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Carl Bergstrom’s lake side American Beauty

We love getting these kind of comments from customers like Carl even more than we love making lathes: My property values have gone way up.  The lake-side building is no longer called the “Shop”.  With your beautiful lathe it is now called the “Studio”.  The shipper delivered the lathe this morning.  Everything went Perfect!  You…
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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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Another American Beauty finds a great home !

Terry Thompson from Iowa stopped by a few weeks ago and picked up his new American Beauty.  This is Terry in his shop after he got it unloaded.  Terry is a retired businessman and we had a great conversation about "Made in the USA" including the importance of having dependable suppliers.  Terry, we built your…
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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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Ira Bell’s new American Beauty

Ira Bell took possession of his new American Beauty late last year.  He was assisted by one of our favorite representatives, Don Geiger of Geiger Solutions in Florida.  Here's what Ira had to say: “I’m thrilled with my American Beauty lathe.  It has exceeded all my expectations. I wish I had gotten it sooner. The…
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Nathan Harris’ Long Bed American Beauty

Nathan didn't hold back when he got his American Beauty.  Not only did he get the long bed version, he added the 16" bed extension too.  That makes a pretty impressive wood lathe !  It didn't take he and his son long to get it uncrated and to start putting it through its paces.  These…
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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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Bruce Quigley’s new Sweet 16

Bruce took delivery of his Sweet 16 standard bed in October.  Bruce writes: The crate arrived as scheduled. I had enough time to disassemble the crate that evening, but I had to go out of town for a week the following morning. I couldn’t wait to get home to start using it.  I’ve now finished…
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