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.
This Robert Sorby Micro Turning Set is scaled down in size, but not in quality! Robert Sorby is the world's premier manufacturer of specialist wood working tools with a heritage dating back over two hundred years. Designed for smaller, more delicate work, this set includes a 1/8" gouge, 1/4" gouge, 1/4" skew chisel, 1/4" round-nose scraper, and 1/16" parting tool. HSS blades are 3-1/2" long. Ash handles are 6-1/2" long. Includes sharpening instructions.Technical DetailsThe quality you would expect from Robert SorbyDesigned for smaller, more delicate workHSS blades are 3-1/2" longAsh handles are 6-1/2" longIncludes a 1/8" gouge, 1/4" gouge, 1/4" skew chisel, 1/4" round-nose scraper, and 1/16" parting toolIncludes sharpening instructions
The iVac Pro system eliminates the inconvenience of having to walk across the shop to turn on your dust collection system before operating a power tool. It also eliminates the chance that you will simply forego the dust collector to save a bit of time. Simply turn on your power tool and the Pro Tool Plus sends a wireless signal up to 40' to the Pro Switch (sold separately), which then powers up your dust collection system. Turn off your power tool, and the dust collector powers down. Here's how it works. The Pro Tool Plus is physically secured to the power cord of your power tool, and determines whether the tool is on or off by sensing the magnetic field surrounding the cord. Now plug your dust collection system into a Pro Switch (sold separately). In Auto Mode, when the power tool is turned on, the Tool Plus transmits a digital wireless signal to the Pro Switch instructing it to turn on and apply power to the Dust Collector. You can add a Pro Tool Plus to every tool that you want to have this capability. One Pro Switch can accommodate up to 8 Pro Tools, as long as they are within the 40' radio frequency range. You can even program your Pro Switch to run a little longer than your tool to allow for dust clearance. Get started today by selecting a Pro Switch in 240V or 115V and adding up to 8 Pro Tool Plus units. NOTE: IVac Pro System Boxes are built to handle the amperage advertised, however, both the UL (American) and CSA (Canadian) safety approval agencies require the boxes to be labeled at 80% of their actual amperage capacity due to the fact that the units have an attached power supply cord. Example - The 115 Volt / 20 Amp box is labeled as only 16 amps, however the box will actually continuously handle 20 amp AC mains. Automatically turns your dust collection system on or offWirelessly connect up to eight iVac Pro Tool Plus units (each sold separately) to an iVac Pro Switch for multi-tool coverageRun two or more power tools at the same time without interference (turning off one tool won't turn your dust collection system off if another tool is still runningTurn on delay helps avoid power surges from dust collector and power tool turning on at the same timeThree-position mode switch: Auto/Off/On40' line-of-sight range between the iVac Pro Switch and iVac Pro Tool Plus
The generous dimensions of these shimmering iridescent blanks make them ideal for our Stainless Steel Ice Cream Scoop Hardware Kit (#34360, sold separately), and our Pizza Cutter Blade Kit (#34913, sold separately). They also make great tool handles and turning stock for other projects wider than a pen blank.Features: Blanks can be finished after turning by sanding to a fine grit and then polishing on a buffing wheel with Corian polish, buffing compound or Hut finishing blocks.