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.
A complete set of bushings for the Pill Holder Hardware Kit. These bushings are precisely machined to match the diameters of the pill holder blank, allowing you to achieve smooth, perfectly flush seams. Simply turn your blank to match the bushing diameters, leaving a bit of extra material to allow for sanding.Technical Details:The Pill Holder Bushing Set is made of steel-hard enough for excellent durability, yet soft enough to prevent damage to your turning tools.2-piece bushing setBushings are designed to work with the Pill Holder Hardware Kit (#28638, sold separately).Fits Mandrel A (#43537, sold separately).Tip: when turning light-colored woods, apply a bit of CA glue to the bushings to prevent metal dust from migrating onto the turning blank.
This tool combines all of the turner's most commonly used gauges into one efficient device. It includes a dovetail gauge, diameter gauge, center finder, dowel gauge, angle checker, dovetail marking tool, ruler, protractor and faceplate marking tool. With over 10 functions, you'll work faster and have less clutter around your lathe. Made from heavy-duty polycarbonate. Dovetail Gauge: A fast and easy way to create and check a dovetail recess. Perfect companion for your NOVA chuck.Diameter Gauge: Effortlessly determine the different diameter size of a workpiece. Ideal for cutting beads.Center Finder: Simple and accurate way of finding the center of your workpiece.Dowel Gauge: Doweling can turn dicey when the dowels don't measure up! This gauge helps.Bowl Chisel Gauge: Handy tool checks different angles for bowl chisels.Angle Checker: Checks cutting angles of chisels, knives, blades and scissors with eight commonly used angles.Also features a furniture dovetail marking tool, ruler, protractor and faceplate marking out tool.The only gauge available for Nova chuck jaw dovetail measurements.
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