New and Hot - September 2017


New from Saburrtooth Tools


New Concave Cutters

Saburrtooth has just announced a new size to their concave cutter series. Several months ago, they released a concave cutter with a 3/8" diameter and 1/2" head length and now they are releasing a smaller sized one with 1/4" diameter and .4" head length. All the cutters have a 1/8" shank.

The concave cutter is a great tool for rounding over edges and for making round spindles in straight or curved shapes.

The cutter is available in fine grit (yellow-colored) and coarse grit (green-colored). It is also available with a cutting end or a safe end (no cutters).

This cutter is designed to operate between 4,000 and 25,000 RPMs.

The list price is $16.50

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Woodturners Wonders


CBN Lathe Mandrels

Even wondered what it would be like to have a 1, 2, 3 HP grinder? A grinder that (depending on your lathe) you can slow down to 50 RPMs to eliminate mistakes because the wheel is turning too fast, or speed up to get the exact grind you'd like? How about a grinder that you can put in reverse at any speed like a Tormek? Maybe you'd like to sharpen in reverse so you can freehand grind gauges at will to get that perfect angle or special burr? Maybe you travel, or maybe you're a demonstrator and would like the ability to sharpen your tools the way you like while on the road. Perhaps you want an absolute non-hollow grind for your scrapers or skews, and the ability to raise a scary sharp burr off the side of the wheel. Well now you can.

WoodTurners Wonders has just announced a new Morse Taper #2-based lathe mandrel that is robust enough to use with your CBN wheels. The mandrel protrudes from the head stock about 3" using a machined stop.

To use the lathe mandrel, mount your CBN wheel, tightened the nut, position your live center's point into the dimple on the lathe mandrel shaft, snug up the tailstock and you're set to grind.

The lathe mandrel is available with a 1/2" arbor for 6" wheels or with a 5/8" arbor for 8" wheels. It comes standard with a threaded shaft and nut.

And of course, you don't have to use this lathe mandrel for only your CBN wheels, you could use it for buffing wheels or even sanding disks.

The price on the lathe mandrel is $59.95.

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Brian A Seguin


South Florida Woods

Although this book is not newly published it was new to us. It is a photographic record of a wood sample collection of the woods that are native to, or grow in South Florida.

The woods were selected for inclusion in this collection primarily because they are of interest to woodturners.

The author likes these particular woods because they grow to a size that can be made into bowls, vases, and other interesting shapes. The samples were collected by many members of the South Florida Woodturners Guild. If you would like to see all the samples, click here.

The book has 68 pages and is a small square (7" x 7") format. It is printed when you order it and then delivered to you.

The book is available in three different styles and prices:

  • Software - $29.51
  • Hardcover with Dust Jacket - $43.42
  • Hardcover with Imagewrap - $46.72
For more information or to order, click here

 


New and Hot - August 2017


New from Saburrtooth Tools


Ball Nose Carving Cutters

Saburrtooth has just released a pair of ball nose carving cutters with 1/8" shanks. They come in two sizes: 7/8" long and 1 1/4" long. Each cutter can be purchased in fine grit (yellow) or in coarse grit (green).

These cutters are rated for speeds between 4,000 and 25,000 RPM and make short work of embellishing your turnings. This ball nose cutter looks great for long thin spindles!

The list price for the short (7/8") cutter is $15.40
The list price for the longer (1 1/4") cutter is $16.50

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from WoodTurners Wonders


Spartan CBN Wheels

The new Spartan CBN Wheel from WoodTurners Wonders is a breakthrough in design and in price. These new CBN wheels are made from a tough nylon base and then have a steel wheel edge where the CBN material is electroplated onto it. This is all new technology since previous to this new product all CBN Wheels were made from either aluminum or steel.

This new Spartan CBN Wheel is robust enough to carry a Lifetime Warranty.

The Spartan CBN Wheel features a 5/8" arbor so that it will work with the guards on most bench grinders. They are available in 80, 180 and 350 grit.

The price for a single wheel is only $99.95 which makes it the lowest list price CBN Wheel ever. You can also get a pair at only $179.95.

For more information or to purchase a single Spartan CBN Wheel, click here.

For more information or to purchase a pair of Spartan CBN Wheels, click here.

 


New from Calina C. Shevlin


New book: GUILLOCHÉ: A History and Practical Manual

According to the Amazon description of this new book by Calina C. Shevlin, "Guilloché is the decorative engraving of a metal surface, such as watch cases, cufflinks, or the Fabergé Egg, with the use of a hand-powered device called a rose engine.

This passionately researched book tracks the birth, decline, and revival of this endangered craft and features exclusive information from the world’s few living professional guillocheurs, as well as an exploration of the distinction between guilloché and its forebear, ornamental turning.  Authoritative text, gallery and detail photographs, dynamic illustrations, and precise, hand-drawn renderings will assist and delight adventurous craftspeople, machinists and engineers, and steampunks alike."

(Click here for a wikipedia link to more information on guilloché.)

This hardcover book is available from Amazon for $25.09.

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Rubber Chucky


Live Center Alternative Cones

The Chucky Live Center Cone Alternative comes in two densities: soft and hard. It was designed to be an option for the alumunum cone that came with your live center (using the 3/4" x 16 TPI threads).

The Soft Chucky Live Center Cone Alternative conforms to the workpiece and returns to its original shape when pressure from Tailstock is relieved. This makes sure that it does not damage the finish on your turned piece.

The Hard Chucky Live Center Cone Alternative was designed so that it can be shaped by turning it with your gouges. This way it can best be used in your own specific needs.

 

The Chucky Live Center Alternative Cones are NOT meant for taking cuts - it is only meant to be used for refinishing the workpiece.

List price starts at $17.95.

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from David Heim


Woodturning Patterns: 80+ Designs for the Workshop, Garden, and Every Room in the House

This book was written by David Heim, who is a member of the board for the AAW and has previoiusly worked at both Fine Woodworking and Comsumer Reports. It provides 70 patterns for a wide range of woodturning projects: from bottle stoppers, chopsticks and salad bowls to holiday ornaments, drawer knobs, tool handles, and candlesticks.

Every pattern includes all the measurements you need to turn the piece, as well as a drawing to show you how the finished piece should look. The text also provides basic woodturning lessons and offers helpful tips on woods and finishes to use, advice on how to turn a piece successfully, and background on some legendary woodturners and other artisans whose work inspired several patterns.

The book is available now for a price of $22.95.

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Berea Hardwoods


Policeman's Ballpoint Pen Kit

Berea Hardwoods has announced their newest pen kit named, The Policeman's Ballpoint Pen Kit.

They have released this pen kit In Honor of the Brave Men and Women who Serve & Protect.

Their inspiration was:

Each year more than 140 officers are killed in the line of duty and many more are at risk of serious injury as a result of physical dangers encountered on the job.  These local heroes are brave men and women who have chosen to serve their community and stand on guard to protect our families, our homes and our businesses. 

The Policeman's pen kit comes in Satin Chrome and is a single tube, Parker refill click pen.

Introductory Price: $18.50

For more information or to order, click here

 


New and Hot - July 2017


New from Woodturner Pro


Segment PRO

Woodturner PRO has announced a new product called Segment PRO. It is a completely new piece of software for designing segmented vessels. The software uses 3D technology to allow users to design simple or complex segmented vessels in a matter of minutes.

Segment PRO was created so that beginner segmented turners can start designing vessels right away using the 150+ sample vessel shapes. All you have to do is to modify the vessel height and the software automatically creates the design for you. You can then see this design in three different formats: Painted Segment, Feature Ring or Tornado-style vessels. So one design gives you three different techniques. You can then print out the Summary Sheet and go into the shop to start making the vessel or you can customize it to your liking.

Advanced users will be able to take advantage of all the new features which will make designing vessels faster and easier. And being able to take one design and use it in three different formats should be a big boost to productivity.

Segment PRO is available stand-alone or as a software suite containing all the Woodturner PRO products. When you download the software, it starts a free 30-day trial period. This way you can test out the software before purchasing it.

The price of Segment PRO is $79 (or $139 if purchased as a suite of all four programs from Woodturner PRO).

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Saburrtooth Tools


Four-inch Flat Disc Cutters

Saburrtooth Tools has just released a new set of sanding discs. These flat discs are 4” in diameter and similar to grooving wheels.

The discs have an approximate groove width of .2” - .325” depending on the grit. The discs are coated on approximately 1/2" on the face top and bottom. All discs feature a 7/8” bore and are available with or without holes.

The discs are available in fine (Yellow), medium (Red) and coarse (Green) grits and extra coarse grit (Orange).

The list prices are: $67 - $69.00 each.

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Woodturners Wonders


Lathe Track Rack System with Super Nova Lamp

Woodturners Wonders has just released their Lathe Track Rack System with Super Nova Lamp. This system allows you to measure the bottom of your bowls with the Accu-depth Bowl Gauge. With the Super Nova lamp, you will have enough light to see your turning and any blemishes. The lamp provides a whopping 870 lumens.

The Track Rack system is a robust way to manage multiple accessories on your lathe at one time. This package includes:

  • the Track Rack Bracket with two galvanized threaded clamps,
  • the Control Arm Assembly for the Accu-depth Gauge, 
  • the Accu-depth Gauge Measuring Rod with spring clip stop,
  • Super Nova Lamp and Lamp Mounting Bracket,
  • Instruction Sheet.

The List Price is: $239.95

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Rick Brantley


New, Smaller Threaded Brass inserts

Based on customer demand, Rick Brantley has just released three new, smaller brass threaded ring set sizes. The opening on these new threaded rings are 1 1/2", 1 3/4" and 2 1/4". These ring sets are perfect for pet urns, lidded boxes or anything else that you can conceive and turn.

The ring sets come standard with flanges but if you would like them removed, just indicate that when ordering.

The list price for the 1 1/2" ring set with thin outer wall, without a gasket is $20.00.
The list price for the 1 1/2" ring set with a flange, thicker outer wall, wit a gasket is $25.00.

The list price for the 1 3/4" and 2 1/4" ring sets is $25.00.

For more information or to purchase, click here.

 

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Trent Bosch


DVD: Coloring and Scratching the Surface

Over the years coloring, texturing and surface treatments have become a way for woodturners and artists to individualize their work. In this video, Trent shares all of the techniques he has experimented with over the years. This isn’t a step-by-step video, instead a large variety of surface and coloring ideas are introduced. This video gives you endless possibilities to enhance your work. From coloring with a multitude of mediums to bleaching, carving, sandblasting, etc., this video has a wealth of information for the woodturner or artist who likes to experiment with the guidance of someone who has been there.

The list price is $35.00

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from WoodTurners Wonders


Wonder Weave Pro Net Sanding Discs

Wonder Weave Pro Net Sanding Discs are made from White Fused Alumina (WA) which is also White Fused Aluminum Oxide. This is not the same as your mother’s aluminum oxide. It belongs to the electro-fused artificial corundum group and is an important mineral used widely for refractory bricks, precast refractory shapes, ceramic shapes, various surface preparations, sandblasting, and sandpapers–of course. It is much harder than normal aluminum oxide and is obtained from reduced fusion of high purity calcined alumina in electric arc furnaces. It has high purity and great self-sharpening characteristics which makes it perfect for all kinds of abrasive applications.

These hook and loop discs not only have coated aluminum oxide, but they also have ceramic particles mixed in which makes them extra durable and long lasting! Notice how uniform the abrasive is applied to the tear resistant latex backed paper.

It is available in 2" and 3" round sanding discs, are hook and loop compatible, and are available in 13 different grits from 60 to 3000 grit.

This new product compares to the Abranet sanding discs but is about 1/4 the cost.

They are available for purchase online.

For a 2" sanding disc sample, $12.50, click here.

For a 3" sanding disc sample, $22.50, click here.

For a 2" and 3" sanding disc sample, $27.95, click here.

 


New and Hot - June 2017


New from Rubber Chucky


Two New Products

Rubber Chucky has released a new product. It is a tapered arbor and is designed to help you hold your work on the lathe while still having room to turn the work piece. It is made from Machined 6061 Aircraft Aluminum Arbor and is threaded to 3/4" x 10 TPI which is the most common thread size of live centers. It includes five removable rubber caps which will help to prevent marring your wood surface.

This tool is ideal for removing tenons, gaining access to small areas with your tools, and refinishing workpieces. And of course, you can be creative and use it for unique workholding situations.

Rubber Chucky also sells MT2 Arbor for use in the headstock which has the prerequisite 3/4" x 10 TPI threads on it.

The list price (without the MT2 Arbor) is: $17.95

The list price (with the MT2 Arbor) is: $27.95

 


 

The second new product is the Spatula Chucky. The spatula chucky was inspired by Michael Hosaluk and is used to hold your spatula blank while you're turning the handle. It can put positioned in either the headstock or the tailstock.

Rubber Chucky also sells MT2 Arbor for use in the headstock which has the prerequisite 3/4" x 10 TPI threads on it.

The list price of the spatula chucky (without the MT2 Arbor) is: $17.95

The list price of the tapered arbor (with the MT2 Arbor) is: $27.95

For more information or to order, click here

 

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Saburrtooth Tools


Acute Dove Tail Cutter

Saburrtooth Tools has just released a new dove tail cutter. The cutter has a 1/8" shank and has a 3/8" head length for a more acute carving angle. With this new cutter, it is easier to get into tight spots. The cutter can be used with flex-shaft tools or with die grinders.

The new acute dove tail cutting burrs are available in fine (yellow) or coarse (green) grits and with coated or uncoated (safe-end) tops.

The list price is $16.50

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Conestoga Works


Lichtenberg Figure Wood Burner

Embellishing wood with fractal burning has been very popular recently. Unfortunately, there have been a few incidents where using very unsafe practices with homemade units have led to the users’ death. The lack of an understanding of high voltage, its relationship to current, and the use of materials designed for such applications has probably contributed to these incidents.

After having seen these unsafe home-made burners, Charles Waggoner of Conestoga Works decided to produce and market a fractal burner. As with any other potentially dangerous activity, the following of established instructions while using properly designed equipment greatly reduces the hazards associated with that activity. He uses these premises in the design and construction of his burner while taking advantage of being a 28-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he was trained in the use of high voltage electricity. Using this military experience with high voltage, he designed and built the following unit.

Conestoga Works has announced their newest product, the Lichtenberg Figure Wood Burner. This is a state-of-the-art high voltage, low amperage wood burner and is used to create those beautiful dendritic figures on wood. See photo below.

The Conestoga system features state-of-the-art electronics, custom built probes, and a foot activated switch. The cables and probes are constructed of extremely high dielectric insulating materials to ensure the user is protected from the electric current. The foot switch conveniently controls the power to the burner and allows the user to maintain total control of the probes.

The burner includes:

  • 12,000 volt, 35 mA solid state power supply
  • Momentary foot activator switch, press "on" – release "off"
  • Indicator lamp illuminates when unit is on
  • Insulated plastic case with built-in insulated probe storage pockets
  • 36” insulated leads
  • Custom designed phenolic probes with safety ring to protect the user from the probe tips
  • Large brass tips
  • Instuctions on how to use the system

The list price of the burner is: $299.00

 

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Stainless Steel Bottlestoppers


Stainless Steel Bottlestoppers - #501 and #503

Stainless Bottle Stoppers has just released their newest bottle stopper styles. The first one is called the #501 and is an interesting "standing hourglass" style with a threaded top. The second one, the #503, has the same hourglass style but has a flat top.


The #501 Bottle Stopper

The #503 Bottle Stopper

The new #501 and #503 bottle stoppers are made from the same FDA-compliant, food-grade 304 stainless steel and o-rings as the rest of their product line.

The list prices start at $4.90 and go down to $3.58 in volume.

For more information or to order the #501, click here.
For more information or to order the #503, click here.

 


New from Kallenshaan Woods


Three New Inlay Pen Kits

Kallenshaan Woods has just released three new inlay kits for pens. All of these kits will fit the Sierra pen style and any other other pen with a 27/64" diameter brass tube.

  1. The Penguin Inlay Kit
    Their Penguin inlay kit is designed after the Emperor Penguin which is the tallest and heaviest of all living penguin species. This kit has a total of 12 pieces. This inlay kit has a list price of $19.95.
    Click here for more information or to purchase.

     
  2. The Sailfish Inlay Kit
    Including the curly maple background barrel, there are a total of seven pieces in this inlay kit. It has a list price of $19.95.
    Click here for more information or to purchase.

     
  3. The Lobster Inlay Kit
    This kit is made up of six pieces, including the background barrel of curly maple and five pieces of red-dyed boxelder burl which are used for the lobster. This inlay kit has a list price of $19.95.
    Click here for more information or to purchase.

 

 


New from Woodturning Tool Store


The New Improved Elio Safe Drive

The Woodturning Tool Store has just released a new version of the Elio Safety Driver. The new model has been upgraded to include a threaded steel insert. In addition, a custom spindle draw bar is now available.

The optionally purchased drawbar is 1/4" - 20 TPI threaded rod covered with LLDPE tubing that has superb stress-crack resistance and remains flexible and durable in a temperature range between -103°F to 120°F, which means it will withstand any shop environment. The tubing is in place to protect the inside of the hollow lathe headstock spindle. Both the rod and tubing can be cut to custom lengths for any lathe with a minimum of 1/2" diameter through bore.

The drawbar includes a cone which helps center the rod in the spindle to reduce rotational whipping. The two custom made wing knobs are used to lock the drawbar on your lathe.

The new Elio Safety Driver, DR model (drawbar ready) is available in three sizes: 2", 2.5" and 3.5".

The list price for the 2" Elio DR is: $60.
The list price for the 2.5" Elio DR is: $65.
The list price for the 3" Elio DR is: $70.

The list price for the drawbar is: $20.

For more information or to order, click here

 


New and Hot - May 2017


New from Woodcraft


Koozie Kits

Woodcraft is now selling a koozie kit. With this kit you will be able to make a custom beverage holder which will hold either a 12 oz. or 16 oz. bottled or canned beverage. The kit contains one cup ring and one koozie. You will need to provide a turning blank sized at 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" x 6".

The koozie kits come in brown, blue and red.

The list price is $6.99

For more information or to purchase use the links below:

 


New from Rick Brantley


Brass Threaded Inserts

If you are turning urns, you may want to offer a threaded lid so that they can be opened and then easily closed afterwards. When woodturner Rick Brantley couldn't find anything in the marketplace for this purpose, he decided to make them himself.

The threaded lids are two-part, solid brass. They are available in a short or tall version and Rick has recently added a new version with seven screw holes to mount the base.

brass threaded inserts

List prices start at $35.00.

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Flute Master


Stop Block Enhancement

Flute Master has just released an enhancement to their stop blocks. The purpose of this new product is to overcome the necessity of holding the bottom aluminum bar in place while tightening the thumb screw.

The improvement is a plastic insert you cut to the width between the lathe ways, and fastened to the bottom bar. The bottom bar passes through an opening in the plastic insert and is held in place with a lock nut.

The plastic bar prevents the bottom bar from rotating as the stop block is put in place. The plastic bar is 2 3/8 inches long to fit the largest lathes, and should be shortened to fit a smaller lathe.

The difference in this stop block and the original is the blue insert shown in the photo. To convert your present stop blocks, insert the lower 3/4" x 1/4" aluminum bar through the insert and thread the all-thread bolt into the lock nut on the bottom. Use your same top 3/4" x 1/4" aluminum bar and thumb screw.

Tip: Cut the blue insert to fit snugly between the ways of your lathe bed. You may want to cut the length of the lower aluminum bar to fit between the brackets that fasten to the ways of the lathe bed.

Inserts can also be used on index wheel pin holders, and Spiral Master idler bases.

This improvement is not yet available on their web site. They are making a special offer at this time at 1/2 the expected list price.

To get your early 1/2 -price stop block enhancement, which includes a pair of inserts and lock nuts, send an e-mail order to rmw@rdsadvantage.com.

The cost is $5.00 per pair of inserts and lock nuts.

You can also order by mailing a $5.00 check to:

Dick Webber
6801 Broadway Ext.,
Suite 120
Oklahoma City, OK 73116

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Berea


Survival Ballpoint Pen

This new ballpoint pen kit packs a lot of functions into a compact package.This new Survival pen has three main components: a ball point pen, a fire starter and a glass breaker. The cap finial functions as a decorative cap and also contains a carbide glass breaker. The body finial also functions as a decorative end and contains a flint fire rod. The uniquely designed clip also functions as a striking plate. The glass breaker works on tempered glass on side windows.

The list price of the kit is $19.95.

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Jo Schwartz


Woodburning Realistic People: Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Perfect Portraits of People

More and more people are embellishing their turnings with woodburning (pyrography). In this brand-new book, Jo Schwartz shows us how to turn a photograph of a loved one into a realistic pattern that you can use on wood.

Jo shows how to use shading techniques to render the human face with detail and beauty. She provides expert tips for burning life-like skin tones and facial features.

The list price of the book is only $10.99.

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Lee Valley


Pocket Duct Tape

Over the years, most of us have taken advantage of the "fix anything" values of duct tape. And most of us probably have a large bulky roll of it somewhere in the shop. But now you can buy duct tape in flat, compact five-yard packages. These are designed so that they are portable and you can throw one into the car, your hiking pack, your tool box, or even your back pocket.

The packages come in five colors:

  • Black (A, above)
  • Green (B, above)
  • Orange (C, above)
  • Silver (D, above--what I prefer to call "Original")
  • Yellow (E, above)

The list price is $3.50 and they are available from our Canadian friends, Lee Valley.

For more information or to order, click here

 


New and Hot - April 2017


New from Imaginlay


Mother of Pearl and Crystal Calcite Inlay

Scott Grove, founder of Imaginlay, has released affordable mother-of-pearl and crystal calcite inlays.

Imaginlay’s are translucent; they give greater visual depth and dimension to any inlay. And unlike some mother-of-pearl sold in the market today, Imaginlay’s is all natural, made from baked abalone and/or oyster shell.

Mother-of-pearl and crystal calcite are versatile, natural materials used to create many types of inlay for all woodworking and wood turning projects. These can be used as is, or dyed to emulate a variety of luxurious gem stones such as sapphire blue, ruby red, emerald green and more. They can also be mixed into other inlay materials to create a shimmering lustrous chatoyance effect. Mother-of-pearl adds iridescent, colorful gleam to any inlay design; it comes from the inner layer of the shell of some oysters and abalones.
 
Imaginlay’s mother-of-pearl is baked, which weakens the scleroprotein matrix that binds the calcium carbonate plates and columns together. The crushing process yields reflective material that goes with the grain instead of matte-like cross-grain flakes, which maximizes iridescence. Baked shell flakes are much softer than unbaked, and can be easily re-crushed and screened to finer sizes. In fact, the flakes are soft enough to be smeared to a fine but still iridescent powder between thumb and finger.

On the Mohs Hardness Scale, both mother-of-pearl and calcite have a hardness of 3.5 and are easily sanded using silicon carbine (carborundum) or aluminum oxide (corundum) sand paper, which has a hardness of 9.0. It is durable and provides an excellent surface to polish and/or finish.

The Mother of Pearl inlay is available in both fine and flake varities or in a combination set of both types.

 

The Crystal Calcite inlay is available in both fine and coarse varities or in a combination set of both types.

Price list:

Mother of Pearl Fine - one ounce: $12.95. Click here for more info or to purchase.
Mother of Pearl Flake - one ounce: $12.95. Click here for more info or to purchase.

Mother of Pearl Combo - one of each: $24.95. Click here for more info or to purchase.

Crystal Calcite Fine - three ounces: $19.95. Click here for more info or to purchase.
Crystal Calcite Coarse - three ounces: $19.95. Click here for more info or to purchase.

Crystal Calcite Combo - one of each: $34.95. Click here for more info or to purchase.

 


New from The Wood Database


Worldwide Woods, Ranked by Hardness Poster

Eric Meier, the creator of The Wood Database (online and and hardcopy formats) has just released a new wood poster titled "Worldwide Woods, Ranked by Hardness."

The poster shows a wide variety of hardwoods and softwoods from around the world, ranked by hardness. The poster is divided into eight worldwide regions: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Pacific Islands, and Australia. Each region features a numerical listing of woods ranked by hardness using the Janka hardness value (lbf). It includes over 500 species, which is even more than there are in the "wood" book. It measures 24" wide (61 cm) by 36" tall (91 cm). This poster would be great on the wall of any wood enthusiast! The list is $29.99.

To watch a video about the poster, click here.

 

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Berea Hardwoods


Fireman Pens

This Fireman's Ballpoint Pen Kit was designed by Berea Hardwoods to honor and remember Firefighters and First Responders and their bravery and commitment to keeping the community safe. The pen kit is Chrome and Gunmetal, uses a single pen tube (a bit thicker than the standard 10mm brass tube), and uses a Parker-style refill.

The pen features a fire ax for the pen clip and the barrel is engraved with the image of a fire truck.

The list price for the Fireman's Pen Kit is: $19.95

For more information or to order, click here.

In addition, Berea Hardwoods is distributing two inlay kits that fit the Fireman Pen Kit.

The first inlay kit has a set of flames (like they used to paint on the side of cars) on it.

The list price for the Flames inlay kit is: $19.95

For more information or to order, click here.

 

The second inlay kit has the Fire / Rescue logo on it.

The list price for the Fire / Rescue inlay kit is: $24.95

For more information or to order, click here.

 


New from Woodturners Wonders


Mega Square CBN Wheel

Woodturners Wonders has announced the new Mega Square CBN wheel. This wheel is for customers who are not concerned about having a radius edge--it offers more flat area on both the surface and sides than any of their other wheels. The wheel edge is covered with CBN material and is a full 1.5 inches wide. The side faces are a full 1-inch of CBN material!

Because they use 6061 aluminum, this beast of a wheel only weighs in at 4 lbs, 10 oz. The stone wheels that come with most grinders weigh 3 lbs, 7 oz--so this wheel, while being massive, only weighs about one pound more.

They presently stock these wheels in 80, 180, 220, and 350 grits only.

The list price is $250 but is on sale now for $169.95.

You can also buy a pair at a special price of $319.95.

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Monarch Industrial


Band Saw Tension Gauge

Wood turners will often cut turning blanks on a band saw prior to mounting them on a lathe. The two most common questions that I hear about the bandsaw are: which blade do I use and how do I accurately set the blade tension?

Monarch Industrial hopes to help with the second question with the release of their new product, the Monarch Tension Gauge.

This gauge can help you to dial in the perfect band saw tension. That will help your band saw run the best that it can.

The new web page for this product has several videos introducing the product and showing how to use it. There is also a user guide which includes a chart showing the proper tension of blades based on their size.

The list price of the product is $79.95.

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Lee Valley


Set of Three Carbide-Tipped Turning Tools

It seems like lots of people have jumped on the carbide-tipped turning tools bandwagon. The latest, Lee Valley of Canada, is offering a set of three of these scrapers in an 11-inch long tool format. The three tips are:

  • a radiused, 7/16 inch square tip for roughing
  • a 1/2 inch round tip for shaping, some limited hollowing, and smoothing cuts
  • a double-ended 1 1/8 inch diamond shape for cutting narrow beads and coves

One of the nice features of this set is that you get a set of three replacement tips.

So, if you're in the market for a set of carbide-tipped scrapers, check out this set.

The list price of the set is: $119.

For more information or to order, click here

 


New and Hot - March 2017


New from Carter Products


The AXE: New Carbide Turning Tools

Carter Products has just released The AXE™,  their very first set of turning hand tools. The tools are carbide-tipped scrapers with full-sized wood handles.

Three tools are available: a square tip, a round tip, and a diamond tip.

The tools underwent a year-long design cycle to create what many would call "the next generation" of carbide-tipped tools. These tools are very feature rich:

  • diamond carbide cutters that are easy to change
  • full-sized, hard maple, ergonomic, axe-shaped wood handle
  • stainless steel shafts that won't rust
  • color coded ferrules to make it easier to grab the right tool
  • inexpensive compared to the competition
  • made in the USA

The tools are available today from most of the US popular retailers: Packard Woodworks, Craft Supply, Woodcraft and Rockler. Carter Products are also well represented internationally. The list price for each tool is $99.95.

See the Product Review in the March issue of More Woodturning Magazine.

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Saburrtooth


New Concave Cutter with 1/8 Inch Shank

Saburrtooth has just released a new cutter with a curved cylinder shape.This concave cutter is perfect for power carving tight curves like spindles, for taking corners off when doing twists, and for rounding over inside corners.

This cutter is 3/8 inch in diameter and its head length is 1/2 inch. It comes with a regular or safe end and a 1/8 inch shank to fit into your power carver.

The cutter is available in two grits: coarse (green) and fine (yellow).

List price: $17.06

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Woodturners Wonders


Spot On Double Stop Caliper from Woodturners Wonders

Woodturners Wonders has just released a new, innovative 12-inch caliper called the Spot On Double Stop Caliper. They will help you with thickness measurements and tenon sizing so you get it right every time. The special design of this tool puts another adjustment wheel in between the legs as well as one on the outside of the legs.

 

You can have a stop closing and you can have a stop opening. This means if you have a bowl with a rim, you can open the outside to pass over the rim while setting the inside to measure the desired bowl wall thickness. Simply squeeze the sides up to the inner stop to use your caliper as a feeler on the bowl thickness.

Want to set a tenon for your chuck? Easy. Simply set the opening and bring the two stops together to lock in the width – it won't move in or out.

This tool can provide a whole new level of accuracy to your turning.

List Price: $29.95 - On Sale for a Limited Time at $19.95

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Rubber Chucky


Vacuum Cone Sets

Due to customer demand, Rubber Chucky has just released two new sizes of their vacuum cone chucks. In addition to the existing, standard-sized vacuum cone chuck, you can now get a Large Chucky Vacuum Cone and a Micro Chucky Vacuum Cone set.

The Large Chucky Vacuum Cone has a 4-inch diameter cone that reduces in size to 2 inches. It is offered in 1" x 8 TPI, 1 1/4" x 8 TPI and M33 - 3.5 TPI spindle sizes.

The introductory price is $39.95. 

For more information or to order, click here.

 

The Micro Chucky Vacuum Cone set consists of two micro vacuum cones and a Morse Taper #2 (MT2) arbor. This size vacuum cone is great to use for small boxes, birdhouses, ornaments and more.

The introductory price is $34.95. 

For more information or to order, click here.

 


New from Jet


1836 Drum Sander

Jet has just released the newly designed 1836 Drum Sander with the following features:

  • The 1.75 horsepower motor delivers plenty of power to handle just about any sanding task.
  • The innovative tool-less parallelism system keeps adjustments simple. The worktable is easily positioned by a turn of the parallelism dial.
  • The variable-speed rate permits you to choose the optimal feed rate for a full range of projects, while the Sandsmart™ feature continuously monitors the load on the drum motor to prevent an overload situation. (Editors Note: The Sandsmart feature sounds like it would be very welcome since my previous edition model would overload if the motor got hot from sanding with too big a bite.)
  • The mirrored design of the dust hood optimizes dust collection preventing chips and dust from getting between your work-piece and the finish. The 4-inch dust collection port makes small work out of the chips and dust.

List Price: $1339.00

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Penn State Industries


Revolver Pen Kit

Penn State Industries has just introduced a new pen kit that looks, acts and feels like a revolver.

When you press the click mechanism the pen tip extends, the trigger clip moves up and the 6-barrel cylinder rotates to replicate you loading the gun. Then, when you pull the hairpin trigger pen clip the tip retracts while the 6-barrel cylinder quickly spins to replicate you firing the gun. Right above the cylinder you'll find a black metal grip that mimics a revolver handle. And the bullet cartridge pen tip represents your favorite .38 Special or .357 Magnum bullet. The mechanism, just like the gun, is durable and reliable and includes a Parker style refill.

You can watch a short YouTube video on how it works, just click here.

This is the perfect gift for any gun aficionado.

The revolver pen kit is priced at $22.95 to $24.95 (depending on the finish). There is also a four pen kit starter set for $79.85.

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Popular Woodworking


Woodturning Techniques--Furniture and Cabinet Making

Popular Woodworking has just re-issued a book by Mike Dunbar, originally published as Woodturning for Cabinetmakers in 1990. The new title is Woodturning Techniques with the subtitle "Furniture & Cabinetmaking." (This is not to be confused with Mike Darlow's Woodturning Techniques published in 2001).

While the cover photo is slightly different, the content is the same as the original edition, including the black and white photographs. 

The original is now out of print, but is still available on the used book market. If you don't have a copy of the original edition and/or want a new book, it is available now for $29.99. See book description below:

"Woodturning is a subject many furniture makers shy away from, opting for factory-turned furniture parts. But investing in a lathe and a modest collection of turning tools can open up a wide array of options. Turned legs, spindles, rails, knobs and pulls adorn such classic furniture styles as Sheraton, Chippendale and Shaker. Learning to turn your own furniture elements gives you the keys to the kingdom when it comes to period style--and it's not as difficult as you might think.

"This book by award-winning furniture maker Mike Dunbar gives you a complete course on turning furniture parts. You'll learn how to create chair and table legs, staircase balusters, bedposts, rails and stiles--even if you've never worked on a lathe before. Essential techniques covered include spindle turning, duplication, reeding, fluting and spiral turning. In addition you'll learn:

  • The ins and outs of lathe operation, maintenance and safety
  • Which tools you should invest in and which ones you can take a pass on
  • Proper tool sharpening and honing procedures
  • Woodturning techniques such as creating beads, coves, urns and vases
  • How to turn duplicates

And much more!

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Lee Valley


Knives you can lose

Many of us carry pocket knives with us each and every day. It's always a sad time when we misplace or lose one of them. Now there is an inexpensive alternative that will not make you feel bad if you lose one because the loss of one of these is about the same cost as dropping your paper cup of coffee in the morning.

The inexpensive, stainless steel knives come in boxes of five and are meant for people who frequently lose their pocketknife. This knife has all of the features of its more expensive cousins including the knife, a nail file and a set of scissors.

These knives are not intended to be razor sharp out of the box, so you'll need to hone them. But they are inexpensive, and after you sharpen them, the stainless steel holds an edge well.

The knife is 2-1/4" long by 3/4" wide and weighs 28g (1 oz). Only available in packages of five.

These knives are available from our Canadian friends, Lee Vallley.

The list price for all five knives is only: $12.95

For more information or to order, click here

 


New and Hot - February 2017


New from Artisan Ideas


Adding Spice to your Woodturning - 20 Salt, Pepper and Spice Shaker Projects for Woodturners

This new woodturning book was written by Chris West, Europe's go-to guy for turning salt and pepper shakers. The book contains fifteen original and fun projects for turning salt and pepper shakers and an additional five projects on spice shakers and condiment accessories. The various shapes are quite unique: you will find shakers that look like apples, pears, mushrooms, oak barrels--even a Chianti bottle--to name just a few.

Each project is labeled by level of difficulty (beginner, intermediate, and advanced) and gives the finished dimension, wood used, and accessories  needed. The step-by-step procedures and diagrams are clear and easy to follow.

This is a hard cover book and since it is spiral bound, it will lay flat when you are using it in the shop--a nice feature.  It contains 68 pages.

The list price is: $19.95 and can be ordered directly from the publisher, Artisan Ideas, at artisanideas.com.

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Fast Cap


Kaizen Foam for Organizing your Turning Tools

Looking for ways to organize your woodturning tools?

Kaizen Foam is a great product from the folks at FastCap. It is designed to help you achieve maximum organization and visual control in your workspace. Kaizen Foam separates between the layers creating a perfect fit for all your tools in drawers and on walls. It is available in 2’ by 4’ sheets, in three thicknesses: 7/8” (20mm), 7/8” (20mm), 2-1/4” (57mm).

They also market a Kaizen Foam Frame for use on walls. The frame comes with a single 49” extruded panel that allows you to customize your frame. It has a high-performance peel-and-stick adhesive on the back, making it fast and easy to mount on any wall. The back lip allows you to screw the panels into the wall for added support.

To see a quick how-to video on how to use it for your woodturning tools, click here.

 (Please note: Kaizen Foam has international shipping restrictions and can only be shipped to the United States and Canada for retail customers.)

The list prices for 7/8” (20mm) is $10.99. Click here for more information or to purchase this size.

The list prices for 1-1/8” (30mm) is $14.99. Click here for more information or to purchase this size.

The list prices for 2-1/4” (57mm) is $24.99. Click here for more information or to purchase this size.

 


New from Cindy Drozda and Mike Hunter


Cygnet Tool

The Cygnet tool or baby swan was designed by Cindy Drozda from Boulder, CO.  This is an ideal tool for many small diameter and small opening hollow forms.

A beginner or an experienced woodturner will enjoy the Cygnet ease of control due to the design and angle of the cutter on the tool.  The tool uses the versatile Hunter # 1 cutter set at 45 degrees front tilt.

The list price for an unhandled tool is: $125.00
The list price for a handled tool is: $145.00

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Alan Lacer


Long Hole Drilling Set

As most experienced turners know, drilling long holes on the lathe is hard. The grain of the wood will often cause a traditional twist drill bit to wander, which means that you won't have a centered hole in your turning blank.

The best way to deal with this problem is with drills designed for long hole boring. This long hole boring set comes with the new Hamlet 3/8" diameter long bit (21.5" long  for the bit and 10" additional for the handle) plus the Oneway 3/8" hollow center in a #2 Morse taper. 

This long hole boring set is a bit different from previous shell auger or lamp bits: the bit is made from high speed steel so bluing will not harm the cutting edge; the cutting edge is a shearing angle, so it enters the cut progressively; and there are twists on the shank to aid with chip removal. 

Clearing the chips is a major problem with any type of long hole drilling on the lathe. You increase your chance of success by drilling and then withdrawing the bit when you feel any resistance. This will clear any chips and saw dust, helping to keep a true drilling line.

This long hole boring set is great for turned lamps or any other turning where you need a straight hole through your turning blank.

List price: $127.00

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Brittany Nicole Cox


Sacred Geometry – a 16th Century Coloring Book

Brittany Nicole Cox, an ornamental turner (and more) from Seattle Washington collaborated with Al Collins of Lawndale, California on a new idea. The result of their work was this unique coloring book. It is a compilation of machine-drawn patterns generated by a rose engine. Rose engines are hand-operated machines that were developed in the 16th century and used during the Victorian era for the decorative turning of wood, ivory, metal, and ceramics. See Photo 1.


Photo 1.

The geometry of the patterns is determined by mathematical sequences often associated with sacred geometry and the golden mean. The MADE Ornamental Rose Engine Lathe, a modern machine designed in the tradition of the past, was used to create these patterns. See Photo 2.


Photo 2.

The front and back covers are letterpress, the front with copper foil. The binding is copper wire, allowing the book to lay flat as you color. The 72 unique patterns are printed on 180lb uncoated white paper – so your coloring utensils won’t bleed through and colors stay true. This book is limited to 300 copies and was handmade in Seattle Washington.

The book is available in limited quantities. The list price is $30 plus shipping. 

For the technically interested, we’ve put together a book of receipts. This lists the steps for how to generate each pattern on the rose engine. See Photo 3.


Photo 3.

The receipts book is also available in limited quantities. The list price is $40 plus shipping.

 

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Martin Sabin-Smith


The Woodturner’s Journal

The Woodturner's Journal is a notebook with over 100 pages dedicated to the recording of your woodturning projects. It was created by Martin Sabin-Smith, a UK woodturner and avid YouTube woodturning presenter.

The journal is intended to be used to keep detailed notes and sketches of your work, and to jot down your turning goals and inspirations, too.

There’s a section on events and craft markets to complete and keep notes on your successes, as well as a guide to charging a fair price for your work.

With plenty of space included to brainstorm new project ideas, The Woodturner’s Journal is everything you need to record your ideas and finished pieces in one place.

If you're in the UK, you can purchase the Journal directly from Martin and get free shipping. It's available for £7.00 plus VAT. For more information or to order, click here.

If you're in the US, you can order directly from Martin and pay First Class postage from the UK or you can order directly from Amazon. For more information or to order from Amazon, click here.

 


New and Hot - January 2017


New from Jimmy Clewes


Mate Undercut Hollowing Tool

Earlier in the year, we told you about Jimmy Clewes' newest tools: the Mate #1 and the Mate #2. Both of these tools used Mike Hunter carbide cup cutters to hollow your wood turnings.

The thing that excited us about these tools was that the design and angle of 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. It also shortens the learning curve so that you can be hollowing comfortably in a short period of time.

Jimmy has now introduced the new tool in this line, the Mate #1 and Mate #2 Undercut Hollowers. These hollowing tools work much like the original tools but have a large sweeping curve which allows you to reach under the rim of your hollow vessels.

The Mate #1 undercut tool comes with a small 6mm cup cutter and the Mate #2 undercut tool comes with 8mm cup cutter. The Mate #2 will basically do everything the Mate #1 does with the exception that with the larger diameter on the cutter, and with a light touch, it will give an amazing finish on the surface.

The tool has an aluminum oxide coating on bar to prevent rust and is made in the United States. The tool is supplied unhandled. You can make your own handle or you could purchase one to fit. Jimmy recommends a handle at least 18 inches in length.

Some of the things that we like about Hunter cutters are:

No grinding of the tool
No lapping of the tool
Each new cutter is sharpened and ready for use
Cutter life far greater than HSS (25 to 30 times)
New cutters, torque screws and wrenches readily available and reasonably priced
The list price on the Mate #1 and Mate #2 undercut tools are: $145.

To get more information or to purchase from Mike Hunter, click this link.

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Trent Bosch


DVD: Revelations in Hollowing: 25 years of Refining the Process

Over the past 25 years, professional woodturner and instructor Trent Bosch has not only been making thousands of hollow forms, but going over every aspect of the process and refining it. Through the development of new techniques and equipment, he has made hollow forms more precise and accessible than ever before.

In his newest DVD, Revelations in Hollowing: 25 years of Refining the Process, he takes you step by step through the process, showing you multiple approaches, allowing you to decide which works best for you. In the video he shares his knowledge of this process with you in a straightforward, easy to understand manner.

The DVD runs for 2.5 hours.

List price: $35.00

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Saburrtooth


Dove Tail Carving Burrs

Saburrtooth has just released a new carving cutter in a dovetail shape. This 1/8 inch shaft tool comes in both fine grit and coarse grit and is available in regular and safe-end versions.

The cutters are 3/8 inch wide at the cutting end and stand 1/2 inch tall.

The list price is $16.50.

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Berea Hardwoods


Two New Pen Kits

Berea Hardwoods has recently announced two new pen kits.

The first is called the Long Boy™. It is a click pen with a two-tube design. It is 5 3/4 inches long and uses the Parker-style refill. It comes in a variety of finishes:


The Berea Long Boy Pen

The second pen kit is called the Yari™. It is a twist pen with a single tube design. It is 5 1/2 inches long and uses the Parker-style refill. It comes in a variety of finishes:


The Berea Yari Pen

 

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Woodcraft


Pen Display Case

This new black faux-leather pen case has ivory accent stitching. The interior boasts a black felt upper and lower interior liner with enough room to store up to eight pens or pencils. Elastic cords securely hold pens and pencils in place. Lift the ribbon to reveal a surprise: a folded leg that turns the bottom panel into an easel to display your creations.

  • Dimensions: 7-5/8" long x 6-5/8" wide x 2-1/4" tall.
  • Store up to eight pens and pencils
  • Add value and show off your beautiful turnings
  • Great for displaying pens and pencils at craft fairs and trade shows
  • Bottom tray can be turned into an easel for displaying your creation

The list price is: $10.99

For more information or to order, click here

 


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