Learn how to craft an elaborate cane, simple staff, or sleek walking stick with this inspiring walk through the world of walking sticks. The book is packed with valuable advice, information and step-by-step instructions. Learn what woods, hardware and tools to choose and how to perform basic construction, decorative and finishing techniques. See some stunning examples of famous canes by noted artists and wood turners, and choose from the many projects to suit every level and skill. 140 pages.Make Your Own Walking Sticks: How to Craft Canes and Staffs from Rustic to Fancy, by Charles Self, provides a panoramic view of the world of walking sticks and how to create them, including:A fascinating, colorful photo gallery of famous canes and walking sticks by noted artists and wood turners from the collection of Albert LeCoff, founder of the Wood Turning Center in Philadelphia.An expansive stickmaker's guide to selecting woods for projects.A description of adhesives, hardware and fasteners.Advice on types of tools and finishes to use.Decorative patterns for carving sticks, canes and staffs.15 different plans for crafting walking sticks, canes and staffs.
The Sorby ProEdge Plus does just what its name implies - puts a consistent, professional-quality edge on almost any hand tool, whether a turning tool, chisel, plane blade or knife. And don't be fooled by its compact size - weighing in at over 30 lbs, with a 1/4" steel plate, this is a true industrial-quality sharpener. The patented angle setter ensures that the most popular bevel angles can be set time after time, and the thick steel backing plate ensures a dead flat sharpening surface. The abrasive belts can be quickly changed for anything from rough sharpening to fine honing, and because the grit can be chosen for the quickest possible sharpening, there is far less risk of overheating your tools and damaging the steel. The ProEdge Plus includes a skew jig, a gouge jig, fingernail profiler and three different belts.Technical Details:Fixed detents for the most popular bevel angles: 90°, 80°, 60°, 45°, 35°, 30°, 25°, 20°, 15°.User can easily bypass the presets and set a custom angle.Sharpening is extremely rapid, so there is no fear of over-heating and consequently damaging your tools.Sharpening surface can be easily tilted back at any angle for maximum user comfort.No complex assembly required; the ProEdge is ready to use right out of the box.The ProEdge is a compact, well-engineered unit that can be located anywhere in the workshop.Use ProEdge aluminum oxide sharpening belts for bench and carving chisels, knives and plane irons.Use ProEdge zirconium sharpening belts for HSS turning tools, drill bits and router bits.Use ProEdge ceramic sharpening belts for rapid, heavy-duty sharpening.1/2 hp (375w) motor.700 ft (220m) per minute belt speed.To make sharpening even more accurate, the ProEdge Plus (26342) includes these accessories:A skew jig to give the correct presentation angle for turners' skew chisels.A gouge jig in the format of a V-block to prevent pivoting when sharpening a turners' gouge. This also works as a square jig for presenting square tools at 90 degrees to the sharpening belt. A fingernail profiler to create swept back wings on a turners' gouge.
Designed for use with the Robert Sorby Sovereign Turning Handles (e.g. 44540, sold separately), this counterweight helps improve the balance of your tool when very large chisels are installed in the handle. The counterweight installs inside the Sovereign handle, opposite the cutting end - simply unscrew the end cap and thread the counterweight into the inside of the end cap.Technical Details:Heavy steel provides balances your turning tool when using large chisels.Extra weight also helps dampen vibration.Flat area allows you to secure the counterweight with a wrench.Product weighs approximately 10 oz.
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 Round Carbide Turning Tool (48723, sold separately) to get smooth finishes on curved, concave surfaces.Features:R2 replacement cutter measures approximately 0.60'' in diameter.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.