When turning delicate spindles such as finials, it can be difficult to support the thin, flexible section protruding from the chuck so that it can be turned without deflecting away from the tool. It is for just this situation that the Planet (Rotur) Finial Mandrel Support Kit was devised. Essentially a live centre with interchangeable hollow support bushes, the head is fitted with low friction bearings enabling the centre spindlle, which supports the workpiece, to rotate very freely with very little torsional stress applied.
The support bushes are plastic so that they minimise any marking on the workpiece and can easily be re-drilled or turned to match the profile of the item being supported. Three bushes are supplied with the kit, being of approx. 6mm, 4mm and 3mm bore respectively. The bushes are retained within the rotating spindle of the support but may easily be pushed out for interchange using a 5/16" (8mm) diameter knockout bar, or similar, - or a standard pencil!
The outer housing, or head, of the centre does not rotate in use.
Morse Fitting: No. 1MT (Also available in 2MT fitting)
Body Diameter: 31mm (1.25 in.) (approx.)
The Rotur brand has for many years been known to woodturners worldwide, associated with well designed top quality woodturning tools and accessories. Planet Plus Ltd are continuing to manufacture this range to the highest standard, ensuring the woodturner accurate workmanship.