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.
The INCRA Jig Project & Techniques Book has 14 original projects and 11 techniques that will turn any woodworker into a real INCRA pro.By Perry McDaniel. The definitive work on using INCRA Tools. This 148 page book contains detailed plans with over 400 illustrations and photos to build 14 of Perry McDaniel's intriguing original projects. Also included are 11 Techniques sections that will turn any woodworker into a real INCRA pro, plus complete instructions for making four exclusive new INCRA joints. As an added bonus, FREE templates for making the spectacular INCRA Double-Double Through Dovetail and INCRA Cornerpost Eagletail are included.148 pages, spiral bound soft cover.
This is a complete set of pen bushings for the Steelman Pen Hardware Kits (e.g. 49501, sold separately). The bushings are precisely machined to match the diameters of your pen blanks, allowing you to achieve the smooth, perfectly flush seams so valued in a top quality hand-turned pen. Simply turn your pen blanks to match the bushing diameters, leaving a bit of extra material to allow for sanding. The Steelman Bushing Set is made of steel - hard enough for excellent durability, yet soft enough to prevent damage to your turning tools.2-piece bushing set.Bushings are designed to work with Steelman Pen Hardware Kits (e.g. 49501, sold separately).
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