Woodturner’s Supplies

I stock a range of woodturner’s supplies and sundries including abrasives and finishes. All of the items shown here are items tried, tested and used by myself in the workshop. I don’t sell any products that I wouldn’t recommend or use myself.

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For information regarding placing orders please feel free to contact me. Certain items can be sent worldwide, but please email these to me to discuss shipping charges as I am based in the UK and this website is set up for domestic UK transactions only.

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Finishes

I use Chestnut or Treatex finishes in my workshop, depending on the end-use. Both manufacturers produce the finest quality finishes and come highly recommended.

 

Treatex Hardwax OilTreatex Hardwax Oil – £8.00

Container size

A natural blend of oils and waxes which produces a hard-wearing satin finish. Certified as food and toy safe. Easy to apply and my personal favourite finish. The exclusive 200ml bottle is ideal for small users like woodturners, the 1-litre tin is perfect for larger areas such as kitchen worktops. I use the dome buffing brush to bring it to a deeper, more lustrous finish.

Available for worldwide shipping, please email for details.

 

Acrylic spray lacquerAcrylic Lacquer – £7.50

Select sheen level

When I don’t want an oil finish I turn to one of these fantastic lacquers. Available in gloss or satin, they are easy to apply and leave a very hard-wearing and attractive finish. I like to apply three coats, rubbing back with a Nyweb pad before the final coat. 400ml aerosol, ideal for use with the AeroGun.

 

Acrylic Sanding SealerAcrylic Sanding Sealer – £7.50

An ideal base for the acrylic lacquers and also a great way to deal with grain issues in bowl turning. Apply liberally to rough areas and re-turn with a sharp gouge and tear out will be greatly reduced. 400ml aerosol.

 

Cellulose Sanding SealerCellulose Sanding Sealer – £10.00

One of Chestnut’s best selling products, like the acrylic aerosol version above, works as a base for lacquers, paints and waxes and to help support fibres in areas of tear-out. Can be thinned with Cellulose Thinners if required, as it can thicken over time.

 

Melamine LacquerMelamine Lacquer – £11.00

If you prefer to apply lacquer with a cloth or brush rather than by spraying, then this is the ideal product. Can be slightly thinned with Cellulose Thinners to allow easier spreading and better penetration into the wood. Dries quickly but fully cures over a longer period, after which it can be buffed to a high shine. Compatible with wax finishes.

 

Cellulose ThinnersCellulose Thinners – £9.00

Used to thin Melamine Lacquer and Cellulose Sanding Sealer and to clean tools. A high-quality cellulose product without harmful petroleum solvents such as Toluene or Xylene.

 

Woodwax 22WoodWax 22 (Clear) – £9.50

Colour

A traditional blend of waxes that I use most for restoration work where old wood needs reviving. Best applied with a Nyweb pad to smooth and clean the surface as it is applied.  Can be buffed with a buffing brush and/or soft cotton cloth. Also perfect for adding extra sheen over other finishes or sanding sealer. Clear is best for new work to which you want to add sheen, I use the brown version in restoration, where the depth of colour of a dark brown wax is welcome. It will also highlight the grain in open-grained wood such as Ash and Oak. 450ml tin.

 

Microcrystalline WaxMicrocrystalline Wax – £10.50

A blend of waxes which uses a Microcrystalline formula to achieve a hard-wearing, water repellent finish. Because it has a higher melting point than most standard waxes, this is ideal for work that will be handled a lot. Supplied in a 225ml tin – a little goes a long way!

 

Finishing oilFinishing Oil – £9.50

A traditional favourite, tung based oil. Much thinner than the modern hard wax oils, this penetrates deeply and can be used for outdoor work. Gloss levels build with multiple coats and further shine can be added with a coat of wax.

 

Food safe finishFood Safe Finish – £9.50

A simple mineral oil wipe-on finish which offers short term protection to items that will come into contact with food, such a chopping boards and wooden spoons. Leaves a satin finish on your kitchenware.

 

Ebonising LacquerEbonising Lacquer – £7.50

A simple to use aerosol lacquer that gives a beautiful black finish for feature areas on turned work. Quick-drying acrylic-based lacquer can be used on its own or with one of the acrylic lacquers and/or wax to change the sheen level. 400ml aerosol.

 

AeroGunChestnut Products AeroGun – £6.00

The new AeroGun fits any aerosol spray can (aerosol sold separately) and turns a spray can into a spray gun, making it more comfortable and easier to use for a single job or larger spray run. Fits all of the Chestnut cans (and most other types of spray can) and can be used and re-used without need for cleaning like a conventional spray gun.

 

Showing the flexibility of the abrasiveAbrasives

I use Rhynogrip Plusline abrasive on a daily basis in my workshop:

  • Velcro backed
  • Aluminium oxide abrasive
  • Anti-clog lubrication
  • Excellent flexibility (the image shows the flexibility of 80 grit!)
  • Fast, efficient and cool sanding
  • 80 – 400 grit in stock
  • Easy to cut your own sanding discs
  • 115mm / 4 1/2″ wide

Rynogrip Plusline is available in a range of options:

 

Rhynogrip AbrasiveMixed abrasive pack – £8.00

Contains 1/2 metre of 80g, 120g, 180g, 240g, 320g, 400g

 

 

 

Also available in individual rolls of 1m, 5m or 10m:

1m Rolls
£2.75/m
Abrasive by the metre
5m Rolls
£12.50 (£2.50/m)
5m Rolls
10m Rolls
£22.50 (£2.25/m)
10m Rolls

 

Rhynogrip Redline fine abrasives are available in 600g, 800g & 1200g rolls and in a mixed pack (100mm/4″ wide)

 

Rhynogrip RedlineRedline Mixed Pack – £4.00

Includes 1/2m of 600g, 800g and 1200g

 

**Mixed Abrasive Special Offer**

Buy both mixed abrasive packs 1/2m of every grit from 80 – 1200 for just £11.00

 

1m Rolls
£2.25
Fine abrasive by the metre
5m Rolls
£10.95 (£2.15/m)
Fine abrasive 5m rolls
10m Rolls
£19.50 (£1.95/m)
Fine abrasive 10m rolls
 

  Nyweb PadsNyweb Pads – £1.25 each or £12.00 for 10

Nyweb options

These very fine abrasive pads are an excellent (and safer) alternative to steel wool. Ideal for applying oils and waxes and cutting back between coats. Very flexible and can be cut to size and re-used time and time again. Red- 600grit Yellow- 1000grit.

Can also be supplied as a mixed pack of 5 red and 5 yellow for the same £12 price

 

Sanding accessories

Hope Sanding Arbors

Hope Sanding Arbor50mm Power Sanding Arbors – £8.50

75mm Power Sanding Arbors – £11.50

Select pad size

These professional quality sanding arbors have been designed to work with any velcro backed abrasive such as the Rhynogrip Plusline and feature a medium density foam pad and replaceable softer pad, included in the price! They are fitted with a stainless steel shaft designed to fit all drills and drill-driver tools. Designed by a turner for turners, they are meant to stand up to the everyday treatment of a bowl turner.

 

Hope Interface Pads50mm Interface Pad – £2.50

75mm Interface Pad – £3.50

Select pad size

The Hope sanding arbors come with a replaceable interface pad as standard but as they become worn you can easily and cheaply replace this pad without buying a whole new arbor.

 

Hope Soft Interface Pads

50mm Soft Interface Pad – £2.50

75mm Soft Interface Pad – £3.50

Select pad size

As an addition to the standard arbor and interface pad, these soft pads offer far more flex when power sanding, allowing better access and improved results when sanding around tight curves.

 

Hope CaliperHope Calipers – £30

A strange-looking set of calipers, but like all Hope products, they are designed by a woodturner, for woodturners. These calipers are in frequent use in my workshop. The unique design ensures ease of use and the laser-etched measuring scale makes turning an even wall thickness a breeze.

 

Dome Buffing BrushChestnut Dome Buffing Brush – £30

Buffing brushes have long been used to bring a wax polish up to a shine. I use this buffing brush on my lathe in conjunction with the Treatex Hardwax Oil, which has a wax content. After three or four coats of oil are dry on the work, I take it to the buffing brush and gently brush over the work at around 1000rpm. This evens out the finish and adds depth and lustre to it. Can be mounted on the Chestnut buffing system or directly into the chuck or drill chuck.

 

 

Duplicating FingersDuplicating Fingers – Set of 5 £65

Number of fingers

Duplicating fingers are ideal for production turners and those that make batches of identical work, reducing the need for calipers and other measuring devices, helping to speed up the process and increase levels of accuracy. Available singly or in sets of five or ten. Click here to see one of my Instagram posts about how I set them up and use them.

 

*Please note certain items can be sent Worldwide – please email for shipping prices*

Postage & Packing Charges – UK Mainland only
Please contact for Worldwide shipping – not available on finishes, except Treatex

UK Postage rates will be charged based on order values shown below:

Order Value up to £20 – P&P £3.95
Order Value £20.01 – £49.99 – P&P £5.95
Orders over £50 are sent postage FOC