There are wood lathes, then there is the new Powermatic® 4224B, Woodcraft Item #854112, which expands the boundaries of what a lathe can be. Tool Times, Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor (Tim Allen) would definitely grunt, “Arr Arr Arr” over this most capable, rugged, innovative lathe. “This newest member of our industry-leading line of lathes provides a tremendous range of woodturning possibilities” said Joan Duvall, Director of Product Development for Walter Meier. Powermatic is rolling out their new lathe by having nationally renown woodturner, Nick Cook demonstrate the capabilities of the 4224B lathe at some Woodcraft stores.
What are our ONETIME TOOLS? They’re the tools that our partners at Woodpeckers® plan to run once. Often these are tools we ourselves would like but can’t put in full production. The process is simple; they build a couple, take some pictures and open a 10-20 day window for others to jump on the production run. Once they know how many to make, they get them done and move on to something else.
By buying a One Time Tool®, you will own a limited run precisely machined tool that will make you the envy of all your woodworking friends and you have a tool that will be used for generations. These tools are proudly made in the U.S.A.
Spray finishing and painting is sometimes one of those projects you enter with good intentions. Well now you can turn those intentions into finished professional results that you won’t believe! Just load your favorite paint, stain or finish can to the Gemini bucket or by using the quart cup container, you’ll be off and spraying, it’s that easy! The NEW Gemini by Earlex will make you want to get into those projects you’ve been dreading.
The new TSC 55 Cordless Track Saw builds on years of system innovation to deliver the most versatile, precise cutting system available, allowing you to cut the cord and go wherever the work takes you. Powered by two 18V, 5.2 Ah batteries, the TSC 55 can zip through over 320’ (100 meters) of sheet goods on a single charge and still deliver all the benefits you’ve come to expect from the Festool Track Saw System. Two of the most amazing things about this saw you’re going to love, are the power and the 90% saw dust collection.
What’s cool about this product is having the thread identifiers on a handy strong, yet flexible single lanyard for each Metric and Inch sizes. Hang it on your peg board hook, drawer handle, cabinet handle, or tack it with a nail on a wood board anywhere in your shop. Stop the guess work when matching up nut and bolt sizes. Available in separate Inch (Woodcraft item #158931) and Metric (Woodcraft item #158932) versions or together in one Set (Woodcraft item #158933). Click on the photo for additional information.
For a caul to work properly, and evenly distribute clamping pressure, the caul’s curve must be “perfect”. If you are like most woodworkers and have had less than satisfactory results when using homemade cauls, it is most likely due to a less than perfect curve. Using modern CNC (Computer Numerical Control) technology, and several years of wood research, Bowclamp® developed a process that creates a true curve on quartersawn hard maple blanks to ensure perfectly even distribution of clamping pressure across a clamped surface.
With holiday gift giving in full swing, Tommy MacDonald, host of the national public television series Rough Cut – Woodworking with Tommy Mac, shares his view of ideal gifts for the woodworking friends and family on your list. Rough Cut is produced by WGBH Boston.
Scott Phillips has gone shopping at Woodcraft, and the co-host of The American Woodshop on PBS found lots of Christmas gift ideas for the woodworkers and DIYers. A few of the products in the “Phillips Collection” are mentioned here priced between $10 to $150. So for great gifts and stocking stuffers, Woodcraft Santa has got you covered this holiday and Christmas season.