Allan Batty’s Woodturning Notes

Woodturning Notes by Allan Batty is an accumulation of important basic points in woodturning, gleaned from over 40 years of experience in the woodturning...

What is Oil?

In this article you’ll learn about the many types of “Oil” finishes and what makes them different. Excerpt from an article by Bob Flexner Finishing is...

Carbide Tools 101

With Carbide tipped tools taking the woodturning industry by storm, we're often asked to explain the differences between Nano-Carbide and common Carbide cutters.  Let's...

Pens and Platings

Choosing the Right Pen Since 1987 when we first introduced pen kits to woodturners in the U.S.A., Craft Supplies USA has continued to supply the...

Selecting the Right Abrasives

Quality abrasives and patience are essential to a great woodturning finish. Here you'll find everything you need for sanding and polishing from top quality...

Woodturning Chucks

Buying the right chuck can seem confusing at first. However, because all chucks perform the same function and operate in a similar manner, choosing...

Toxic Woods

This list is a compilation of woods that may cause a mild to severe allergic reaction depending on the individual. Toxic woods are not...

Woodturning Tool Selection Guide

With the large number of tools available today, choosing the right tools may seem difficult. The information in this Tool Selection Guide is here...

Fountain Pen Care

Fountain pens are a delicate writing instrument that can bring years of enjoyment when properly used and maintained. Below are helpful tips on using,...