About Woodturning Tool Store

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Woodturning Tool Store is dedicated to providing quality wood turning tools and equipment to the wood turning community.  We carry a wide range of traditional wood turning tools from Carter and Sons Toolworks and wood turning tools from renowned turners like Jimmy Clewes and Michael Hosaluk. Under the Tod Raines Tools brand are the following unique wood turning tools include the Elio-DR ‘safe’ drive centers, T1 HSS Teardrop cutters, Half Round tool bar and Hook Tool bars. Soon we will  be adding more products that are affordable and useful for all woodturners.

Our goal is to provide you a selection of unique quality wood turning tools and equipment. We will ensure that the service and support we provide makes your experience with us pleasant and hassle free. We are glad to be a part of your wood turning journey.

Keep in touch with our latest wood turning tool products, sales and shop projects by subscribing to our email newsletter, ‘The “Lathest” News‘. To join our newsletter please use the form on the right sidebar menu.

Who we are …

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Hello. my name is Tod Raines and I am originally from Calgary, Alberta, Canada but moved to Allen, Texas in 1997. I am happily married to my wife Shelly and we have a daughter who is now making a life for herself. I am an electrical engineer that had worked in the telecom industry for over 23 years.

I started woodworking in the 1990s making furniture and built-in cabinets for our home. I bought my first lathe in 2002 and was self taught for the first couple of years. I then joined the Dallas Area Woodturners club (an American Association of Woodturners chapter). One of the most notable training classes I have attended was a weekend wood turning class taught by Al Stirt. These two days with Al Stirt really helped enhance my wood turning skills while expanding my knowledge about form, function, and how the wood grain and texture guides the turning decisions.

Personally, I enjoy the immediate spontaneity of wood turning. The best part is that it only takes a small amount of time to complete a turned project (however, some can take much longer). This makes it easy to keep up with your turning hobby even among a busy work life.

Here is a link to my personal webpage: NTR Woodturning

How Woodturning Tool Store started …

I was a subscriber to the email newsletter “The Lathest News” published by Brian McEvoy of OneGoodTurn.ca and Gord Langer of LangerCraftworks.com. When I got an email in March 2017 that they were planning to stop the newsletter, I reached out to them with a proposition. After some discussion we had reached an agreement with Gord and Brian to purchase their woodturning tool and equipment inventory and start an eCommerce business. With their blessings and help, we will continue to create and share “The Lathest News” email newsletter. We will strive hard in keeping the newsletter focused on interesting and current topics and projects in the wood turning community. We hope that the wood turning community continues to enjoy and read the newsletters going forward.

We have plans to enhance and grow the current woodturning tool product line and create new products that I hope will be useful to all woodturners. Being a woodturner and an engineer, I have created some woodturning tools in my shop out of necessity so now I am excited to have this opportunity to share these products with other woodturners.

Happy turning,

Tod