Archives for March 2016

Variable speed wood lathe

The variable speed Maxi-lathe VF wood lathe from General International features quick lock control levers that easily position tool-rest while stable cast-iron frame, head and tailstock reduce chatter and vibration for smoother turning. There is a maximum distance of 17 in. between centres. The three variable speed ranges are 200 to 900, 350 to 1600 and 700 to 3500 rpm. Positive indexing is in 15° increments […]

Clamp for gluing panels

When used in conjunction with bar clamps, Larry’s Clamp helps to flatten boards when making glued up panels. Using two hands to hold and operate this air operated unit, fingers are safely out of the way when activating the clamp. Five hundred pounds of pressure ensures flat and even panels. Units are available in 18, […]

Sharpening kit for turners and carvers

DMT Diamond Machining Technology has announced its new Sharpener Kit for Turners and Carvers. Driven by customer demand, the kit provides craftspeople with a practical and convenient combination of diamond sharpening products for curved and small edges. The kit for comes in a carrying pouch that can be hung from a peg board or folded for drawer storage, and features four continuous diamond surface sharpening products in […]

Clamps apply even, non-marring pressure

Rockler Woodworking and Hardware has introduced two new sizes of its Bandy Clamp work accessory. Large Bandy Clamps feature a jaw opening that will fit the edge of standard 2x lumber (2x4s, 2x6s, etc.), which makes them useful for edging thick tabletops, countertops and other projects involving thick stock, the company says. Small Bandy Clamps […]

Manufacturing seminar demos latest technology

Stiles Machinery Inc. of Grand Rapids, Mich., reports that more than 150 woodworkers attended its Manufacturing Solutions seminar on February 24 & 25, taking part in educational sessions, live machinery demonstrations and networking events designed towards helping customers stay competitive and profitable. The seminar, the first of three planned for 2016, was held at the […]