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6th Annual Robust Tools Open House

6th Annual Robust Tools Open House Saturday, October 6, 2018  -  9AM to 4PM Woodturning Demonstration by Guest Turner: Rudy Lopez www.rudolphlopez.com Door prizes and in-house specials on all Robust products Free Refreshments 101 Business ID, Barneveld, Wisconsin 53507 T: 608-924-1133  • www.turnrobust.com • info@turnrobust.com  
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Recent Robust Owner Gallery Additions

NEWEST ROBUST OWNERS:  We've let a few of these pile up, but here are some happy new Robust lathe owners to share with you: Roger Becker is past-president of our local AAW chapter and we've known him for about fifteen years.  Roger is an active turner, doing many craft shows and has work in a…
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Georgia Wood is our latest new Scout Owner

Georgia Wood, from Mechanicsville, Virginia is our latest Scout owner.  Georgia and her husband, Royal, are proprietors of  Royal Wood Creations.  They make and sell fine turned gifts from their website and at art and craft fairs in their region.  Georgia confides with us that Royal, who turns on a mustard colored lathe, is just…
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Brent visits Carl Jacobson and they interview one another

I had the pleasure of visiting Carl Jacobson, YouTube woodturner and maker extraordinaire at his shop while I was in Portland a few weeks ago.  Carl shot and edited this video of us interviewing each other and doing a little turning.  Enjoy ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EVdfImIisQ&t=2 s
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New Toolrest Video

Hi Folks, check out our new Toolrest video.  You'll learn all about our straight and curved toorests and the advantage of topping them off with a hardened rod.  Info on our new Box Rests as well.  You'll find it here on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWMmFl3mrt4
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Visit us at AAW-Portland, we’ll be in the Woodworkers Emporium Booth

If you're going to the 2018 AAW Symposium in Portland, please stop by and see me, Brent English (on the left) and Woodworkers Emporium proprietor, Christian Brispierre (on the right).  Ask me about that gnarly old piece of wood laying on the ground behind us, as well as about the show specials we'll have on…
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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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