It is with excitement and gratitude that Branches To Bowls Ltd is able to offer you, Carter & Son Toolworks,an exceptional collection of premium woodturning tools.
All of the design work, machining and sharpening of each tool is hand-made by turners for turners in their Seattle factory. Each tool is individually machined from M42 high speed steel, the premium steel for turning wood. It hones to a fine, sharp edge and retains that edge due to the 10% Cobalt content. These tools come to you hand sharpened to a razor-sharp finish ready to use right out of the package. Each patented Aircraft grade aluminum handle is interchangeable with every tool, using the various adapters as required, allowing you to own a greater range of tools at a lower cost.
Every tool has a round tang fitting into the handle, reducing chatter, givinga tighter fit and a stronger tool. The 2 set screws in the handle seat on the machined surface of the round tang giving you a solid, positive connection.
You will find Carter & Son Tools to be a joy to use for many years to come. I invite you to try one and be amazed at the way thesepremium woodturning tools will make your turning that much more enjoyable.
The Vicmarc VL300 is the best wood lathe I’ve used. The rest assembly is easy to move using one hand, the rest height easy to adjust. And Vicmarc chucks are second to none. Richard Raffan
A few weeks after ordering I was eager to unpack my new Vicmarc VL150 and bolt it on the base waiting in position. The cast iron housing and the quality of the overall manufacturing provides the feel and behavior very much like a solid stand large lathe for projects less than 12”. Additionally, the VL150 comes with the advantages of a small lathe - tools and accessories can be in close range and operation from the tail stock end is easy, no need moving the assembly and head stock or even mounting the lathe bed. Also, tail stock removal is fast does not require significant strength. Electronic RPM control and the VL150 power at very low RPM's allow tuning operation at optimum speed for high quality turning projects. I like that ‘reverse turning’ requires override and is reset to normal direction afterwards. In the heat of the moment one is prone to forgetting with unwanted things going to happen. Turns out I tend to use the Vicmarc VL150 for most projects, unless the diameter or size requires me to use my large lathe. Fortunately, compatibility with its 1” tool rest diameter and #2 Morse taper tools swap with a large lathe is easy without new inventory. Well worth waiting for the shipment from Australia. Kai Muenzer
Machined from aircraft grade aluminum, our handles reduce chatter and are designed for maneuverability and comfort. Patented: D700498 S
12” x 3/4” Handle: $101.24
16” x 3/4” Handle: $107.99