Piece Set
On Sale for only $219.00
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