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Vase Insert Stainless Steel, Large

Vase Insert Stainless Steel

High-quality stainless steel insert for turned vases; easy to care for and rustproof.
€23.80

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Article No. 720538

Bottle Opener Kit »Chrome«

Bottle Opener Kit »Chrome«

For making a bottle opener that opens bottles with a crown cap. For diameter 9 mm.
€4.60

incl. VAT plus shipping costs

Article No. 707753

Clamping Nut for Ring Kit, Ring Size 54

Clamping Nut for Ring Kit

Ring assembly kits can be easily and securely clamped thanks to this clamping nut. A matching clamping size is available for every size of ring. The ring assembly kit is placed on the clamping nut and this is mounted on the lathe with...
variants
€8.70

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Article No. 702390

Clamping Mandrel for Ring Kit

Clamping Mandrel for Ring Kit

Clamping mandrel for mounting ring assembly kits on the lathe with the aid of a clamping chuck or drill chuck. To be used in combination with the matching clamping nut (No. 702390 -96) according to the ring size.
€9.00

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Article No. 702397

Crown Tungsten Extreme Hollowing Tool, Straight

Crown Tungsten Extreme Hollowing Tools

For hollowing out and turning undercuts on vessels. The carbide cutter ensures safe and clean working, even with poor visibility in hollow bodies. Advantages: Safe guidance - ideal for woodturning beginners No adjustment of the cutting...
variants
€58.60

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Article No. 720825

Ballpoint Pen Set Olympia, Gold, 1 Piece

Ballpoint Pen Set Olympia

High-quality ballpoint pen set, made of brass with a break-proof clip. Depending on the model either chromed or with 24 carat gold coating. Refill with tungsten carbide ball, oil-based ink. For 7 mm drill diameter. German and English...
variants
€3.90

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Article No. 730070

Distance Bushings Olympia, 3-Piece Set

Distance Bushings Olympia, 3-Piece Set

Fits ballpoint pen sets Olympia.
€4.70

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Article No. 730072

Ballpoint Pen Set Freya, Gold, 1 Piece

Ballpoint Pen Set Freya

High-quality twist ballpoint pen set made of brass, with break-proof clip. 24K gold coating. Refill with tungsten carbide ball, oil-based ink. For 7 mm drill diameter. German and English instructions available online.
variants
€12.10

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Article No. 730736

Crown Roughing-out Gouge, Oiled Ash Handle, Blade Width 30 mm

Crown Roughing-out Gouges

For removing large amounts of stock during preliminary rounding. Drop-forged, deep fluted blade.
series
 
€55.90

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Article No. 729609

Crown Round Chisel, Ash Handle

Crown Round Chisels

The rounded support edge facilitates finer movements and prevents the cutting edge from becoming embedded.
variants
 
€53.20 €45.90

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Article No. 720320

Hope Pro-Sander Complete Set, 11 Pieces

Hope Pro-Sander Complete Set, 11 Pieces

For safe sanding of deep bowls, large vases and deep contours with a lathe. The fully adjustable angle of the swivelling head allows sanding in hard-to-reach spaces. Easy to use and highly efficient. The velcro system allows quick...
€69.00

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Article No. 707801

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.
variants
€12.90

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Article No. 707167

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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.