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Variable Length Mini/Midi Lathe Stand

Added June 20, 2019 by Jessica

GREAT stand! Now I can work outside too.

"Wasn't too hard to assemble if you can follow the image, no other instructions. I referred to the color picture too. Make sure you have a ratchet wrench. I added casters with locking wheels and vibration is not a problem. They should tell you to put the bottom shelf in first, because I had to take a leg off to get it in (the stand legs slope down). So, finish the shelf before you put it on too. I ended up not painting it. I did not need to extend it to fit my mini lathe, but had to make wood feet so that I could attach the lathe to the stand... I love it!"

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Benjamins Best 5/8 in. HSS Bowl Gouge

Added May 17, 2019 by Rob

A Great First Bowl Gouge

"This HSS bowl gouge is a good combination of value and quality while I am teaching myself both small bowl turning and lathe tool sharpening. After reshaping the grind using a Rikon low speed grinder and Oneway Wolverine jig with the Var-Grind setup, and some practice on my midi lathe, this tool was pealing away shavings from some green cherry bowl blanks. This is a great first tool to experiment with different grinds, and from what I've seen, it might be plenty good for the long run, especially since I'm very much a hobbyist wood turner!"

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Benjamins Best 1 in. HSS Roughing Gouge

Added May 17, 2019 by Rob

A Great First Roughing Gouge

"My spindle turning is mostly pen blanks on my midi lathe, and this is my first spindle roughing gouge. After touching up the grind with my Rikon low speed grinder and Oneway Wolverine jig, this tool has reduced the time to get my pen blanks round. With a good sharp edge, I have actually been able to complete the blanks to the point of being ready to sand. I'm looking forward to using it on some bigger spindle blanks, too!"

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1/2 in. Drill Chuck #2MT

Added April 9, 2019 by Cecil

Great for drilling pen blanks on the lathe guaranteeing straight holes for the pen tubes.

"Proof in the pudding!"

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Bowl Mounting Pin Set: 3 sets of pins - 8 per set 1/2 in., 3/4 in. and cone shaped pin styles

Added April 5, 2019 by Ronald

"I use them quite frequently with my Penn State Chuck equipped with flat or Jumbo Jaws. When finishing the foot of a vessel, I reverse chuck it. The mounting Pins hold it quite well even if it can't be put between centers. Sometimes, as with a Cookie Jar or Vase, i'll also use my steady rest.That helps to reduce chatter. My first set lasted many years. I expect this set will too. We spend many hours turning our projects. Why ignore the bottom. Reverse chuck it using Penn State mounting pins and make it just as pretty as the rest of it. The 12 inch Segmented Vase below was my first reverse chucked project using Penn State Mounting Pins. Since then, I've turned dozens more."

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Variable Speed Midi Lathe Conversion Kit: for Turncrafter , Jet and Delta Lathes

Added March 10, 2019 by Mike

Variable Speed Lathe Conversion Kit

"I installed this conversion kit on a Jet JML-1014 Mini Lathe. The conversion process went very smoothly. I was able to install the speed control on the headstock end of the lathe by removing the spring loaded door and using the spring knob retainer to hold the controller to the lathe. I left the original switch in place however, it has been disconnected."

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1/2 in. Drill Chuck #2MT

Added February 27, 2019 by Milan

Drill chuck for lathe.

"My first lathe chuck works well. Drilling out cups and goblets is a snap . Saves lots of time"

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1/2 in. Drill Chuck #2MT

Added February 27, 2019 by Milan

Drill chuck for lathe.

"My first lathe chuck works well. Drilling out cups and goblets is a snap . Saves lots of time"

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C Series Alligator Jaws

Added February 8, 2019 by Rich

By Rick

"These jaws are an incredible value. I was always remounting my bowls for clean up and sanding. Very skeptical about using my fingers and tools in close to the original jaws which were very tight. These jaws offer strong holding power AND plenty of room to sand and touch up even in a socket grip."

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C Series Alligator Jaws

Added February 8, 2019 by Rich

By Rick

"These jaws are an incredible value. I was always remounting my bowls for clean up and sanding. Very skeptical about using my fingers and tools in close to the original jaws which were very tight. These jaws offer strong holding power AND plenty of room to sand and touch up even in a socket grip."

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Barracuda3 Micro Lathe Key Chuck System

Added February 6, 2019 by John N Clauson

Watch the screws

"I’ve used this chuck for at least a year now. It works well on my mini and midi lathe. Last night I discovered that the screws will wear out. The tops sheared off them and two jaws came flying off....twice. That’s right, I put them back on and they did it a second time. I will be changing the screws often from now on. By the way, I was working on a small finial not something huge and heavy. With that warning, it is a serviceable little chuck."

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Set of 3 Benjamins Best HSS Captive Ring Tools

Added December 15, 2018 by Edward

“Right out of the box”

"Found these to be just what I needed right out of the box simple learning tools for my skill set only turning about a year! Don’t know why the site keeps turning the photo 90*"

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Benjamins Best HSS Pen Makers Finger Grip Chisel

Added October 27, 2018 by Dennis

The best

"Very nice tool to give your pens some decoration"

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3/4 in. x 10 tpi to 1 in x 8tpi Headstock Spindle Adapter

Added October 26, 2018 by Norman

Highly Recommended

"My adapter was manufactured with precision, with both the female and male threads having no perceivable run out. My lathe chuck mounted and ran very smoothly. I am extremely satisfied with my adapter purchase."

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EZ Glide Pen Turner's 2-Piece Toolrest Set

Added October 15, 2018 by Tim

Very nice tool rests

"These allow the tools to slide very easily while turning. I have big hands so having the deep hollow to ride my finger on works very well for me. The shorter tool rest was a life saver when I was asked to make some snowman Christmas ornaments, it was just the right length to do the job."

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Complete 4pc Precision Sharpening System

Added September 23, 2018 by David F.

Great Quality and easy installation

"I have just recently received my lathe and pen turning equipment. Having reviewed Barry Gross's DVD's on pen turning, I quickly realized I was going to need a grinder and sharpening system for lathe chisels. I purchased a Rikon 8" low speed grinder & stand through another woodworking supplier. Upon receipt of the sharpening system, I quickly realized the stand would be of no use. So I mounted the grinder & sharpening system to a work bench. I have enjoyed woodworking for over 50-yrs which have been limited to flat work. Pen turning will be a new & fun adventure for me. Had no issues with instructions & mounting. Comes with experience. Haven't had the opportunity to sharpen any lathe chisels yet but have used the grinder. I don't for see any problems."

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Complete 4pc Precision Sharpening System

Added September 23, 2018 by David F.

Great Quality and easy installation

"I have just recently received my lathe and pen turning equipment. Having reviewed Barry Gross's DVD's on pen turning, I quickly realized I was going to need a grinder and sharpening system for lathe chisels. I purchased a Rikon 8" low speed grinder & stand through another woodworking supplier. Upon receipt of the sharpening system, I quickly realized the stand would be of no use. So I mounted the grinder & sharpening system to a work bench. I have enjoyed woodworking for over 50-yrs which have been limited to flat work. Pen turning will be a new & fun adventure for me. Had no issues with instructions & mounting. Comes with experience. Haven't had the opportunity to sharpen any lathe chisels yet but have used the grinder. I don't for see any problems."

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Benjamins Best 3/8 in. HSS Bowl Gouge

Added September 20, 2018 by Milan

Bowl gouge.

"Great addition to my turning tools."

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Benjamins Best 3/8 in. HSS Bowl Gouge

Added September 20, 2018 by Milan

Bowl gouge.

"Great addition to my turning tools."

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Set of 3 Benjamins Best HSS Captive Ring Tools

Added September 17, 2018 by April

Makes captive rings easy

"After trying to make captive rings with a small skew chisel, I decided to get these tools. The price was good and the tools are great. I have used 2 of the 3 and both worked great. Definitely makes captive rings easy and they are still sharp."

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6 in. Steel Lathe Faceplate: 1 in. x 8 tpi

Added September 17, 2018 by Robert

Wood Lathe

"The wood lathe faceplate is great just haven't tried it yet. I would like an explanation as to why you would send a faceplate with a 1 inch tpi and a chuck with a 1 1/4 thread. Then I had to send for an adapter to make the chuck work!!!!"

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6 in. Steel Lathe Faceplate: 1 in. x 8 tpi

Added September 17, 2018 by Robert

Wood Lathe

"The wood lathe faceplate is great just haven't tried it yet. I would like an explanation as to why you would send a faceplate with a 1 inch tpi and a chuck with a 1 1/4 thread. Then I had to send for an adapter to make the chuck work!!!!"

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Barracuda4 Lathe Chuck System

Added September 2, 2018 by Joe B

Great Deal

"At this price this beats any other chuck I have found. It is a beast and a bargain. Just Price a Oneway or Nova with the same sets of jaws added on. As far as not being able to reverse this chuck, I tap a hole on each side of the adapter collar and use loctite when I install it on the chuck. I have used this method on the two barracuda chucks I own with no problems."

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Utility Grip 4 Jaw Chrome Lathe Chuck System: includes 2 sets of jaws and FREE 8 in. Jumbo Flat Jaws

Added August 20, 2018 by Chris

Excellent value

"I needed this for so many reasons, mainly for bowl turning. It's heavy duty, adjusts easily and has beautiful finish. The extending jaws are total bonus and have proved very useful. I am more than pleased and heartily recommend getting one."

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