Discontinued Products

#1 1st Mate Undercut

Designed by Jimmy Clewes and manufactured by Mike Hunter, the new 1st Mate Undercut tool is ideal for the additional reach needed to turn under the rim of bowls and platters. It is an extremely versatile and user friendly hollowing/roughing woodturning tool.

A beginner or an experienced woodturner will enjoy the 1st Mate Undercut ease of control due to the design and angle of the cutter on the tool.

The cutter is held in place with a #1 torx screw tightened with a standard T-9 flag style torx wrench. The reason for the flag style wrench is that the screw only needs to be finger tight!!  Do not over tighten.

It is recommended to do a random rotation of the cutter every time the tool is used.  A light coating of wax prior to use will help loosen the cutter screw when you have been turning wet wood.

#1 Viceroy 3/8” square shank

Our new # 1 Viceroy, 3/8” shank is a great tool for general purpose outside diameter turning and shallow inside diameter turning.  This tool is manufactured from a 3/8” square shank, which makes it ideal for boxes, vases and small bowls.  The #1 Viceroy tool will quickly become a “go-to” tool for the brand-new turner; just lay the tool on the tool rest and traverse back and forth to remove the material.

For the experienced woodturner, you will be delighted to discover the ease of the tool to use and how efficiently the wood will be removed.  When close to your final diameter, the handle can be dropped to ride the bevel on the cutter.  The handle length recommended for this tool is 16 – 18 inches.

Our Viceroy tools are supplied with a 17″ handle with 3″ epoxied into the handle. Without a handle, the overall length of the tool is 17″. If you are buying the shaft only to use with your own handle, we recommend a 17” handle with about 3″ of the shaft epoxied into the handle.

Replacement Parts

#1 Replacement Cutter

#1 Replacement Screw

#1 Replacement Wrench

swan neck reverse rotation carbide woodturning tool

#3 Full Swan Neck Tool Reverse Rotation

Think of the Hunter as a finishing tool.  The Hunter Tool is capable of hollowing an object completely, but most turners rough hollow with conventional tooling. Hunter Tools are mainly used for the final form, shaping, and finish cuts.

Hunter Tools are best used at higher RPM (1800-2200 RPM) to have sufficient surface speed. With fine tool control you can peel off shavings that are onion skin thin. The surface will be so smooth that little sanding will be needed. Of course as with any other cutting tool you will be cutting with the grain for the smoothest cut. So for the underside of box rims, cut from the rim to the major diameter of the body of the box. Once you reach that diameter, lift the tool and cut from the bottom upward to the major diameter of the body of the box. It is mesmerizing to peel of these ultra-fine shavings so be careful, or you may make the inside merge with the outside.

There is a learning curve with the Hunter Tools. You have to learn to rotate the tool clockwise into the cut with the tool slightly above center and angled downward somewhat like a scraper. The tool does not scrape- it cuts like nothing you have ever seen.  Don’t expect to hog out the interior of a box or something similar quickly. The tool is not designed for that- it is a final form and finish cut tool.

These Hunter Swan Necks are real problem solvers. With practice, you will have very little sanding to do. By the way, the harder and more dense the wood, the better the Hunter tool seems to like it.

Replacement Parts

# 3 / # 5 Replacement Cutter

# 3 / # 5 Repl. Torx Wrench

# 3 / # 5 Replacement Screw

swan neck carbide woodturning tool

#3 Full Swan Neck Tool

Think of the Hunter as a finishing tool.  The Hunter Tool is capable of hollowing an object completely, but most turners rough hollow with conventional tooling. Hunter Tools are mainly used for the final form, shaping, and finish cuts.

Hunter Tools are best used at higher RPM (1800-2200 RPM) to have sufficient surface speed. With fine tool control you can peel off shavings that are onion skin thin. The surface will be so smooth that little sanding will be needed. Of course as with any other cutting tool you will be cutting with the grain for the smoothest cut. So for the underside of box rims, cut from the rim to the major diameter of the body of the box. Once you reach that diameter, lift the tool and cut from the bottom upward to the major diameter of the body of the box. It is mesmerizing to peel of these ultra-fine shavings so be careful, or you may make the inside merge with the outside.

There is a learning curve with the Hunter Tools. You have to learn to rotate the tool clockwise into the cut with the tool slightly above center and angled downward somewhat like a scraper. The tool does not scrape- it cuts like nothing you have ever seen.  Don’t expect to hog out the interior of a box or something similar quickly. The tool is not designed for that- it is a final form and finish cut tool.

These Hunter Swan Necks are real problem solvers. With practice, you will have very little sanding to do. By the way, the harder and more dense the wood, the better the Hunter tool seems to like it.

Replacement Parts

# 3 / # 5 Replacement Cutter

# 3 / # 5 Repl. Torx Wrench

# 3 / # 5 Replacement Screw

#3 Hunter Tool

The 3/8” diameter, #3 Hunter Tool is a good choice for turning small bowls and other small or shallow turnings.  Use the same tool for rough turning as well as finishing turning.  This is an efficient tool that removes wood very quickly and will produce outstanding finishes prior to sanding.

Think of the # 3 Hunter Tool as a finishing tool.  The Hunter Tool is capable of hollowing an object completely, but most turners rough hollow with conventional tooling.  The # 3 Hunter Tool is mainly used for the final form, shaping, and finish cuts.

Replacement Parts

# 3 / # 5 Replacement Cutter

# 3 / # 5 Repl. Torx Wrench

# 3 / # 5 Replacement Screw

swan neck reverse rotation carbide woodturning tool

#3 Shallow Swan Neck Tool Reverse Rotation

Think of the Hunter as a finishing tool.  The Hunter Tool is capable of hollowing an object completely, but most turners rough hollow with conventional tooling. Hunter Tools are mainly used for the final form, shaping, and finish cuts.

Hunter Tools are best used at higher RPM (1800-2200 RPM) to have sufficient surface speed. With fine tool control you can peel off shavings that are onion skin thin. The surface will be so smooth that little sanding will be needed. Of course as with any other cutting tool you will be cutting with the grain for the smoothest cut. So for the underside of box rims, cut from the rim to the major diameter of the body of the box. Once you reach that diameter, lift the tool and cut from the bottom upward to the major diameter of the body of the box. It is mesmerizing to peel of these ultra-fine shavings so be careful, or you may make the inside merge with the outside.

There is a learning curve with the Hunter Tools. You have to learn to rotate the tool clockwise into the cut with the tool slightly above center and angled downward somewhat like a scraper. The tool does not scrape- it cuts like nothing you have ever seen.  Don’t expect to hog out the interior of a box or something similar quickly. The tool is not designed for that- it is a final form and finish cut tool.

These Hunter Swan Necks are real problem solvers. With practice, you will have very little sanding to do. By the way, the harder and more dense the wood, the better the Hunter tool seems to like it.

Replacement Parts

# 3 / # 5 Replacement Cutter

# 3 / # 5 Repl. Torx Wrench

# 3 / # 5 Replacement Screw

swan neck carbide woodturning tool

#3 Shallow Swan Neck Tool

Think of the Hunter as a finishing tool.  The Hunter Tool is capable of hollowing an object completely, but most turners rough hollow with conventional tooling. Hunter Tools are mainly used for the final form, shaping, and finish cuts.

Hunter Tools are best used at higher RPM (1800-2200 RPM) to have sufficient surface speed. With fine tool control you can peel off shavings that are onion skin thin. The surface will be so smooth that little sanding will be needed. Of course as with any other cutting tool you will be cutting with the grain for the smoothest cut. So for the underside of box rims, cut from the rim to the major diameter of the body of the box. Once you reach that diameter, lift the tool and cut from the bottom upward to the major diameter of the body of the box. It is mesmerizing to peel of these ultra-fine shavings so be careful, or you may make the inside merge with the outside.

There is a learning curve with the Hunter Tools. You have to learn to rotate the tool clockwise into the cut with the tool slightly above center and angled downward somewhat like a scraper. The tool does not scrape- it cuts like nothing you have ever seen.  Don’t expect to hog out the interior of a box or something similar quickly. The tool is not designed for that- it is a final form and finish cut tool.

These Hunter Swan Necks are real problem solvers. With practice, you will have very little sanding to do. By the way, the harder and more dense the wood, the better the Hunter tool seems to like it.

Replacement Parts

# 3 / # 5 Replacement Cutter

# 3 / # 5 Repl. Torx Wrench

# 3 / # 5 Replacement Screw

#4 Hunter Tool

The 1/2” diameter, #4 Hunter Tool is a turner’s first choice for turning bowls. Use the same tool for rough turning as well as finishing turning. This is an efficient tool that removes wood very quickly and will produce outstanding finishes prior to sanding.

Our #4 Hunter tool is supplied with a 16″ handle with 2″ epoxied into the handle. Without a handle, the overall length of the tool shaft is 8″. With 2″ epoxied into the handle the overall length will be 22″. If you are buying the shaft only to use with your own handle, we recommend a 16” handle with about 2″ of the shaft epoxied into the handle.

Replacement Parts

#4 Replacement Cutter

#4 Replacement Screw

#4 Replacement Wrench

Clewes #1 Mate Tool

Mate #1 has a small 6mm cup cutter (micro-crystalline carbide sharpened with diamonds) set in a machined pocket at approximately 22 degrees. This allows for a more user-friendly, less aggressive cut which is great for confidence building! The cutter is set just below the surface of the tool, which helps protect the cutter from inadvertent and very irritating chips in the edge. The cutter is held in place with a #1 torx screw tightened with a standard T-9 flag style torx wrench. The reason for the flag style wrench is that the screw only needs to be finger tight!!  Do not over tighten.  A light coating of wax prior to use will help loosen the cutter screw when you have been turning wet wood. It is recommended to use the screw provided as the cutter ID has a taper which matches the taper on the screw to provide a secure lock up of the cutter. Click here to see the Clewes Mate tools in action! 

Clewes #2 Mate Tool

Mate #2 has an 8 mm cup cutter set in a machined pocket at approximately 32 degrees. This allows for a more user-friendly, less aggressive cut which is great for confidence building! The Mate #2 will do everything the Mate #1 does, and because of the larger diameter on the cutter, a light touch will result in an amazing finish on the surface of the wood.

The cutter is set just below the surface of the tool, which helps protect the cutter from inadvertent and very irritating chips in the edge.  The cutter is held in place with a #2 torx screw tightened with a standard T-9 flag style torx wrench. The reason for the flag style wrench is that the screw only needs to be finger tight!!  Do not over tighten.  A light coating of wax prior to use will help loosen the cutter screw when you have been turning wet wood.  it is recommended to use the screw provided as the cutter ID has a taper which matches the taper on the screw to provide a secure lock up of the cutter.

Click here to see the Clewes Mate tools in action!

#1 Replacement Screw Woodturning tools for wood carving projects

Garden Fork Kit

Garden fork kit – you turn the handle and assemble. Heavy duty stainless steel construction with a brass ferrule. Comes with complete written instructions, description of tools needed and recommended woods to use for the handle.

#1 Replacement Woodturning tools for wood carving projects

Garden Shovel Kit

Garden shovel kit – you turn the handle and assemble. Heavy duty stainless steel construction with a brass ferrule. Comes with complete written instructions, description of tools needed and recommended woods to use for the handle.

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