We are very happy to announce that Woodturning Tool Store is now carrying an extensive line of Jimmy Clewes tools. An exceptional turner and even better teacher and demonstrator, Jimmy Clewes knows how turning tools work and has designed some extremely versatile, user friendly tools. The Mate series of tools use a flat bar and captured carbide cup cutter set at a precise angle and protrusion to allow for great control and safe use
- Mini Mate #1
- Mate #1
- Mate #1 Undercutter
- Mate #2
- Mate #2 Undercutter
Both Mate #1 and Mate #2 will cut wet wood, dry wood, long grain or end grain with ease. The cutter is positioned so that the cut is limited to the depth that the cutter is protruding from the main tool shank. This greatly reduces the chance of those huge catches that can be experienced with “self-feeding” scrapers. The learning curve of my tools is really quite small.
To round out the line of Jimmy Clewes tools we also carry
- Both 1/2″ and 3/8″ tool shank adapters (bushings)
- Both the 1/2″ and 5/8″ cam-action Quick Release handle inserts
- The Woodturners Sharpening Kit
Watch this video to get a bit of an overview of the Mate tools and the adapters and Quick Release handle inserts.