As a full time professional woodturner selling through craft fairs, plus private and trade commission work, all running alongside private courses and Hertford Regional Educational Authority evening class contracts all my machinery, tools and materials come to me through trade suppliers at bulk rates but my overheads are of necessity low. At modest mark-ups I can thus sell all the stuff I use, well below high street retail prices or even Internet prices where you are buying just the one, plus if you call you can be sure to get exactly what you want and have no shipping/handling charges. However don’t just turn up, as a sole trader I am often out or busy with a course client. There is no shop as such, I cannot afford business rates on such a facility nor staff to occupy it so you call by arrangement as a private visitor.
Geof’s screw chuck £20 (3/4” x 16tpi) £20 (1” x 8) Own design for rigidity.
Geof’s small screw chuck £15 (3/4” x 16tpi) Hide your mount!
Addis 3/4” Roughing gouge £24 (inc handle) (These are the tools I use teaching)
Addis Spindle gouge £12 (inc handle) (These are the tools I use teaching)
Addis 1/2” scraper £13 (inc handle) (These are the tools I use teaching)
Addis Plain parter £12 (inc handle) (These are the tools I use teaching)
Geof’s deep scraper £20 Own design to avoid dig-ins.
Geof’s deep borer £16 (inc handle) Own design, very versatile.
Geof’s thin parter £15 (inc handle) All hard HSS (Eclipse blade)
Geof’s round scraper £20 (no handle) ½” steel body HSS tip
All Robert Sorby tools See Don’s list Sorby list less the VAT.
All Chestnut Products See list List means Don’s list.
Starter set Vitex Abrasives £6.50 (4x 1/2M) Twice the price five times life.
Sanding sealer £2 Cellulose pre-diluted Starter jar 200ml (ready to use)
Friction polish £3 Chestnut Starter jar 200ml (ready to use)
Standard thinners £1 for cellulose .Starter jar 200ml
Brushes metal handle round £1 For fitting in jar lid.
Carnauba Wax £1 Hard yellow, Geof’s sticks no added polimers.
Handle kits £1 (medium) White Ash, Alloy ferule and Chrome end cap.
Safety over-glasses £2.50 “Bullet proof”
Respirator dust masks £1.50 10x Occupational exposure limit
Paraffin wax (end seal) £3.00 (per Kg) For melting and dipping ends.
Diamond dressers £8 Safely resurface your grinding wheels
Diamond Hones small set £5 large set £8 same as “Screwfix’s” but cheaper
Tailstock chucks 1MT £10 (13mm) Amazing value.
Live Centres Twin race pro version 1MT £20 Amazing value
Everything in the Draper catalogue is available through me at a nominal 30% discount from list, except stuff I sell a lot of, where I then get bulk dealer rate and prices can go down to 40% off list. Draper special clearance lines are often available at around half list price or better but grab these as you see them, they are usually one-off opportunities. The deal is, you order it one week and pick it up the next (except Xmas when Draper gets swamped) I don’t hold big stocks so I can work on a very small margin. This does not affect your statutory rights, Draper are very good on warranty and where necessary (happily not often) I can get replacement parts by return.
JILL PIERS WOODTURNING SUPPLIES
Everything in Donald’s catalogue is available through me at Don’s prices. He discounts as Distributor and splits his margin with me. If you’ve got the time, his workshop is well worth a visit otherwise give me a week and I’ll get it for you.
Their top selling line is the GRIP-A-DISC and its now being widely exported. I have been deeply involved with its development since Len died and Donald and I have experimented a lot with the bonding. Now to get the glue to let go you have to abuse the abrasive so much you destroy the face of the pad first. Thanks to Len’s original breakthrough design however even when you do this the expensive Velcro hook face survives to take a fresh disc.