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The ToolPost is the one-stop online resource catering for the needs of wood craftsmen and women engaged in
wood turning, woodcarving and fine woodworking. We stock wood turning tools, lathes, woodcarving tools, equipment and supplies, safety equipment such as respirators, practical products such as dust extraction even books, DVDs - and it's a great place to choose gifts for any woodworking occasions. The ToolPost team bring years of experience and passion in woodturning and woodworking and are committed to friendly and professional service and great value. Take a browse through our site, order quickly and securely and get prompt delivery or simply give us a call for advice.

Christmas 2017 Opening Times

Saturday 23rd December

 

Last Opening before Christmas!

Sunday 24th December (Christmas Eve)

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Closed all day

Monday 25th December (Christmas Day)

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Closed all day

Tuesday 26th December (Boxing Day)

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Closed all day

Wednesday 27th December

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Open 10h00 until 14h00 ONLY

Thursday 28th December

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Open 10h00 until 14h00 ONLY

Firday 29th December

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Open 10h00 until 14h00 ONLY

Saturday 30th December

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Closed all day

Sunday 31st December (New Year's Eve

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Closed all day

Monday 1st January 2018 (New Year's Day)

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Closed all day

Tuesday 2nd December

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Normal 09h30-18h00 opening resumes

We expect to have limited courier collections during the days we are open between Christmas and New Year. However, though we will do as much as we can, we cannot promise that orders received in this period will be dealt with as expeditiously as usual!
Our best advice is not to leave things (like festive period birthdays!) until the last minute.

  If you need help selecting a gift for the woodworker in you life, then we are ready to assist.  Please feel free to call 01235-511101 (UK) or simply  us.  Or perhaps you would prefer the flexibility ofClick to purchase ToolPost Gift Vouchers in any value to suit your pocket and purpose.Click to purchase ToolPost Gift Vouchers in any value to suit your pocket and purpose.
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Our latest additions to the site:
Thanks to the feedback that you as customers bring to us, we are never short of ideas for expanding the site.  In response we are working gradually to expand existing ranges and introduce new ones to provide a more comprehensive range of goods for your wants and needs!

  • Just when you thought that you had everything, someone comes along and introduces something that you don't already own and which is really worthy of your ownership! Finding toolboxes with sufficient length has always been a challenge - and it you do find one it is likely to be heavy and awkward to carry and stow and risks battering your tools to bits as they travel with you. As so often before, when faced with a challenge - and no good solution - we made our own. We now offer two 'sausage bags', each capable of holding 20 or more long, hefty tools, either in durable leather, or alternatively in tough reinforced canvas. And they make your tools look cared for even if you only travel as far as the local club- or pub!

 

  • There have been few more striking developments in tool technologies in recent years than the availability of turning tools manufactured using M42 steel with its vastly superior edge-holding and sharpness characteristics. Now a UK manufacturer with a highly respected history for producing quality products - Hamlet, part of the Henry Taylor group - has introduced a range of M42 gouges which absolutely smash the previous price barriers. Here are affordable M42 tools that should be in every turner's armoury. Available only from The ToolPost in UK.

 

  • The industry has struggled with the supply of both replacement media and complete ambient air filtration units formerly produced under the Microclene/Acrol brand: quite simply, none have been available. We have now partnered with a company highly knowldgeable in the production of these machines, Thor Filtration, and are now pleased to announce the fruits of our joint labours. We now have a reliable source for media (filter material) to suit existing Microclene ambient air filters and can also supply new Ambient Air Filters under the Thor Filtration bbrand.

 

  • The PowerCap IP is the saviour of woodturners - literally! It seems that it has fallen to us to champion the cause of keeping woodturners turning by doing everything we can to prevent them becoming victims of respiratory disease. We have held down the price of this unit to our customers as our part in helping woodworkers to help themselves - in doing so it seems that we have upset some of our competitors and forced them to reduce the prices of their - often inferior - products in the market place. No matter: we believe that your health relates to our health and we'll do everything we can to help you stay healthy. Our young lady feels the same way: she's fully protected!

 

  • TOOLPOST SPECIAL:  We have created a unique Woodturners Decorating Elf Bundle in conjunction with Henry Taylor comprising the three essential tools from the Elf range (Elf; Coving tool and Point tool). This is offered at a special price approximately equivalent to better than getting one of the auxilliary tools completely free of charge. Available whilst stocks last. Don't miss out!

 

  • As most of our clients are aware - and respect - that we only sell products of repute; that is to say, products that we would be pleased to use ourselves. The challenge that we routinely face is to bring quality product to our clientele at a price which is within budgetary reach. This can be especially difficult in the case of capital equipment such as lathes: good lathes are expensive to manufacture and they are manufactured in small numbers. We know: we represent most of the world's premium lathe brands. We were therefore especially pleased to be invited to represent Killinger Lathes of Germany since we have admired the balance of quality and price which their lathes offer. I am pleased to report that we now have Killinger lathes in stock for review and trial by clients and we have established pricing for the range.

Killinger KM1450SE woodturning lathe from The ToolPost 

  • As practising woodturners we have been wearing - and whittling about - woodturner's smocks almost since they were first introduced, way back in the mists of time. We have also been aware - sometimes, painfully aware - of the shortcomings of the designs available on the market. Being inclined to act rather than whinge endlessly, we decided to try to improve the lot of smock-wearers and ended up by designing our own ProDesign Smocks - designed for, and by, woodturners. We've packed into this garment all of our experience and we believe, along with a goodly number of folk already wearing them, that we've pretty much hit the (tre)nail on the head (we don't like to commit products to the website until we are sure of them). We've also had them made in sizes all the way from 32" chest - suitable for smaller ladies, and children, right through to 58" for the 'dominant character'.  And the biggest surprise of all is that they are lower priced than those we were previously constrained to offer. Talk about win-win! Oh yes, whilst we were about it, we decided that it was time the concept of the woodworker's apron was re-visited too so you'll find a line of ProDesign Aprons available to complement the Smocks. Please forgive the model - a rank amateur!

 

  • We have been experimenting with a number of new finishing products in recent months. I have become very keen on a finishing oil, which we are selling under the name Drechsleroel (i.e. Woodturner's Oil) from Steinert, in Germany.  Wholly made from natural ingredients, it is a delight to use and creates a super satin sheen finish on your work - or mine. We have also brought into stock some finishes from D & M, also in Germany, including a terrific new Pen Finish which is quick, easy and effective and will give some fancy home brews a good run for their money! There's also Wood Hardener and another natural Finishing Oil. They're all good! Try them today.

 

  • Maybe we succumb too readily to the flattery of being asked but ... ... we're pleased to announce that we have been appointed by Starbond Adhesives in the USA as their exclusive dealer in the UK and Ireland. This is a great and wide range of CA glues (cyanoacrylates = superglues) that caters for just about every need. The glue is sourced in Japan and is of the highest quality. We especially like the attention to detail of the company, who even provide micro-applicators so that you can apply the glue drop-wise on fine work, and who also supply bulk bottles so that heavy users enjoy economies of scale. There's also a glue which is water-thin and can be used as a timber reinforcement to overcome the hazards of turning spalted timbers and the like. And Starbond CA glue is very reasonably priced too. Give some a try, now.

 

  • Whilst it is not a product suitable for offering through the website, the news is that The ToolPost is the sole distributor for the fabulous, the legendary, VB36 Master Bowlturner lathes, in the UK and Eire.  These phenomenal lathes are now being manufactured in Germany by Steinert, a company with many years experience in manufacturing high class lathes for woodturning and for many years the VB36 distributors to the German-speaking world.  And, because of this connection, we'll also be offering the range of Steinert lathes to the market. Please call us for more details on this range.

VB36 lathe: now built in Germany by Steinert 

  • The worlds finest deep hollowing tools, arguably, are the Rolly Munro tools. We are fortunate - and proud - to have been appointed as the sole UK and Eire distributors of these superb deep hollowing tools. We have the new Wundercutter10 from RollyMunro now available. This replaces both the previous Mega and the Mini hollowers - and a great tool it is too! There has never been a better time to buy a Rolly Munro tool - one of the world's finest.

The Munro Hollowing SYstem.  The world's finest deep hollowing tool - thanks to Rolly, or Roly, Munro of New Zealand 

  • The carbide-tipped turning tools created by Mike Hunter have been setting the world alight for some time.  We have been using them - and selling them - for several years now and have the highest regard for them and for Mike Hunter, their manufacturer, who takes the trouble to come over to our Open House events from time to time too.

 

  • The renowned Versachuck - the world's most versatile woodturning chuck - is a ToolPost product and is available trhough the website.  We have listened to comments from owners and have revised the way in which we offer the product to give you maximum flexibility.  The chuck remains as versatile as ever but now you can choose how far you buy into the concept.  The choice is now well and truly yours!

The Versachuck, or Versa Chuck, woodturner's four jaw self centering (centring) chuck, uniquely allowing almost any manufacturer's jaws to be mounted (dependent upon Versachuck configuration) 

  • The Sorby Pro-Edge Sharpening system does a great job of putting the edge back on tools, but the abrasive belts are consumables.  We have worked with one of Europe's top abrasive suppliers to develop a range of high-value, high-performance replacement belts for the Pro-Edge that perform even better than the originals but at an affordable price. ToolPost sharpening belts - High Quality, Low Price, Great Value.

Robert Sorby Pro Edge (Pro-Edge) sharpening system 

  • Most woodturners, carvers and furniture-makers like to mark their finished work with a logo or signature, showing both pride in the skills exhibited and helping to promote future business.  But what a tedium it can be creating a legible signature, or even worse, a logostyle.  Here's a simple solution: low cost and easy to apply, demanding very little skill - a personalised branding iron stamp.  For more details, download our price list and see for yourself!  Please order by telephone or email - because of the need to agree artwork, these items are not orderable on line.

The Toolpost supplied a range of branding irons to present your logo, name, contact details etc. to your customer.  Branding Irons from Primo Stemp, made in Germany. NOt to be confused with brand stamps or soldering irons! 

  • We've always been pretty hot on sharpening here, having brought some superb products such as the O'Donnell Ruby Wheels to the notice of the turning public.  Now there's a new revolution - the Cubic Boron Nitride (CBN) grinding wheels.  Definitely the fastest and coolest-cutting wheels ever available for the woodturning market and with virtually indefinite life.  Not cheap, but excellent value for money.

CBN (Cubic Boron Nitride) grinding wheels from Optigrind, also known as Holzer wheels.  Fast, cool, fine grinding for all of your woodturning tools. 

  • Saburr Rotary Carbide Cutters are gaining a loyal following among critical woodcarvers and woodturners who appreciate their rapid timber removal, smooth, snatch-free operation and their clog-free characteristics.  Available now in a huge range of shapes and abrasive textures, along with donut wheels for mini grinders, cup wheels and sanding sleeves and arbors.

Saburr structured carbide wood carving burrs make power wooodcarving quick, simple and safe.  Huge range of sizes and styles for you to choose from. 

  • If you are a seeker after the perfect finish on your turned - and other - wood products, then you must take a look at the Beall Wood Buff .  For smaller work, there is also the Beall Bowl Buff.  A revolution in woodfinishing.  I wouldn't be without it.

Beall (a.k.a. Beale, or Beal) Buffing Kit for wood buffing.  Also available is a range of bowl buffing products, called Bowl Buffs.  Plus all accessories, mounting mandrels, abrasive pastes and waxes. 

Thanks to you all for making Nov 4th/5th a great Open House event in 2017

... photos from the above will follow shortly but if you'd like to get the flavour of what happens at a ToolPost 'Open House', then please click here for a snapshot of the typical Open House in June 2017. Next event scheduled for June 2nd/3rd 2018

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The ToolPost may be contacted at:
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Unit 7, Hawksworth
Southmead Industrial Park
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This site last updated:    12/05/17

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