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Mandrel, 3/4" Shoulder, 1/4"-20 Threads

Simplifies the process of turning the handles for our Cheese Knife, Cheese Plane and Pizza Server Turning Kits (#52836, #59844 and #59981, sold separately).
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For customers who have purchased our Cheese Knife, Cheese Plane and Pizza Server Turning Kits (#52836, #59844 and #59981, sold separately), this handy mandrel will have you cranking out handles like hotcakes. With a shoulder diameter that matches the final turned diameter of your handles, the mandrel eliminates the guesswork and repetitive measuring that you previously had to do as you brought the blank down to size. The mandrel also features a post that threads directly into the handle insert that comes with the turning kits, a touch that makes chucking the handle into your lathe simpler than ever before.

(1) Mandrel for Cheese Plane, Cheese Knives and Pizza Server
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Weight 0.1000
Tech Spec
  • Material: Steel
  • Shoulder Diameter: 3/4''
  • Threading: 1/4-20
3.9 / 5.0
32 Reviews
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Works as expected
May 21, 2020
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Love these mandrels
These are very nice mandrels that work great. The threads are clean and I found them to work great on my lathe
January 16, 2020
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
great tool
December 19, 2019
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Must have
Better than building your own. Made for a chuck, less runout using a 3/8” collet chuck with a drawbar. More stable as well. Either way, it’s a must have for these cool cheese knife kits.
December 7, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
mandrel, 3/4" shoulder
a simple tool that works as it was designed to work.
October 9, 2019
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
I’m quite happy with them.
I would recommend these arbours to anyone.
September 18, 2019
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
It works nicely
Hey it's a nice heavy duty mandrel. does what it's supposed to do!
May 14, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Fast and Easy to use
Using the mandrel makes turning the project go quicker. Would recommend.
October 7, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
This is a necessity if you are going to make the kits
The kits would be MUCH more difficult without this piece. It made a nice stable center. The diameter of the mandrel matched that of the kit, so it makes it easy to envision the finished product.
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Added Aug 19, 2018
August 19, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Works as planned
January 18, 2018
over 2 years ago
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Needed the Mandrel to turn the Cheese Plane
Daniel N on May 27, 2020
To make the cheese knife set.
Kristin on May 17, 2020
Needed the Mandrel to turn the Cheese Plane
Daniel N on May 27, 2020
To turn wedding cake knife and server kit
John P on May 22, 2020
To make the cheese knife set.
Kristin on May 17, 2020
Needed it for my pizza slice server project.
Terry L on May 13, 2020
I bought the bar tool set as a gift, and needed the mandrel to start the project.
Jack S on Apr 30, 2020
make a lot of small rockler wood turning projects!!
Jonathan D on Apr 23, 2020
To turn the Wedding Cake Serving Kit
John T on Apr 22, 2020
Because my other mandrel from you snap off the threads.
James H on Apr 20, 2020
for cheese plane
Douglas A on Apr 15, 2020
needed for turning 4 piece cheese knife kit
Jesse J on Apr 10, 2020
I need to finish a wood turning project for a gift
Mark O on Apr 2, 2020
For shoe horn & pizza kits
Dan Q on Mar 31, 2020
Needed to do a Rockler bar set project
Lee on Mar 29, 2020
The last one I ordered broke (Fatigue Failure?) so I need a new one and a backup in case it happens again!
William H on Mar 25, 2020
Needed it for bar set
James H on Mar 16, 2020
I bent the one I had and need a replacement
Annie W on Mar 13, 2020
Needed it for the Cake Serving kit. I believe it was overpriced but I had to have it.
Steve C on Feb 21, 2020
easier to turn handles
TOM C on Feb 19, 2020
This is a replacement for the one I wore out making cheese kits and cheese planers last year for Christmas presents.
Cary S on Jan 28, 2020
Necessary for making bar tools and cheese knives.
MLeWitt on Jan 8, 2020
I bought 2 so I could turn more pizza cutters and the 4-piece cheese knife sets.
Angi M on Jan 5, 2020
Need it
John B on Dec 27, 2019
For handle projects
Anita M on Dec 15, 2019
For a gift
Jean F on Dec 9, 2019
L I on Dec 8, 2019
Required for double jigger
Spencer B on Nov 30, 2019
Needed it for the complete set of Rockler Bar Tool Turning Kit
Robert Jacob C on Nov 28, 2019
Easier than making my own
Kim on Sep 28, 2019
need it for a kit I ordered.
L O on Sep 25, 2019
For my new lathe
Paul L on Aug 17, 2019
Needed (well, wanted) for cheese knife kit.
Malcolm R on Jul 21, 2019
need for kit
Brian L on Jul 14, 2019
needed it to turn cheese knife turning kit.
Steve C on Jul 8, 2019
Needed it
Dennis m on Dec 7, 2018
To keep shoe horn handle centered on both ends while turning.
Kenneth R on Dec 4, 2018
This is better than using a bolt in a drill chuck.
Patrick B on Dec 4, 2018
suggested for turning the shoe horn
B R on Nov 26, 2018
Need for gift
Allen Y on Nov 12, 2018
Simplifies turning the handle and the bottom of the handle
Turning Doc. on Nov 8, 2018
Great help in making handles for pizza cutters and ice cream scoops
Turning Doc. on Sep 12, 2018
Bud on Aug 17, 2018
Help in turning cheese planer
Shane C on Jul 29, 2018
fits the cheese knife, fork, kit
James R S on Apr 28, 2018
Donald D on Apr 7, 2018
necessary for projects such as cheese knives etc.
Anthony V on Apr 3, 2018
to make the shoe horn and other projects
ANTHONY on Feb 2, 2018
needed for project
Thomas S on Jan 21, 2018
needed for shoe horn turning kit
Gnugs on Dec 29, 2017
make turning easier
HERMANN L on Dec 23, 2017
Goes with pie server and pizza cutter
S A on Dec 14, 2017
To turn wedding cake knife and server kit
John P on May 22, 2020
Needed it for my pizza slice server project.
Terry L on May 13, 2020
Put the threaded insert on the mandrel and it immediately got stuck on because it tightened on when I inserted it to the wood blank. Any advice on getting it off? Trying to use pliers just ruined the threads on the insert. Would like to at least salvage the mandrel at this point.
Neil on Nov 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You could try pouring very hot (close to boiling) water over the insert. It should expand faster than the stainless steel mandrel. Use pliers or vice grip to remove insert. You can get replacement inserts at Lowe's. My mandrel sheared on the second or third use and I use the shoulder disc with a stainless steel bolt (head cut off) and a couple of stainless steel nuts; all from Lowe's. No problems with the home made unit.
On going; suggest you use a hex key to fit the insert in your blank, once the threads are cut, I epoxy mine in place.
Hope this helps.
Does this have a tapered #2, and is the screw removable?
Frank P on Jun 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This mandrel is meant for use in a Jacobs chuck in the headstock. It has no taper. I believe the screw can be removed.
will this work with the #2 morse taper and drill attachment?
Bill H on Dec 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes it will.
What size drill bit do you use for this mandrel 3/4 shoulder 1/4-20 threads ?
jack on Oct 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: A number 7 or 13/64 should work. Test on a scrap price first
Does this a taped end and is the removable?
Frank P on Jun 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: not a tapered end and it is not removable. Works very well with the item it is make for.
Would this chuck be sufficient to hold this mandrel or would i need something else?
Matt G on Jun 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The answer is Depends.... On the size of the piece you are turning. Under 2" diameter should be fine and lengthly wood, like a handle will need tail stock support via a live center.

What is the difference in a #1 and #2 mandrel?
Marshall M on Sep 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: #1 and #2 pertain to the geometry of the taper of tools that are directly inserted into the spindle or tailstock, but that does not apply to this item as it has no taper and is intended to be inserted into a chuck when used.
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