New and Hot - April 2018


New from Harrison Specialties


Simple Parting Tool

The Simple Parting Tool is the first carbide-tipped parting and grooving tool. The carbide tip is brazed onto the blade of the tool. The blade is 1/8" wide and the carbide cutter that sits on top of it is 3/32" wide. The maximum cutting depth is 3 1/2", so it will part a 7" turning off the lathe. The main shaft of the tool is a solid steel 3/4" square bar. The carbide tip can be sharpened with diamond card sharpeners. The tool comes unhandled. It is made in the USA. The list price is $89.99

To see a video of the Simple Parting Tool, click here.

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Woodturners Wonders


New 2-inch and 3-inch Buffing Pads

Woodturning Wonders has released a set of new 2" and 3" buffing pads to use with your turnings. They include the following:

  • 2" - Knitted 100% wool Buffing Pad:
  • 3" - Knitted 100% wool Buffing Pad:
  • 3" - 100% Lambswool Buffing Pad:

The list prices are:

  • 2" Knitted Wool - $1.95
  • 3" Knitted Wool - $2.95
  • 3" Lambswool - $4.50

For more information or to purchase the 2" Knitted Wool Buffing Pad, click here.

For more information or to purchase the 3" Knitted Wool Buffing Pad, click here.

For more information or to purchase the 3" Lambswool  Buffing Pad, click here.

 


New from Penn State Industries


Barracuda 6-Jaw Lathe Chuck

Penn State Industries has just released a new scroll chuck which has six jaws. I believe they are the first vendor to introduce a six-jaw chuck.

They have created this chuck to reduce the spacing problem that you have with four-jaw chucks when you spread the jaws wide to accommodate a large diameter turning base. Typically you get a small gap between the jaw and the wood in the center of jaw such that only the edges of each jaw touch the wood. With a six-jaw chuck, you get more surface area grabbing the wood.

The chuck is compatible with 1 1/4" x 8 TPI and has an adapter to fit 1" x 8 TPI lathes. It can grip outside tenons of 2 1/2" to 3 1/4" and expand into inside mortises 2" to 2 3/4".

The list price for the six-jaw Barracuda chuck is $99.95.

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Berea Hardwoods


Geta Ballpoint Pens

Berea has announced their newest ballpoint twist pen. It is the Geta and features a single tube design with a comtemporary look. The nib section and the upper cap come in mulitple materials (see below). The pen uses a Parker-style refill.

The Greta Pens are available in the following colors:

  • Black Chrome and Chrome - $8.00
  • Gunmetal and Chrome - $8.20
  • Gunmetal and Gold - $9.00
  • Black Chrome and Gold - $9.50
For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Saburrtooth Tools


1/8-inch Shank Power Carving Starter Kits

Saburrtooth has just created two new starter kits to make it easier for you to get into power carving your turnings. The kits come with the same four cutters in either a Fine or Coarse grit. The yellow-colored burrs signify that they are fine grit and the green color signifies coarse grit.

Each kit includes the following tools:

  • 1/8" Shank Ball Nose 1/4"
  • 1/8" Shank Dove Tail 3/8"
  • 1/8" Shank Sphere 1/4"
  • 1/8" Shank Taper 1/8"

Each kit has a list price of $59.

For more information on the fine kit, click here.

For more information on the coarse kit, click here.

 


New from Powermatic


The PM2200 Cyclone Dust Collector

Powermatic has just released the "mother of all dust collectors". This product features both a cyclone and a traditional drum filtering system in a single package. The dust collector features an auto-cleaning HEPA filter collecting 99.7% of all particles, a remote control fob and both 4" and 8" dust port options.

This dust collector uses a 3 HP motor which moves 1,543 Cubic Feet of air per minute It also has integrated vacuum lines in the drum to retain the bag without the need for a separate bag frame. One-handed drum release allows you to remove the drum for easy bag changes. It even includes a vacuum pressure gauge so that you know everything is running correctly.

The system dimensions are 54.5"L x 32"W x 85.25"H

The system weights 436 pounds.

The list price is $2999.00

For more information or to order, click here

 


New and Hot - March 2018


New from Rockler


Bowl Turner's Tool Rest

Rockler has just released a new tool rest for bowl turners. It features two curves—one gradual, one more angular, which is intended to mirror the profile of your bowls and turned vessels. The curves can follow the convex exterior or the concave interior for shaping and hollowing. The more angular end can tuck neatly into the opening of a narrow vessel, and round the corner for hollowing.

The tool rest is made of solid stainless steel for heft and resistance to corrosion. It has a silky smooth finish that helps you glide the chisel along the rest while you're turning.The bowl turner's tool rest is compatible with most mini and midi lathes.

The list price is $44.99.

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Cindy Drozda


Box Scraper

We've all seen the beautiful boxes created by Cindy Drozda. Now she's helping us create better boxes by releasing a new box scraper. The tool is a negative rake scraper and it is her secret to straight sided, flat bottomed boxes! The rounded edge guides along the side of the box making a straight side that needs very little sanding, and the square end makes a flat bottom to your box. The tool can be used to make a square cornered box or to make a radius in the corner. This is a finishing tool, intended to be used after the inside of the box is roughed out with a more agressive tool.

The tool has a 1/2" diameter with round shank and is 9 1/2" in total length. It is made from 10V Steel and sold unhandled. It is made in the  USA.

The list price is $70.

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Beall Tools


Beall Wood Threader 3.0

The Beall Tool Company has just updated its popular wood threader. In this new version, the white Delrin inserts are now attached to the top plate with two screws instead of one. The top plate is now held in place by machine screws that connect to metal inserts. This makes for a stronger arrangement since it eliminates the possibility of the threads in the front block from being stripped.

The new version is not compatible with the old version but parts for the old version are still available.

The list price is $275.

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Nova


The New Nova App

NOVA has just released an app which will allow you to use your smartphone or tablet to search, browse, and shop NOVA woodworking products. You can also watch videos and find specs and manuals of their products.

The app is free to download and use. The mobile version works with your iPhone, iPod Touch or Android device. The tablet version works with your iPad or Android tablet.

Download from the Apple App Store or Get it on Google Play.

 


New from Parson Adhesives


Parafix 3408 CA Glue

Parson Adhesives sells a wide range of cyanoacrylate adhesives and glues. Their product #3408 is an extremely thin (5 cps), low order, medical grade, long dry time (40 seconds) cyanoacrylate adhesive. Its characteristics make it perfect for larger turned items, giving them a strong finish with a satin sheen.

Mark Sillay, a well-known Georgia woodturner, has a great video on his process: click here to see Mark's video.

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Shaper Tools


Origin

The Origin by Shaper Tools is the first handheld CNC machine. Yes, handheld... this compact, powerful tool is the next evolution in CNC machines. It looks like a router but has a high speed cutter that sits in a computer-controlled mounting. You create a digital shape which gets loaded into the tool. You see the cutter path in an LED screen on the top of the tool. You move the tool around by hand and it automatically corrects when you deviate from the designated cutting path. If you go too far off the path, then the cutter retracts until it's ready to start again.

To get an idea of how innovative this is, we recommend that you watch this short, introductory video: click here.

You can pre-order for only a short time more for $2199. The retail price is projected to be $2399.

For more information or to order, click here

 


New and Hot - February 2018


New from Penn State Industries


No Press Pen Kits

Penn State Industries has just released the easiest pen kit in the world to make. You don't press the pen kit parts together, you just screw the threaded components together. This also means that you don't need a pen press and you won't crack any of your kits as you're putting them together. You also can mix and match blanks and pen kits and easily replace a defective pen tube.

The No Press Pen Kits come in three styles: the Comfort (7.5mm tubes), the Executive (10mm tubes), and the Diva (10mm tubes).

The price of the Comfort No Press Pen Kits start at $5.95.
The price of the Executive No Press Pen Kits start at $7.95.
The price of the Diva No Press Pen Kits start at $12.95.

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from AZ Carbide


Carbide Teardrop Cutter

AZ Carbide has just released a new carbide teardrop cutter. The cutter measures 1 3/4" x 3/4" x 1/8" and is made from high grade carbide with a micro-grain size of 0.7-1.0 µm. This cutter excels at smoothing the interior of a hollow form after you have completed hogging it out.

The list price of the carbide teardrop cutter is $35.00

 

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Tim Geist


Pen Blank Cutting Fixture

Tim Geist, the creator of the Geist drilling fixture and the Geist sanding fixture, has just released a new product. It is a pen blank cutting fixture. The new fixture is designed to work with your bandsaw miter gauge to make precision cuts. See Kurt Hertzog's review of this product in the February 2018 edition of More Woodturning Magazine.

The list price of the pen blank cutting fixture is $30.

 

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Rockler


Wireless Speaker Kit

Rockler has released a wireless speaker kit which includes all of the necessary electronic components to build your own mini wireless speaker. Just build a speaker cabinet (think box or small hollow form) in the shape and material of your choice.

The speaker connects wirelessly to any Bluetooth-enabled device. The kit includes a single full-range speaker, a control pod with on/off button and USB port, and a USB cable, which is used to charge the internal battery.

The only downsides that I've seen are that it works only in mono mode (meaning no stereo) and you can't connect multiple units together.

Here is an example of one of the wood speaker enclosures from the Rockler web site.

The list price is $29.99

 

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Nova


Three New Curved Tool Rests

Nova has just released three new curved tool rests:

  • Nova 9090 - Large Bowl Rest, 8.5" diameter, list price $34.79
  • Nova 9091 - Small Bowl Rest, 5.2" diameter, list price $18.99
  • Nova 9092 - Large Bowl Rest, 8.5" diameter with double curve, list price $37.99

These curved, steel tool rests are perfect for bowl turning. They were designed with radius edges on the top and bottom so that you can connect the tool post to either side or the tool rest thereby changing the direction of the curve.  The radius edges allow your turning tools to glide smoothly along the rest. These tool rests are part of Nova's modular tool rest system which also features tool posts in both 5/8" and 1" diameters.

For more information or to purchase the Nova 9090, click here.
For more information or to purchase the Nova 9091, click here.
For more information or to purchase the Nova 9092, click here.

 


New from Berea Hardwoods


New Arbor Press

Berea Hardwoods is now selling a new arbor press. The press allows you to provide slow, controlled pressure when assembling pen kits. Of course, you can use this arbor press for all kinds of projects in your woodshop. It weighs 30 pounds.

There are limited quantities of the arbor press available, so if you are interested, don't wait.

The list price is $80.

 

For more information or to order, click here

 


New and Hot - January 2018


New from Hunter Tool Systems


Viceroy Tools

Mike Hunter has released two new tools using his #1 nano-grain carbide cup-cutters. The new tools, named the Viceroy, come with either a 3/8" or 1/2" square shank.

The Viceroy makes woodturning a breeze.  The # 1 Hunter Cutter is positioned on the left side of the tool.  The front tilt geometry makes it virtually impossible to get a catch.  The cutter is set at 20 degree front tilt.  This position of the cutter makes this tool user friendly for both rough and finish cuts.

These tools can be used for rough and finish cuts on the outside and inside of bowls. They can be used for straight cuts in boxes and vases.

The Viceroy tools are available now with or without tool handles.

The price for either the 3/8" or 1/2" square shank tool without a tool handle is $125.00 and with a tool handle the price goes up to $145.

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Tim Yoder


Elbo Lathe Extension for Short Bed and Mini Lathes

Finding a hollowing system for a short bed or mini lathe is very difficult. But now, Tim Yoder brings to market a mini-lathe extension enabling you to use the famous Elbo Tool on your mini-lathe. It also works for full size short bed lathes with swings up to 26 inches.

The Lathe Extension bolts to the bed of your lathe and provides an adjustable barrel mounted on a vertical shaft. The Elbo Tool bolts to this barrel allowing you to adjust for level on your lathe.

All the parts on this extension system are heavy-duty machined parts which are zinc-plated to resist rust. The Lathe Extension should fit most lathes with a conventional bed and gives a turner up to 10" more bed length for hollowing.

The price on the lathe extension is $99.00

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Saburrtooth Tools


Sanding Sleeves

Saburrtooth has just released a new series of products: sanding sleeves. The sanding sleeves fit on a mandrel and come in three grit types (fine, coarse and ex-coarse).They are 3/4" in diameter and come in two different heights: 1/2" and 1".

The list price of the 1/2" high sanding sleeves is $22.00
The list price of the 1" high sanding sleeves is $28.00

The list price for either of the mandrels is $6.60

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Rikon


4-Piece Carbide Insert Woodturning Set

Rikon has just released a 4-piece carbide insert woodturning set. It includes a 16"  long machined aluminum handle with an "anti-vibration" grip and three steel shafts machined to hold carbide inserts.

The handle features a knurled chuck collet to hold the shafts. Just insert a shaft and screw the knurled lock to start turning.

The carbide insert shapes are circle, square and diamond. The shafts have been milled flat on the bottom to sit against your tool rest and they have  two side bevels for positioning the cutter into a skew position for shear cutting action.

All of the tools are packaged into nice storage cases.

The list price for the set is $265.00

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Craft Supplies


Stainless Steel Tableware

Craft Supplies has released a new set of stainless steel tableware which includes your normal fork, spoon, knife sets and also matching serving ware.

The forged stainless steel is polished to a fine luster and would look good on any table. You just need to turn some handles for them to create a custom set for yourself or for a gift.

The prices start at $6.95 for individual pieces and go up to $15.75.

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from BoraTool


Mobile Base for your Lathe

If you are looking for a way to work in a small shop, mobile bases are often the answer. They allow you to move heavy woodworking equipment easily around the shop. BoraTool recently released the Universal Mobile Base which works great with lathes under 400 lbs. It only raises the lathe by less than an inch. You just add plywood to create the exact size that you need.

The list price for this PM-1100 Universal Mobile Base is $65.

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Berea Hardwoods


Atracia Family Pen Kits

The new Atracia family includes Fountain, Ballpoint, and Rollerball Pen Kits and is available in either Gunmetal or Chrome finishes.

The Atracia Ballpoint Pen includes a Parker-style refill and uses a twist mechanism. The Atracia Rollerball Pen includes a Schmidt ceramic refill cartridge. The Atracia Fountain Pen includes a fine nib with a standard ink convertor and ink cartridge.  

The list price for the Atracia Fountain Pen Kit is  $13.00
The list price for the Atracia Ballpoint Pen Kit is $9.50
The list price for the Atracia Fountain Pen Kit is $13.00

For more information or to order, click here

 


New from Berea Hardwoods


Pearl Topped European Ballpoint

Berea has just released the new Pearl Topped European Ballpoint Pen Kit. It comes in a Shiny Copper finish. This pen features a highly decorative nine pearl center band and a single pearl at the top (pearls will need to be glued in).

This pen kit features a premium double twist transmission and Parker-style refill.

The list price on the Pearl Topped European Ballpoint Pen Kit is $6.00.

For more information or to order, click here

 


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