Full-Size Easy Finisher
The beauty of these revolutionary new turning tools is not really the hefty, 15" brightly finished maple handles, but the uniquely designed carbide cutters. Say goodbye to sharpening as these...
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• Features a round carbide cutter for inside work on smaller bowls
• Cutting coves on spindle work.
• Uniquely designed carbide cutters
• Easy grip handle
Articles & Blogs
The American Woodshop with Scott Phillips begins it’s 18th season on PBS starting on Monday, August 29th, 2011. This year’s 13 episodes entitled “Weekenders,” focus on woodworking projects to augment the home. While discovering and using new tools to become a more proficient woodworker, you should be able to finish each of these projects in one weekend.
Woodcraft’s Inferno acrylic and Tru-Stone turned pens are hot off the lathe and are shown below with the Wall Street II Pen Kits. Pen kits and pen blanks are offered in hundreds of choices and styles. In addition to the acrylic pen blanks, we also offer pen blanks in domestic wood, exotic wood, metal, poly resin, inlay, coffee bean, circuit board, deer antler, and many other unique blank choices.
This project was my first experience in turning these Travel Mugs offered in a kit by Woodcraft. This is a relatively new kit with a screw top lid. In our online ad, it states, “Create a custom travel mug using your favorite wood or mixed media to produce a one-of-a-kind dramatic effect. You can either turn the outer liner using a stave configuration or simply use solid wood blocks. Although this kit is for an experienced turner, you will find that the hollowing techniques are easy to execute, and the results are nothing short of amazing.
The American Association of Woodturners (AAW) held its 26th annual International Symposium in California’s Silicon Valley this past June at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center.
With over 14,500 members, this international nonprofit organization is dedicated to the advancement of excellence in woodturning with the mission of providing education, inspiration, information, and organization to those interested in the art of traditional woodturning. This show provides the opportunity to learn new techniques, improve skills, and share the knowledge of woodturning.
Woodcraft is celebrating a milestone – customers and employees have turned over 100,000 wood pens since the Turn for Troops National Turn-a-Thon began 10 years ago. In addition, four Woodcraft stores set records this year for their 10-year pen turning efforts.
Did you ever start a hobby and loved it so much that you knew you would never quit doing it no matter what? Well Michael Smith is such a guy and his hobby is, you guessed it…woodworking! Now Mike is not your average woodworker. He is hooked on woodturning and turns by feeling.
The wood curls were flying at The Woodworking Show in Columbus, Ohio. The Woodworking Shows have established a devoted following by providing woodworkers with an outlet for their passion through tools, education and a unique sense of community by hosting hands-on trade shows for woodworkers across the United States.
This thing ROCKS!
Turning lots of bowls for charity. This thing ROCKS!
I was hoping this would give me a smooth finish. It doesn't, or if it does, I haven't figured it out. I'll keep it for hogging out lots of wood but when it's time for finishing, I will go back to traditional tools.
Fast and easy to use. Highly recommend
Works great on large and small items. A pleasure to use.
I have the complete line !!
I hate to spend time sharpening tools. These tools are great.
solution to the scaries
just follow simple instructions, and voila!
I am just starting turning. I have done 4 bowls and attempted 3 goblets. Catches have destroyed all goblets. With this tool it was a easy quick turn and a perfectly turned goblet. No catches and easy work on cross grain. Far less sanding on this project. A truly great tool.
This is a heavy duty tool that is made to cut wood. The handle is long enough to balance out the tool. Is very sharp and does not dull like the other tools.
Ci0 Easy Finisher
Absolutely amazing to watch this thing cut! Used it on wenge after ruining 3 blanks due to catching and breakage, turned a beautiful bowl. Just be careful, blade is sharp. Don't ask me how I know:)
Worked ok on a bowl.
* Price of tool. ** Price of cutter. * Hard cutter may chip easily if not cared for. * Disposable cutter VS simply honing HSS tool. ****Very few "catches" in inside bowl turning. ****Finishing bowl interior slight better than HSS *** Handle length may interfere with some lathe tailstocks. * Round cutter produced inconsistent and very undesirable machining rings or marks on spindles on a spindle despite numerous techniques.
I use this tool for hollowing the interior of bowls and for some spindle work. It's so easy to use, it feels like you're cheating.
Limited use so far but I have found it excellent and look forward to using it more. It was easy to use successfully without catches immediately. I'm sure with more use it will become more effective.
The quality of cut is great, I find myself using this tool in more situations. I started out using it on bowls but have also used it in spindle turing. The only downside is that the replacement cutters are expensive.
This tool is awsome
I love this tool!! I have used it over and over to hollow out bowl interiors and it doesn't catch. You end up with a decent interior surface which needs light sanding to get to the finishing stage. The cutting wheels are a little pricey but you can rotate the wheel a few times to prolong the life of the blade.
Love this tool!
Works very well for hollowing out bowls and other vessels. Hard to get a catch with the round cutting edge. The only draw back is the cutting blades are expensive.