Woodturning Tools Available From Learning Turning
|New! KC Pistol-Grip Chatter Tool|
|I have been using chatter tools for nearly thirty years to do fine, controlled chatterwork on box inlays. The first chatter tool I acquired was similar to this pistol-grip design. Unfortunately, this type of chatter tool has not been available commercially since the mid-to-early 1990’s. In my demonstrations I have regularly had people ask me where they can buy one. After years of telling folks that the tools are not available, I finally decided to make them myself. |
The KC Pistol-Grip Chatter Tool offers several advantages over other chatter tools. The three most important are:
1--The bend allows a more comfortable angle for using the tool.
2--The shaft that rides on the toolrest is completely smooth with no interruptions to interfere with the travel of the tool along the toolrest.
3--The 3/4" solid steel shaft his heavy enough to be stable, making the tool easier to control during the cut.
The tool comes with a round-nose blade and a diamond-point blade that I have ground and honed by hand and that are ready to use. A hex wrench is included.
The cost for the tool with the two blades and wrench is $49.95. Additional blades are also available separately for $7.49.
|KC Pistol-Grip Chatter Tool|
|KC Chatter Tool Blade Only|
|KC Wire Burners|
|Wire burn tools are used to add detail to woodturnings by creating a crisp black line. Wire burn lines can be used to define beads and other details, or used to add decoration to straight cylindrical sections of turnings.|
KC Wire Burners are made from high quality musical instrument wire and feature color-coded wooden balls as handles to help you quickly identify the thickness of the wire and to ensure safe operation.
When wire burning on a straight cylinder, first scribe a line to be burned by using a skew or diamond point tool to make a very small vee groove. This will keep the wire from "skating" along the surface. While holding a handle in each hand, put tension on the wire and with moderate pressure hold the wire against the rotating turning until enough friction is generated to cause the wire to burn the wood. Usually a small amount of smoke is produced. Buff the surface with steel wool and apply finish.
|Pen Burners - 6" Long|
|This set includes three diameters of tools for creating fine wire burn details on pens and other small diameter turnings. The handles are color coded for easy identification: .016" natural, .020" red, .026" blue.|
|Spindle Burners - 9" Long|
|This set includes three diameters of tools for creating fine to bold wire burn details on spindles of various diameters. The handles are color coded for easy identification: .016" natural, .026" blue, .039" black.|
|Bowl Burners - 18" Long|
|This set includes three diameters of tools for creating fine, medium, and bold wire burn details on bowls and other larger diameter turnings. The handles are color coded for easy identification: .016" natural, .033" yellow, .045" green.|
|All Three Sets|
|Get all nine wire burners!|
6" - .016" natural, .020" red, .026" blue
9" - .016" natural, .026" blue, .039" black
18" - .016" natural, .033" yellow, .045" green
|KC Cherry Pickers|
|Use the KC Cherry Pickers to help keep the tips of your CA glue bottles clean and ready to use. Trim the tip of the bottle so that the Cherry Picker slides firmly into place to keep the bottle sealed and protect against spills. Hardened CA glue is easily removed by holding the ball while using pliers to pull excess glue off the stem. Sold in a package of 2.|
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