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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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Robust Ships American Beauty Lathes To China

While others lament the decline of manufacturing in the United States, Robust Tools is finishing its first shipment of woodturning lathes for export to mainland China. “At first we were more than a little skeptical of the arrangement” said Brent English, President of Robust Tools. “With inexpensive tools made in China dominating the US market,…
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Robust’s Latest Dealer – Stuart Kent

Stuart Kent teaches woodturning and furniture making and specializes in handcrafting custom woodturnings and furniture for discerning clients. He has been working with wood since 1992 both on the shop floor and in management positions.  He has degrees in Furniture Design and in Sculpture and has taught Art and Design for universities internationally. He is…
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Eric Weinstein

Eric Weinstein is a full-time practicing attorney in Massachusetts.  Turning as a hobbyist since 2009 when he took a pen class at a local Woodcraft, this is what he had to say about his new Scout lathe:  “I was upgrading from a midi-lathe and looking for a lathe that wasn’t too big or too heavy…
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We are so proud of our newest lathe called the Scout. Now Brent will take you on a video tour of this great machine. Watch our new video.

Late Season Sale at Robust Tools ! 

Lathe orders placed through Friday, 12/16 are eligible for the following discounts:  American Beauty, $400 off.  Sweet 16 and Liberty, $300 off.  Our new Scout: $200 off.  Sorry, not retroactive to existing orders.  Sale price good directly with Robust Tools or any of our Independent dealers.
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Carl and Robin Jacobson with their new American Beauty

Carl and Robin Jacobson with their new American Beauty

YouTube sensation Carl Jacobson will be our guest turner.  With nearly 120,000 subscribers, Carl is YouTube's number one woodturner !  As usual, door prizes, special pricing on Robust products and snacks.  Doors open at 9:00.  Please see flyer for more details.

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Robust customer Alex Olson recently made this great short video of receiving his new American Beauty lathe and getting his shop set up to accommodate it.  This is a quality video that you are sure to enjoy.  Along with the video, Alex added this note: "The lathe is an absolute joy to use and I am so happy I decided to buy one."


Tom Albrect 1Tom Albrecht and his granddaughter: I don't call myself a "professional" turner.  I was formerly an Industrial Arts teacher in the public schools and I fell into that work because I loved wood shop when I was in High School in the mid 60's.  The wood lathe 2was always my favourite tool then because it was the only machine that I could use when I controlled the cutting tool and the wood was under power.

 

Your American Beauty is my fifth lathe.  I started with a Delta in 1973, moved to a Conover, then a Woodfast, then a Oneway, and now my Beauty.  Your team has obviously put a lot of thought into your machines and the design.  So far, my time with this AB has been incredibly enjoyable and functionally excellent. This is my last lathe-- you cannot come up with anything better.

 

[In regards to the tool handles]: I really like the collet chuck design because of the simplicity of removing and exchanging the cutting tools without having to use an allen wrench.

Carl Jacobson and his wife Robin by their new American Beauty.

Carl Jacobson and his wife Robin by their new American Beauty.

YouTube sensation Carl Jacobson will be our guest turner.  With over 100,000 subscribers, Carl is YouTube's number one woodturner !  As usual, door prizes, special pricing on Robust products and snacks.  Doors open at 9:30.  Details to follow.

Special Pricing on Robust Lathes!

Here are some unadvertised August specials at Robust Tools: - Take $400 off any American Beauty order - Take $300 off any Sweet 16 or Liberty order. - Take $150 off any Scout order As always, take an additional 3% off if you pay via check instead of a credit card. USA orders only. Current…
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