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Kelton Standard Mcnaughton System

Item #127676 Kelton
$399.99 Sale! $339.99
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3.5

(6 reviews)

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Product Information:

Have you ever looked at the pile of wood shavings on the floor after turning a bowl from an expensive, highly figured burl and wished you could pick that wasted money up and turn it into another valuable turning? If you have, then the McNaughton System is the answer you've been looking for. This tool won't put the shavings back together again, it just avoids creating them in the first place! Using the McNaughton System you're able to make several bowls from one blank (green or dry) by actually removing bowl blanks from the center of the main blank with each bowl you turn. Not only do you save money, but you also save time since the resulting blank is already roughed out into a bowl shape. The Standard System contains three curved D2 HSS blades for cutting bowls with diameters from 4" to 14", one straight blade for basic coring, a handle, and special 1" diameter tool post. This tool post is specially designed to not only guide the curved tools through the blank, but it also holds the tool in the proper upright position and protects against dangerous catches.


  • Bowl turning system
  • Make several bowls from one blank
  • Multiple tools for different dimension bowls
  • Specially designed tool post
  • Protects against dangerous catches
  • California Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 information.

     
     

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    3.3

    (based on 6 reviews)

    67%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Well built / quality (4)
    • Effective (2)

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small projects (2)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional (3), Avid do-it-yourselfer (2)
    • Primary Use:
    • Business (4), Personal (2)

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    4.0

    great system

    By  dave

    from iowa

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Strong
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Projects

    Comments about Kelton Standard Mcnaughton System :

    I would like an email on Sharpening for the Mcnaughten system, Please

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    • Personal
     
    4.0

    not the easiest thing to use

    By  Bob

    from Texas Panhandle

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Strong

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about Kelton Standard Mcnaughton System :

    I am waiting on the DVD before I make any further evaluations. I knowked a large billit of wood of an expanding 4 jaw chuck the first time I tried to use it. fIn the future I will certainly screw the billit to a face plate with no less than 8 screws.

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    • Business
     
    1.0

    Poor Instructions

    By  Larry

    from Grant, FL

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    Cons

    • Not good instructions

    Best Uses

    Comments about Kelton Standard Mcnaughton System :

    I suppose they are trying to sell you an instructional video because the instructions have no illustrations which show the tool in action or how to set up the cut. I suspect i will figure it out eventually but why should i have to learn on my own. If i buy a tool i should get a decent set of instructions. I can't rate the tool itself until i learn how to use it and i don't want to waste wood doing it.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Excellent tool!

    By  Turning Gal

    from Virginia

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Strong
    • Well designed
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Kelton Standard Mcnaughton System :

    I notice the pictures Woodcraft is showing are of the older system, not the new M8 system. I bought the Standard M8 in October last year and love it. I subsequently purchased the small and mini blade sets as well. I feel that this system provides much more flexibility in determining what shape cores you want to take than any other coring system out there. You can core standard bowl shapes - deep to shallow - or vase shaped cores and just about anything in between. The blades are made to bend rather than break so if one should get bent, it is easy to reshape it. In fact Mike Hosaluk routinely sticks the blades between the ways of his lathe and bends them to his preferred shape for what he is doing! The new system also includes a small hollowing gate that fits in the turret. There is a bit of a learning curve as opposed to some of the less flexible systems out there but the set does come with about 14 pages of information and instructions. If that is not enough, Mike Mahoney has an excellent DVD out on using the system. (Look for the second edition) The key is not to try and force or guide the blade...just let the tool do it's work. With a little practice it will become second nature. I wouldn't trade my coring system for anything!

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    • Business
     
    1.0

    lots of hype, poor quality

    By  Si Tu Me Dices Ven

    from Laredo, Texas

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • It's famous

    Cons

    • Flimsy Construction
    • Instructn almost useless
    • Not Effective

    Best Uses

    Comments about Kelton Standard Mcnaughton System :

    Was the Mcnaughton better prevously? I found the small tool of the standard set had bulges I had to grind off. It still had major sliding problems. The tiny support between posts 2 and 3 fell off. Maybe it was superglued? The instructions had no useful diagrams or fotos of actual in-use, nor of how to set up. The "T" support, I assume is for micro tool support. It was not even mentioned in instructions. For what is given to get it, not even a good set of instructions? I think I was had and the manufacturer is laughing all the way to the bank. I will stay with the invention, though, modifying it, til it's right. Good Idea, poor engineering on the fit and finish end, and poor construction / materials. Nice handle!

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    • Business
     
    5.0

    MUCH EASIER TO USE THAN FIRST MODEL

    By  DBWOODTURNING

    from Troy MO

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Strong

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about Kelton Standard Mcnaughton System :

    I bought one of their first models many years ago but the holder was getting wore out and not safe to use. I even bent one of the blades when I had a catch. The sturdiness of the post and holder is greatly improved. I have more control and coring bowls goes easier and faster than before not to mention safer.

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    • Business

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