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Turning and Rehabilitation: Woodturners Aid Individuals with Brain Injuries

We recently got the following correspondence from Erica Perry and Dan Konyn of the Huron Valley Woodturners (http://www.huronvalleywoodturners.org/) in Dexter, Michigan: Huron Valley Wood Turners discovered 3 years ago an avenue for community outreach that was both enriching for the traumatic brain injured clients of Eisenhower Center of Ann Arbor, Michigan, (http://www.eisenhowercenter.com) but also very…
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His and Hers

His and Her Lathes: Butch from Edgerton, Wisconsin was having a birthday and decided to get a new American Beauty (if you look close, you'll see a bow on the headstock).  Cindy thought that was such a good idea, she bought herself a Scout.  We have other couples with a Robust lathe apiece, but Butch…
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Tariffs and Prices

Hi Folks, looks like the aluminum and steel tariffs are real and they are here to stay.  Our steel and aluminum costs have went up between 5 and 55% depending on the type.  We’ve been holding off raising our prices, hoping the tariffs would go away, but we can no longer ignore their negative impact…
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Huge Success: Robust Tools 2018 Open House!

Wow, over 140 attendees, the most we've ever had!  Many thanks to Rudy Lopez, our guest turner and extra special thanks to our door prize sponsors.  Looking forward to another great event in 2019.  Hope to see you there.
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Robust sends its first lathe to South Korea

We know crate pictures can be kind of boring but this is our first lathe shipped to South Korea.  It's a long bed American Beauty with all the fun options, like a Tilt-Away, Outboard Turning Attachment and Steady Rest.  Ocean freight is surprisingly inexpensive, especially if the customer can pick it up at that port.
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Boys and Girls Club in Wausau, Wisconsin get a new American Beauty

We were quite happy to help the Boys and Girls Club in Wausau, Wisconsin procure a brand new American Beauty.  It's hiding under that green tarp behind Bob, Dale and Mike from Wisconsin Valley Woodturners.  This woodturning group, an American Association of Woodturners local chapter,  pitches in at the B&G club and gives turning lessons…
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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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