New and Hot - March 2019


New from Flute Master


Updated Flute Master

Flute Master has recently updated the Flute Master product. The newly updated tool features a wider base for greater control. In addition, the base now has a high temperature black oxide finish which looks great and will keep your tool looking good for a long time. There are no price changes when buying new Flute Masters with these exciting additions.

The Flute Masters features include the following:

  • Quick Setup Cut straight and curved profile flutes in one pass
  • Fits lathes from 10 to 25 inch diameter capacity
  • Control the depth of flutes and reeds by 2/1000 of an inch
  • Use any ¼ inch shank router bit profile
  • Index wheel, Index Wheel pin holder, stop blocks, and tool holder are included with the Flute Master
  • Use with Mastercarver, Foredom or Wecheer drill, or Ridgid or Trend palm routers
  • Drill into turnings at any angle

The list price for a Flute Master is $235.

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Best Wood Tools


Faceplate System for Live Centers

If your live center has a 3/4" x 10 TPI thread on it, you will be able to use this new Faceplate System from Best Wood Tools. The system had two components: a faceplate that can screw onto your live center and a #2 Morse Taper arbor.

You can use the arbor in your lathe spindle, attach the faceplate with a piece of wood attached, and then turn any shape or sized specialty tool.

You can use the faceplates in either your headstock (with the arbor), or tailstock (on your live center), or both. What comes to mind for me are sphere holders. When you want to turn the ends off of a sphere, you need two cove-shaped hollows holders. One goes into the headstock to drive the lathe and another in the tail stock to hold the sphere in place as you turn it.

But I'm sure that you'll be able to find lots of other uses for this unique and valuable tool.

The list price for a basic system is $39.95.

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Kallenshaan Woods


Cat and Mouse Inlay Kit

This inlay kit features six cats chasing a mouse. The body is made from Bethlehem Olivewood.

The kit has been sized to fit the new PSI Cat Pen Kit which is available in both Antique Pewter and Antique Brass.

The list price is $24.95.

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Stainless Bottle Stoppers


New Bottlestopper Mandrels

Stainless Bottle Stoppers has just released four new universal mandrels. They have a self-tapping thread and two flats so that you can use a 1-1/16″ wrench for easy installation and uninstallation. The mandrels have a black oxide coating to resist rust.

The new sizes are:

  • 3/4″ x 16 TPI
  • 1 1/2" x 8 TPI
  • M30 x 3.5
  • M33 x 3.5

They come packaged with a screw on/off plastic washer which helps prevent wood getting stuck on the mandrel. The washer should be removed when threading the wood. The use of the washer is optional.

They are precision machined in the USA and run true to within .002″ of an inch.

The list price for any universal mandrel is $18.98 and they come with a free storage case.

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from WoodTurners Wonders


The Turner Turbo Wonder Inertia Sander

WoodTurners Wonders has just released a new inertia sander, the Turner Turbo Wonder Inertia Sander. It is made in the USA from durable 6061 aluminum and only weighs about a pound. The handle is 10 inches long and the head and articulating joint add another three inches to the length.

The head has two sealed bearings for smooth operation and it uses a strong rare earth magnet to hold the sanding shaft in. The articulating joints are tightened with 5/16" Allen head cap bolts.

The kit comes with the following:

  • the inertial sander
  • a 2" heavy duty backer pad with shaft
  • a 3" heavy duty backer pad with shaft
  • an Allen wrench for the joint cap head bolts

The list price is $79.95

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Mirka


Iridium and Novastar Abrasives

Mirka USA introduces two new abrasives this September: Iridium and Novastar™. The new paper-backed Iridium and film-backed Novastar abrasives are premium products for the automotive refinishing, wood, and manufacturing industries, including marine and vehicle.

Iridium offers remarkable flexibility and grain adhesion, providing users with consistent quality and scratch pattern. A new multi-hole pattern delivers outstanding performance without clogging, delivering extended disc life. Iridium is available in 5” and 6“ discs, as well as 3.2” x 5.2” strips and 2.75” x 16” strips with perforations every 8”. Iridium is available in grits 80-600, making it ideal for premium body shops, wood shops, and painters/decorators.

Novastar, a unique film-backed abrasive features an aggressive initial cut in coarse grits for heavy duty applications. The premium film-backing offers outstanding edgewear resistance, flexibility, and grain adhesion, and is also waterproof. A new multi-hole pattern delivers outstanding performance without clogging, delivering extended disc life. Novastar is available in 5” and 6” discs, grits 80-180 and P240-P600, making it ideal for marine, composites, and vehicle manufacturing.

On releasing two abrasives at the same time: they are similar, yet vastly different from one another. “They both have a unique dust-repellent surface that doesn’t clog, so the grains stay sharp longer.” This is key to their top performance.

For more information, visit: www.mirka.com/iridium and www.mirka.com/novastar

 


New and Hot - February 2019


New from Laguna Tools


The Revo 12/16 Lathe

Laguna Tools has released a new midi lathe. It features a Pulse Width Modulation system motor to maintain consistent torque at any speed, one step cam-action belt change with magnetic door housing, and a luxury banjo with a 45º chamfered edge.

The lathe sports a 1 HP DC Permanent Magnet Motor with a Pulse Width Modulation controller. It has a speed dial which allows you to select low speeds from 50 RPM up to 3500 RPM. The distance between centers is 15.5 inches with a 12.5 inch swing over the bed. The spindle has a 1" x 8 TPI thread and a MT2 taper. It soes have a 24 position index and lock on the headstock. The tailstock taper is also MT2 sized. The lathe weighs 118 libs.

A premium stand is offered as an option for $325.

The list price on the lathe is $799.

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Flute Master


Variable Pitch Tool

The Variable Pitch Tool was designed to cut variable pitch flutes on a wood lathe. As a variable pitch flute continues along the woodturning piece, the pitch becomes more and more vertical and produces an eye-pleasing and artistic appearance.

The Variable Pitch tool can be used on lathes of 14 to 25 inches in diameter.

The list price is $299.

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Rockler


Cigar Humidor Turning Kit

Rockler has just released a cigar humidor that you can turn. It is designed to maintain your favorite cigar at the correct humidity for optimum freshness, flavor and shelf life. It also makes an elegant presentation case for a gift, a guest, or for that special occasion. It uses distilled water or humidifier solution to maintain 70% humidity, similar to that in which the tobacco grew.

Pair it with the turning blank of your choice, bore the hole with a 1-1/16'' Forstner bit, and turn it on your lathe.

Features:

  • Tube humidor comes complete with a hygrometer that displays current humidity
  • Uses distilled water or humidifier solution to maintain 70% humidity
  • Sturdy aluminum construction with black finish
  • Can accommodate a 7'' Classic Churchill cigar with 47 ring gauge

You will need to buy (or make) a set of bushings for it. The ones from Rockler are made from a tough, durable polymer. The price for the bushings are $9.99.

The list price for the Rockler Cigar Humidor Turning Kit is $19.99.

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Rockler


Ice Cream Paddle

Rocker has just released a paddle-style ice cream scoop. The Paddle style has the leverage and broad cutting edge to cut through the coldest cream. Sometimes called an ice cream spade, ice cream paddles have a shallower contour that allows you to empty the ice cream by scraping it against the edge of your bowl or dish.

It is made from stainless steel for maximum corrosion resistance and boasts a fine polish. Turn your own handle on the lathe for a customized gift, or keep it for your own kitchen. The turning blank is not included.

Features:

  • Includes a 5/16-18 threaded insert—simply drill a hole in your blank, thread in the insert, and thread the scoop onto the turned handle
  • Easily disassembled for cleaning or to swap the handle
  • Made from stainless steel for the ultimate in corrosion resistance
  • For the handle, we recommend a strong hardwood such as maple, cherry, walnut, oak, or yellow birch. Of the imported hardwoods, bubinga, purpleheart, gongola alves and cocobolo make wonderful handles

The list price is $14.99.

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Amy Grigg


Spike Plate

We all use many different types of drive spurs to turn our blanks. Amy Grigg has just released a new large plate-style drive spur that is perfect for turning bowls, it's called the Spike Plate. It would be great for production bowl turning where you are making many bowls and mindful of efficiency.

The Spike Plate measures 7.5" across and extends 2.5" inches from your spindle. It includes two center posts to register your turning blanks: 3/8" diameter at 7/8" long and 1/2" diameter at 1.5" long.

The plate is made from 6061 aluminum and has a clear anodized finish. There are 22 of the removable 1/4" spikes. These spikes and the center posts are both stainless steel. The Spike Plate is currently available for lathes with 1" x 8 TPI spindles and 1.25" x 8 TPI spindles. A M33 version of the Spike Plate will be available soon. The shipping weight is 3 lbs.

The Spike Plate list price is $150 for US customers (plus $13 flat rate shipping) and $174 for International customers (with shipping included).

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Kallenshaan Woods


Dinosaur Inlay Kit

The Dinosaur inlay kit has a total of 12 pieces. There are two Pteradactyls and one Brontosaurus in this inlay. The woods used are green and gray dyed maple burl, blue dyed basswood, sapele, and black and gray dyed basswood.

This kit is designed to fit all of the Sierra Style Pen Kits.

The list price is $24.95.

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Raymond Innovations


Soft Starter for Power Tools

This synchronous soft starter was designed to work with power tools which use 10-15 amp, 115 VAC brush-type universal motors. Some examples are table saws, radial arm and mitre saws.

The Soft Starter works by regulating the amount of electrical inrush current allowed to pass to your device. The result is a more gradual ramp time to full rpm.

This is a rugged and durable device that uses 14 AWG conducting wires with silicone rubber end caps. It has aluminum fins that help with rapid heat transfer and dissipation. It has a rounded aluminum body for safety and short-circuit protection.

Built in the U.S.A.

The list price is $29.99.

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Bora Portamate


Speedhorse™

The Bora Portamate PM-4500 Speedhorse is an excellent tool for people with small workshops. The Speedhorse is a very small sawhorse when closed, yet deploys 30x faster than conventional sawhorses — just pull the release button in the middle of the frame. Historically, sawhorses have been used to quickly and temporarily increase your workspace.

The Speedhourse was built tough to withstand heavy projects ranging from construction and carpentry to furniture builds. And when the job is finished, simply pull the levers and fold the legs up — doesn't matter which order.

This contractor-grade sawhorse will revolutionize your workshop to help you work more quickly and efficiently while continuing to produce professional results. 

The list price is $79.00

For more information or to order, click here

 


New and Hot - January 2019


New from Kallenshaan Woods


New Cat and Dog Inlay Kits

In reaction to customer requests, Kallenshaan has released new cat and dog inlay kits.

The cat inlay kit is a non-cartoon style cat. It's perfect for a serious cat lover. There are 17 pieces total using a few different colors of dyed maple burl, cocobolo, pink dyed maple, holly and natural curly maple. It is designed to work with a Sierra pen kit.

The list price is $24.95

For more information or to order, click here.

The Dog Inlay Kit was made for the new PSI Dog Click Pen Kit. They combined the heads of three of their more popular dog breed Inlay kits. Because only the heads are being used, the pieces are larger which makes the kit much easier to assemble.

There is a total of 30 pieces which make up the heads of a German Shepherd, Beagle and Chihuahua.

Materials used are Maple, Alder, Cherry, Holly, Cedar, Pearwood, Sapele, Poplar, Pink Dyed Curly Maple, Black and Gray dyed Basswood and .020" Styrene rod.

The list price is $24.95

For more information or to purchase, click here.

 


New from Franklin Industries


Titebond Translucent Wood Glue

Titebond Translucent Wood Glue was designed to dry leaving a virtually invisible glue line and it bonds stronger than the wood. It has a strong tack and the fast speed of set helps reduce clamp time. When dry, this wood glue is unaffected by finishes and sands easily. It is easy to use, non-toxic and cleans up with water.

This glue would be good for segmented turners for both open segment projects and for projects where you have light wood to light wood joints (like maple to maple or holly to holly) where the glue joints normally show up after other varieties of Titebond glues.

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Craft Supplies


Two-Piece Ring Cores

Craft Supplies has just released a new two-piece ring core. The cores are made of certified stainless steel. They feature a radiused interior profile that makes them comfortable to wear. The unique two-piece press-together design provides for a nearly invisible joint when assembled. They are supplied with a brushed satin finish that can be buffed to a high-gloss finish if desired.

 

The rings come in wholes sizes from #6 to #12.

The list price for the ring cores is $15.95.

For more information or to order, click here.

In addition, Craft Supplies has released a Pro Ring Mandrel which is available in two sizes: 4 - 9 and 9 - 14.

The list price of the Pro Mandrels is: $45.00

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Jet Tools


Redesigned 22-44 and 25-50 Drum Sanders

Jet Tools has recently redesigned its popular line of Drum Sanders. These new models feature an improved dust hood which collects 97% of all dust products. They have also redesigned the conveyor system so that it now pulls the workpiece through the sander instead of pushing it. They have also added an Automatic Speed Controller which monitors and adjusts the speed of the conveyor. And lastly, they have improved the Parallelism Adjustment so that it is tool-less and is simple to adjust. This feature helps to prevent crowning.

These newly redesigned drum sanders join the existing smaller 16-32 and 18-36 drum sanders.

The list price of the 22-44 drum sander is $1799.99. For more information, click here.

The list price of the 25-50 drum sander is $1999.99. For more information, click here.

 


New from Wagner Meters


The New Orion Line of Pinless Wood Moisture Meters

Wagner Meters has recently introduced a new line of pinless moisture meters. These new Orion moisture meters use the latest technology to achieve quick and accurate measurements without damaging your wood with the traditional pins used in other brands. They even come with a paired On-Demand Calibrator so that you can be sure that they are in calibration at all times.

The Orion meters come in five models so that you can pick the one best suited to your work. The different models are

  • Deep Depth (model 910)
  • Shallow Depth (model 920)
  • Dual Depth (model 930)
  • Data Collection (model 940)
  • Smart Meter (model 950)

Every Orion moisture meter comes with a stylish rubber boot to help protect your meter from accidental drops or bumps just like a phone case protects a phone. In addition, a foam-lined rugged hard case is provided for your Orion and its calibration reference.

The meters come with a 7-year warranty.

Prices start at $319.

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Treeline


Brass and Pewter Walking Stick Medallions

Treeline has recently reintroduced their line of military medallions. They have medallions for the Army, Navy, Marine, Air Force, Coast Guard and more. These medallions are a great way to embellish a walking stick or cane and personalize it for the user. We have also seen them used in the Wounded Warrior project as people will make canes for disabled veterans. They look great!

The prices for the medallions go from $5.95 to $10.95.

For more information or to order, click here

 


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