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Wiha digiMax Digital Calliper

Wiha digiMax Digital Calliper

Swiss-precision digital calliper of high-tech fibre-glass material for all inside, outside and depth measurements. The anti-magnetic material mix does not attract any metal cuttings, which increases measuring accuracy and, thanks to the...
€68.50

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Article No. 717877

LIDREWA Grinder, Steel, Shaft Length 400 mm, 1 Piece

LIDREWA Grinders, Steel

Tried-and-tested grinders made in Germany. Finest grinding quality with high output. The grinders are made of hardened tempering steel or special ceramic. The cramp and grinding rod are made of stainless steel. The cap nut has an...
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€14.90

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Article No. 701837

Centre Finder with Circle

Centre Finder with Circle

Conventional centre markers find the geometric centre of a workpiece; the turned circumference is then aligned with this centre. However, especially with asymmetrical blanks (e.g. green wood blanks), a centre is sought that avoids...
€19.90

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Article No. 702500

Starrett Calliper

Starrett Calliper

This Starrett precision calliper is characterised by its very high accuracy of ± 0.02 mm. The scale is anti-reflective and deep-etched with mm and inch. Stainless steel slider with 0.02 mm vernier and locking screw. Delivered in storage...
€41.90

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Article No. 718858

Distance Bushings Bullet, 2-Piece-Set

Distance Bushings Bullet, 2-Piece-Set

Fits ballpoint pen sets Bullet.
€3.90

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Article No. 730745

€17.80

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Article No. 728963

Quick-Release Chuck ECO with Morse Taper DIN 238, #2 MT

Quick-Release Chucks ECO with Morse Taper DIN 238

Good value for money. Quick-release chuck for craft and hobby use. For use on lathes, power routers and vertical drilling machines. Self-tightening and high-force clamping. No chuck key, tighten and release effortlessly by hand. Jaw...
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€43.50

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Article No. 705658

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€39.40

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Article No. 720321

Crown Mini Turning Tools, Oiled Ash Handle, 5-Piece Set

Crown Mini Turning Tools, Oiled Ash Handle, 5-Piece Set

Two »English-style« spindle gouges, 3 and 6 mm; skew chisel, 6 mm; round nose scraper, 6 mm; parting tool, double bevel, 2.3 mm. In wooden case.
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€129.00

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Article No. 729635

Crown Round Chisel, Cryogenic

Crown Round Chisels

The rounded support edge facilitates finer movements and prevents the cutting edge from becoming embedded.
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€66.40

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Article No. 701987

Profile Gauge with Stainless Steel Pins, Depth 50 mm

Profile Gauge with Stainless Steel Pins

With fine stainless steel pins for particularly accurate results. Needle diameter of 0.75 mm. Specified in millimetre.
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€12.90

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Article No. 707167

Full-Size Easy Finisher

Full-Size Easy Finisher

The replaceable carbide cutters with 93 HRC and meticulously designed blade geometry open up a simple, safe and effective way of turning, unequalled by any other turning tool. The ultra-sharp blades with an extra-long edge life are...
€134.30

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Article No. 702318

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Expert knowledge - Woodturning tools

Woodturning - a handicraft of long-standing tradition newly interpreted

Basically, there are two distinct methods of turning wood: Spindle turning and faceplate turning.

Spindle turning

Here, the wood fibres run parallel to the spindle axis. You clamp the workpiece either with a spur driver and the revolving centre or with a chuck, which, in the case of long workpieces, can also be supported by the revolving centre.

Examples: chair legs, newels, tool handles, vases, tumblers...

Tools:

  • Roughing-out gouges

    A roughing-out gouge is usually required to make edged workpieces round or to remove bulk material.

  • Spindle gouges

    The spindle gouge is an all-purpose tool for cutting profiles, recesses, fillets, V slots and curvatures, which can also give you a high surface quality.

  • Chisels

    For smoothing straight, curved, hollow and slightly profiled surfaces and for cutting narrow profiles and notches.

  • Parting tools

    As the name implies, parting tools are used for cutting off (parting) finished work. Primary uses also include working on or backcutting end grain in spindle turning, and cutting grooves.

  • Hook tools

    The hook is a versatile tool for hollowing out workpieces. Thanks to the complex blade geometry, it is equally suitable for bulk wood removal and finishing end grain.

  • Ring tool

    Like the hook, the ring tool is used for cutting end grain on tumblers and vases. If used correctly, you can achieve fine surfaces with it.

  • Hollowers

    Most hollowers are cranked and thus suitable for hollowing end grain in vessels with narrow openings.

Faceplate turning

The wood fibres run perpendicular to the spindle axis, which means you have to work on cross-grain twice per revolution. Workpieces that are turned across the grain can be clamped in chucks, on faceplates or screw chucks. They are rarely supported by the tailstock because it would be obstructive and the mostly short pieces do not require support. With heavy workpieces, however, tailstock support is recommended at the beginning.

Examples: bowls, boxes, plates...

Tools:

Tools for faceplate turning are somewhat more solid than tools for spindle turning to accommodate the forces during cutting.

  • Bowl gouge

    Used in a similar way to the spindle gouge, you can use the bowl gouge to work on the inside and outside of bowls and hollow workpieces.

  • Scrapers

    Scrapers are preferred for finishing surfaces because they allow the best surface quality. But this is not their only use – they are also suitable for creating profile edges.

    Some faceplate turning tools can also be used for spindle turning and vice versa. However, this should be left to the experienced turner because it requires mastering the correct techniques. Some tools are only suitable for one purpose.

Quality requirements

Decisive for pleasure in turning is the quality of the blades. The steels must be heat-resistant in order to prevent the softening of the cutting edges. The HSS steels, which comprise most of our blades, are stable and extremely wear-resistant up to 570°C. Still harder and more abrasion-resistant is PM steel, manufactured by powder metallurgical methods. The vesilience behaviour is also very important: Strong handles of dense wood dampen vibrations and contribute to better results.

Sharpening and maintenance

Because of the hard steels, we recommend bulk material removal on a normal bench grinder using a sharpening jig, e.g. Tormek® BGM 100 or Wolverine Sharpening System.

For honing, you can use the Tormek® Wet Grinder, multiform stones, and for quick intermediate sharpening our products from DMT.