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NEW Axminster SK80 & SK100 Clubman Woodturning Chucks


Two new chucks in a range of thread sizes are now available to woodturners.

Building on the popularity and success of the K8 and K10 Clubman chucks, Axminster decided to improve the design by producing stainless steel versions. Both the SK80 and SK100 are manufactured from a one-piece stainless steel body using the latest CNC production techniques at Axminster’s engineering manufacturing facility in the UK. The use of this material allows closer tolerances during the manufacturing process as the chuck body no longer needs electro-plating which can vary in thickness.

Clubman chucks have the added feature of a narrower body front to back, enabling larger pieces to be undertaken. This newly designed body, produced from a single billet of stainless steel, gives maximum concentricity and minimises vibration during use.

The SK80 is available in two thread options and the SK100 has a range of four thread options. Both are supplied with a chuck key and feature the SafetyJaw accessory mounting jaws which have rounded corners. The SK80 retails at £79.96 inc vat and the SK100 starts at £82.96 inc vat (£84.95 for T23)*. All Axminster chucks are part of an excellent woodturning chuck system, including an extensive range of jaws and accessories to suit just about every woodturner’s needs.

For more information, visit or cal 03332 406406.

*Pricing valid until 31/12/13.


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"The Dublin Docklands Christmas Festival, St.George’s Dock, IFSC 12th – 23rd December 2013



The 9th year of the Dublin Docklands Christmas Festival is back, promising to be bigger and better than ever before with new instalments, events and attractions. The event is a fabulous tradition of magical festive treats and fun for everyone, with average footfall reaching approximately 250,000 people over the course of the 12 days. Our traditional Artisan Food & Craft Market is open to traders of all kinds:  hot food, craft, artisan food, antique traders, health & wellbeing etc. The market will run from the 12th - the 23rd of December and will take place around Saint George's Dock and inside the beautifully restored CHQ building. For more information and booking forms, please contact RAW Marketing  & Artisan Events :


+353 1 4969883
+353 879163165 "



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The 2013 RDS National Crafts Competition Exhibition


Excellence on Exhibition:

The 2013 RDS National Crafts Competition & Student Art Awards Exhibition will open to the public on August 2.

We would like to invite you to visit this year’s RDS National Crafts Competition & Student Art Awards Exhibition at the RDS Concert Hall this August.

There has been a history of supporting craft in the RDS since 1888 and the RDS National Crafts Competition today still aims to promote the practice of craft in Ireland and to encourage the highest standards of design and technique in disciplines ranging from basketry and ceramics, to furniture and jewellery.

The RDS Student Art Awards are open to art students of all award-bearing courses in Ireland and encompasses the RDS Taylor Art Award, which is one of the most prestigious art awards in Ireland. The Exhibition will feature fine art, photography, painting, drawing, print-making, multimedia and installation.

RDS National Crafts Competition & Student Art Awards Exhibition

August 2 : 10am to 5pm (free entry)

August 7-11 during the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show (visit for tickets – times vary). 

RDS Concert Hall, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

RDS Student Art Awards Travelling Exhibition

September 7 - October 25: Luan Gallery, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

RDS National Crafts Competition Travelling Exhibition

September 6 - October 26: Mid-Antrim Museum, The Braid, Ballymena, Co. Antrim

November 2 – 30: Strule Arts Centre, Omagh, Co. Tyrone

If you have any questions about the exhibition please contact us at the details below or visit

Best regards,

Eve Lalor

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Woodspun 2013

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Wanted - Rose Engine

A Rose Engine Lathe
Any condition considered.
Please contact Peter Lyons
00442891453099 land line
00447711933053 mob
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