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Clark Woodturning Tools

We are currently experiencing a severe delay in completing orders due to a shop move and effects from Covid.  We are in the new building but cannot make parts because of delays in getting the electrical upgraded for our machines.  At this point, we are enlisting another shop's help.  A new electrical contractor has been hired and hopefully they will be able to finish the job.


At TSDr, LLC , we manufacture tools for wood-turning lathes featuring; the Clark Steady Rest, the patented Clark Deep Hollowing System, as well as the Clark Sphere Turning Jig! Have peace of mind in The Dr's systems, we will work with you to make you happy and will not settle till your are 100% satisfied. All of our tooling systems are designed and manufactured to order by Dr. Keith and Alex Clark.

  • Custom made to order
  • Multi System compatibility
  • 18 plus years of experience
  • Made in Oklahoma City, USA 
  • “BUILT TANK-TOUGH”

Clark Hollowing System on a Oneway Lathe with Fulcrum Support Tube

Clark Deep Hollowing

Clark Deep Hollowing System Don't be limited by other systems - paired with a Clark Steady Rest, the proper cutting tip, our guarded tool rest, and our Fulcrum Support Tube accessory, this system cannot be beaten!

  • Fits all lathes including minis

  • Hollow WELL beyond 20’’ with new ULTRA

  • Video Thickness Guide

  • Easy to use

  • Total system compatibility

  • Superior quality

  • Made in the USA

A red cplored Clark Steady Rest with 3 arms rotated to clear a laser thickness guide

Clark Steady Rest

Clark Steady Rests - customized to fit your lathe with color, number/position of arms, and base style ready to fit your personal lathe.

  • Proven to stand test of time

  • Heavy duty

  • Fully customized

  • Made in the USA

  • BUILT TANK-TOUGH

A red Clark Sphere Turning Jig

Clark Sphere Turning Jig

Clark Sphere Turning Jig uses 2 thrust bearings and has gross and fine adjustments of diameter.

  • Concave and convex shapes

  • Large diameter bowls and platters

  • largest Jig on the market

  • Made in the USA

  • Tight, smooth and strong

  • Create more than just spheres



 

Clark Ultra

The new accessory pictured here provides and extension from the standard 1.25" to a 1.75" diameter bar which includes a larger FULCRUM SUPPORT TUBE to allow the basic Clark Deep Hollowing System to hollow vibration free to beyond 3 feet deep while preserving all the features of the standard system! We now have a completely expandable setup to accommodate a wider depth of hollowing and an improved experience between 12 and 36 inches deep! Click on the photo...

Clark ULTRA Hollowing
 
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HOLLOWING SYSTEM

  • Steady Rest, Clark Deep Hollowing System, Laser Thickness Guide, Fulcrum Support Tube in action

John Leggett demonstrates the full system in action with a 3 arm Clark Steady Rest on a 20" swing Powermatic lathe.

 
 

Video Thickness Guide

Now thickness indication with camera and TV much improves the awareness of where the cutter tip is located inside the wood being hollowed. Turners have said that this if far superior to using a laser guide!

New Segmented Hollowing Bar

This is the new design for out hollowing bar. Now the standard bar is 30" long to allow hollowing to the same 20-30 inch depth but has basically a handle 18" long to extend the bar to allow a portion to attach the laser onto. The laser can now be easily removed or replaced just by taking the extension on and off for a much more convenient deployment of laser or camera thickness guide device. The extension can also be used as a hollowing bar for external use or small hollowing projects. The extension can be used as a handle for general turning! The 30" hollowing bar can be used for smaller projects. You can order a 24" bar with 12" extension for a mini lathe with 12-14 inch swing.

Deep hollowing a large mesquite burl with the Clark Deep Hollowing System and Steady Rest

John Tisdale of Dallas Texas creates unique and large hollow forms from mesquite burls. This is a very challenging task. See him working on perhaps the largest mesquite burl ever hollowed. The 700 pound hunk of gnarly wood has required many special modifications in his shop.

VB lathe adaptor to allow use of the Clark Deep Hollowing System

VB Lathe Owners take note-- Use our tools on VB Lathes!

TSDr, LLC  is proud to announce a new Clark Woodturning Tool!

We have developed an accessory to allow VB LATHE owners to use our Clark Deep Hollowing System and Clark Sphere Turning Jig!

  • You can even use the hollowing system for external turning!

Please contact Keith or Alex for more information.


This video is meant to be viewed by those serious about experiencing the Clark Deep Hollowing System.

  • Any size lathe - from a desktop mini with 12" swing to any very large swing lathe.

  • See the system used externally!

1/8" chips with ease

Watch us novice turners easily pulling out 1/8" thick ribbons of wood from deep within the reaches of this log!

Angle of cutter nailed..

See how our 'Angle of Attack Adjustment Feature' that makes changing the angle of the cutting tip easy!

Steady rest can save the day...

The 'oh shit' moment happens when the large log flies off the lathe...