With more than 25 pen turning projects using the latest hardware kits on the market, The Pen Turner's Bible takes the reader from simple ballpoint pend esigns on a wood lathe to complex fountain pen designs on a metal lathe.Pen artist Richard Kleinhenz shares with the reader his unmatched expertise in pen making. From material selection to final finish, and each important step in between, The Pen Turner's Bible teaches every aspect of the pen-making craft.Over 340 color photos. Softcover. 144 pages.Technical Details:Richard Kleinhenz is a pen turner with nearly 20 years of experience, having founded the Pen Maker's Guild and organized the first Pen Turner's Rendezvous.He has written for American Woodworker and Wood-turning Design. He lives in Wappingers Falls, New York.Teaches readers how to build and master their own woodturning tools whilecreating beautiful and useful pens.Discusses spiraling jigs, past and present, and demonstrates their use on five pens with detailed instructions.Kleinhenz also presents his own original designs for unique tools and jigs that the reader can make at home.Teaches readers to progress from basic pen-turning to developing their own free designs Softcover.120 pages.
Believe it or not, one man's trash is also that same man's treasure, and this book will tell you all about it. If your scrap pile is getting a bit too large, this book will give you just the projects you need to knock it back down and be left with wonderfully creative objects for essentially nothing! This includes many useful items for your home, office and garden: wooden salad servers, a serving platter, deluxe meat tenderizer, letter rack, tool caddy, charming bird house, and more. Each project is explained in clear, straightforward terms, with step-by-step photos. Whatever your abilities, there are plenty of projects and ideas to help you turn little bits and pieces into beautiful accessories like those found in high-end specialty shops. Paperback. 176 pages. Contents: IntroductionPart 1: Basics1. Tools2. Materials3. Techniques4. Serving Platter5. Marble Game6. Ring Box7. Picture/Mirror Frame8. Meat Tenderizer9. Wedge End Box10. Pasta Measurer11. Salad Serving Forks12. Desk Tidy13. Pen Case/Necklace Box14. Floating Shelves15. Collectors Tray16. Sliding Dovetail Lid Box17. Japanese Work Trestle18. Letter Rack19. Recipe Book Holder20. Bird Box21. Garden Planter22. Tool Caddy23. Angle-Poise LampSuppliersResourcesGlossaryAbout the AuthorIndex About the Author: Derek Jones began work as an apprentice to a cabinetmaker, learning the meticulous skills needed for fine furniture making. He later took on his own furniture commissions and is now the editor of Furniture & Cabinetmaking magazine and author of several books.Woodworking From the Scrap Pile Preview
Add support and control to your Sorby Sovereign Handle with this similarly designed side handle. The threaded end simply screws into the threaded opening on the side of the Sovereign handle to maximize command of your tools. Extra control is especially useful for deep hollowing applications. Softex grip dampens vibration and knurled end provides surface grip.
Nothing is quite so impressive as the holographic shimmer of figured Maple under a fresh coat of finish. These turning blanks are hand sorted for the best figured grain. Approximate dimensions listed. Due to high demand and limited supply, we cannot always guarantee that this item will be in stock.Features:Tree: May reach a height of 70 to 120 feet, with a 24 to 36 inch diameter trunk.Sapwood Color: White with a reddish cast, sometimes with darker bands of heartwood.Heartwood Color: Uniformly pale reddish brown or light tan.Grain: Curly grain with variable spacing from tight fiddleback to wavy. Sometimes exhibits bird's eye, maple burl, blister, leaf and occasional spalting.Texture: Very fine and even.Working properties: Figured grain has a tendency to tear out. Tools must be kept very sharp. Reduced cutting angles can help.Strength Properties: Very high bending strength. Resistance to compression parallel to the grain is high. Hardness is rated as medium. It is heavy, and resists denting and marring. Hard Maple can be up to 25 percent harder than Soft Maple.
This solid carbide cutter was sharpened on a diamond wheel to 1500 grit, and can be rotated to give you a fresh edge in only seconds! Use it with the Square Carbide Mini Turning Tool (sold separately) for flat or convex areas on spindles and pen turnings.Technical Details: Ideal for giving you a smooth finish on straight pieces such as pens and other mini turning projects Cutter rotates giving you four fresh edges for maximum life Sharpened on a diamond wheel of up to 1500 grit
This solid carbide cutter was sharpened on a diamond wheel to 1500 grit, and can be rotated to give you a fresh edge in only seconds! Use it with the Full Size Diamond Carbide Turning Tool (49632, sold separately) to get smooth finishes in detailed areas, such as those in spindle turnings!Features:D2 replacement cutter measures approximately 1-1/2" long x 1/2" wide.Ideal for giving you a smooth finish in tight areas, such as the detailed beads and coves in spindle turnings.Cutter rotates, giving you two fresh edges with no need for sharpening.Sharpened on a diamond wheel to 1500 grit.Solid carbide stays sharper for longer, when compared with steel.
This solid carbide cutter was sharpened on a diamond wheel to 1500 grit, and can be rotated to give you a fresh edge in only seconds! Use it with the Full Size Square Carbide Turning Tool (49318, sold separately) to smooth flat or convex surfaces.Features:S2 replacement cutter measures approximately 0.60'' x 0.60''.Ideal for giving you a smooth finish on straight pieces such as pens.Cutter rotates, giving you four fresh edges with no need for sharpening.Sharpened on a diamond wheel to 1500 grit.Solid carbide stays sharper for longer, when compared with steel.
This solid carbide cutter was sharpened on a diamond wheel to 1500 grit, and can be rotated to give you a fresh edge in only seconds! Use it with the Diamond Carbide Mini Turning Tool or the Diamond Carbide Pen Turning Tool (both sold separately) to get smooth finishes in detailed areas, such as those in spindle turnings!Technical Details:Ideal for giving you a smooth finish in tight areas, such as the detailed beads and coves in spindle turnings.Cutter rotates, giving you two fresh edges with no need for sharpening.Sharpened on a diamond wheel to 1500 grit.Solid carbide stays sharper for longer, when compared with steel.
Take a close look at the edge of this carbide insert and you'll realize it's not actually square. Instead, each of its four edges is slightly crowned with a 2" radius. This subtle change makes the cutter excellent for smoothing cuts. No sharpening required — just rotate to a new edge when the previous edge gets dull, and replace the cutter when needed.2" radius for smooth finishing cuts.Solid carbide for a long life.Measures 1/2" x 1/2".Factory sharpened—ready for use right out of the box.Note: this carbide cutter is not compatible with a standard square turning tool. Use it with the handle included with the 3-Piece Carbide Pen Turning Tool Set (47600, sold separately).
Challenge yourself with this fun 11-part, laser-cut Trout Inlay Pen Blank and turn it to size for an incredibly colorful pen! The kit is composed of 11 pieces of dyed and stabilized black ash burl, American Holly, dyed pink curly maple, and curly maple and are inlaid into position to become a seamless part of the finished pen. Designed for Manhattan Chrome, Manhattan Gold, and Elegant Manhattan style pen kits only, sold separately. Assembly requires cyanoacrylate (CA) glue. For best results, use sharp tools.Features:Fits Manhattan Pen Hardware Kits (Sold Separately)Difficulty Level (1 Easy - 5 Hard): 2
This solid carbide cutter was sharpened on a diamond wheel to 1500 grit, and can be rotated to give you a fresh edge in only seconds! Use it with the Round Carbide Mini Turning Tool or the Round Carbide Pen Turning Tool (both sold separately) to get smooth finishes on concave surfaces!Technical Details:Ideal for giving you a smooth finish on curved, concave surfaces and for general turning applications.Cutter rotates, giving you numerous fresh edges with no need for sharpening.Sharpened on a diamond wheel to 1500 grit.Solid carbide stays sharper for longer, when compared with steel.
For wine and winery enthusiasts, the Vineyard Laser-Cut Inlay Pen Kit calls to mind the sweet bouquet of a perfectly aged wine. The flavor is crisp, dry (kiln-dried), delicate and distinctively round, with bold woodsy notes and a sweet finish (finish sold separately). A tasteful gift for wine lovers that nicely complements a bottle of the real thing. Curly maple with inlaid wine bottle, wine glass, grapes and grapevines. Fit the pieces into place like a jigsaw puzzle, then turned to the desired shape. Assembly requires cyanoacrylate (CA) glue. For best results, use sharp tools.Features:Fits Manhattan Pen Hardware Kits (Sold Separately)Difficulty Level (1 Easy - 5 Hard): 2
With the recent introduction of replaceable carbide cutting tips, turning tools have a taken a quantum leap forward. Carbide-tipped turning tools are safer, faster, easier and more efficient than traditional tools, which must be ground and reground to one of dozens of nonstandard profiles. But how do woodturners get the most out of these new tools?"Turning Wood with Carbide Tools" by John English teaches you everything you need to know to make the most of this exciting new technology. The book, the very first to comprehensively discuss carbide-tipped tools for the craft of woodturning, gives readers a sound understanding of the technology of carbide cutters, the various shafts and the function of the handles. It also includes a number of projects that can be completed right away with carbide tools projects that would take years of experience to do with traditional tools. The softcover book is 120 pages long and is illustrated with more than 250 color photos.English has written for Woodworker's Business News and Woodshop News, and he was assistant editor at Today's Woodworker and editor of Woodworker's Journal.
More and more people are discovering the joys of wood turning. And it's no wonder—you don't need a big shop to do it and you get beautiful results fast. This comprehensive guide gathers the best articles on basic techniques for every major turning tool, advice on turning a wide array of furniture parts, plus a host of other projects, including vessels, bowls, platters and more. You'll master spindle and faceplate turning, segmented turning, sharpening and maintaining your tools, and also learn to apply a stunning finish once your projects are turned. Paperback. 168 pages. Contents: Skew-ChiselsScrapersGougesFour-Jaw ChucksSharpening GougesTurning for Non-TurnersLearn to Turn SpindlesDuplicate Spindles by HandTips for Hollowing End GrainGo Beyond the Lathe for Beautiful VesselsFaceplate Turning is FunSecrets of Segmented TurningMaking Split TurningsFixing Turning MistakesColorize Your TurningsFour Finishes for TurningsTurned Drawer PullsAuthentic Shaker KnobsPens Make Great GiftsGet a Handle on Your ChiselsTurn a Hollow VesselTurning Bowls from Green WoodTurning Wooden BoxesA Turned Lid from Contrasting WoodsTurn a Pad-Foot LegBarley-Twist CandlesticksSecret to a Sheraton Leg? Divide and ConquerTurn a Classic Floor LampFine Woodworking Turning Techniques and Projects Preview
Finding a wrench to fit your Nova chuck and inserts can be difficult. This handy all-in-one tool is an economic way to have a dedicated solution in your chuck toolbox. The Nova Spanner has a thin section that fits easily between the chuck and lathe where standard spanners can be too thick to insert properly. The handle has a good length to provide an adequate grip and purchase. The Nova Universal Spanner features over four different specific functions in one handy unit. This inexpensive, handy tool is a logical choice for your chuck toolkit. Over 4 functions in one tool. Fits all Nova chucks for easy, fast loosening and tightening.Makes it easy to unscrew the chuck from the lathe spindle.Spanner is contoured to the chuck body to provide maximum support and no damage to chuck when strong leverage needs to be applied.Fits Nova Ornamental Turner. Handy for mounting and demounting of chuck, and adjustment of stops and fastenings.Fits Nova ER32 Collet System. Hard wearing steel, heat-treated to ensure durability and long life.Functions: C spanner for SuperNova2, G3, MIDI and Titan chucks. Rounded tip sits in corresponding hole or pinion center and arc conforms to chuck perimeter for easy tightening and loosening of chuck. Spanner for all Nova chuck inserts.Spanner for ornamental turner, 1/2" T-slot stops and 5/16" UNC fastenings.C spanner for ER32 collets. Rounded tip sits in corresponding hole on collet and arc forms perfectly around collet perimeter for easy tightening and loosening
Nova Soft Jaws consist of four segments of high-quality soft nylon, which can be cut and customized by the user to their specific requirements. Simply turn them with a scraper to the required dimensions. This allows woodturners to make a special set of non-marring jaws for unique projects. It also allows nearly full diameter contact with the workpiece, since you can turn out to the exact diameter required. Nylon can be turned to shape using standard tools. They can be turned, sawn, drilled or tapped.Because they are made of nylon, they hold most woods without marking. Vibrant red color makes it easy to see profiles. By machining the profile after mounting, you can eliminate any errors that may have added up from mounting the jaws to the chuck, then to the spindle.Maximum contact with workpiece. Near full diameter contact is achievable, since you can turn out to the exact diameter required.Thick jaw body lets user profile any shape they wish, limited only by the fastening heads, which are embedded 22.5mm from the face of the jaws.Outer ring diameter when closed: 120mm (4.7").Thickness: 27mm (1").Tips for customizing the soft jaws:It is recommended to use a scraper that is about 1/2" wide, with an end that is 90° to the side of the scraper. It will cut on both sides and on the end.Recommended bevel angle is about 70 degrees. When scraping nylon, the tool rest must be as close to the work as possible and you must always use a light touch. Run your lathe at a speed between 1700 and 2000 rpm for best cutting.You must take extra care when machining the jaws so as not to hit to hit the screw heads.Features standard on all Nova Jaws:Nova chucks give you the same jaw fixing system and same insert/adaptor system across all chuck models.All accessory jaws in the range will fit all the chucks in the range for optimum flexibility. Some, however, are not recommended. See individual jaws for recommendations. Nova chucks are specially designed so the jaws cut into the wood, grip firmly in the contraction mode and provide high tear out strength.
Use the Nova Acruline 2MT Alignment System to bring the centers of your Nova lathe back into perfect alignment. This is especially useful on lathes with a pivoting headstock, which should be realigned when the headstock is moved back to the inline position. The #2 morse tapers fit most brands, but check the manual for your specific lathe to find the morse taper size. 2MT alignment tool is suitable for all lathes with a #2 morse taper tailstock.Precisely machined from high-grade steel.Fits all Nova lathes.
Simply rotate the precision 360° adjustable blades and read the angle! Make any angle in seconds - no math required! True Angle is essential for installing crown molding and trim, and is the ideal measuring tool for our Compound Miter Jig (#67626). Ideal for Crown Molding!360° adjustable protractor/bevel square has pivoting straight edges so it accurately duplicates or measures any angle with just a turn of the dial.Ideal for measuring, layout or reproducing angles.Locking screw holds angle in position for marking, scribing or measuring.Exact tolerance to 5/1000th of an inch.2" wide.