Category Archives: News and Updates

Update on Robust Collet Tool Handles and Kits

We've switched from ash to hard maple for our Collet Tool Handles.  These are turned for us in Pennsylvania and finished with a coat of wipe-on polyurethane. With  this posting you'll also see two customer turned examples from Rick Auge and Eric Godwin.   Rick had this to say:  "Excellent combo.  I put them into…
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Chuck Gilbert’s new Robust Lathe

Chuck Gilbert bought his lathe from one of our longest serving dealers, David Ellsworth.  Here's what Chuck had to say after he received it: The lathe was delivered yesterday right on schedule and in perfect condition. I followed the un-crating process in Don Geiger’s video on YouTube and everything went well.... The setup process in…
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David Ellsworth’s new studio in North Carolina

Some of you may know that David Ellsworth moved to North Carolina last fall.  I had the pleasure of visiting him and Wendy in his new home not long ago.  David sent me these pictures of the new School of Woodturning, located in the lower level of his residence, and of course it is full…
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Robust Tools at the Florida Woodturning Symposium February 9-11

Stop by and visit us at the Florida Woodturning Symposium February 9-11 at the Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center.  We'll be working with our #1 Florida dealer, Don Geiger of Geiger's Solutions.  We'll have an American Beauty on display and lots of our popular toolrests and accessories for sale.  
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Robust Tools Goes Solar !

This fall we installed solar panels on the roof.  Should make us 100% grid neutral when averaged over the year.  In the summer we'll make more juice than we use, and in the winter we'll use more than we make, but it should all average out in the long run.  This is how we do…
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Sam Angelo Selects Robust Tool Rests

Sam Angelo the Wyoming Woodturner has selected Robust Tool Rests to use throughout his shop and now features them on his popular YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/WYOMINGWOODTURNER Sam has over 40,000 subscribers.  In his frequent videos he shares great turning tips that all can learn from.  Robust Tool Rests feature a hardened rod on the top that…
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First Chips with Will Clark

  Will Clark It didn't take long to for Will Clark to start putting his new American Beauty through the paces when he got his new American Beauty.  Not sure what that's going to be, maybe a cool new peppermill.
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John Tandy and His AB

John Tandy and his new American Beauty. We shipped John Tandy's AB to him in April of this year and here we are just getting his pictures posted and it's almost Christmas !  Thanks John for being a great customer !
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Announcing Robust Tools 5th Annual Open House, Saturday October 14, 2017.

Featured turners Trent and Kailee Bosh will do a Father/Daughter demonstration.

Specials on all Robust products and free refreshments too.

Please see the flyer for more details.

2017 Open House Flyer

SAVE THE DATE:  Robust Tools 2017 Open House featuring Trent and Kailee Bosch is Saturday. October 14.  Door prizes, snacks and specials on Robust lathes and accessories too.  More info to follow.

Robust Delivers! Eureka Springs School of the Arts

Pictured are four of the nine Scout Lathes Robust just delivered to Eureka Springs School of the Arts in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  The school recently got a major grant to build a 4000 square foot wood studio and they purchased nine Scout lathes and accessories.  Pictured left to right are “Buzz” local woodturner and all…
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