Paul Howard Woodturner
Paul Howard Woodturner

Products Manufactured by Paul

I have started to manufacture a range of tools and equipment to assist the Woodturner achieve new and interesting turnings. 

See  Shop for price and delivery.


Jigs now used by many professional Turners

Simon Hope             

Nick Agar                  

Gary Rance               

Les Thorne                

Richard Findley        

Andrew Hall              

Mick Hanbury           

David Lowe     

Mark Sanger              

Roger Gubbin              




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                                    Fluting Jig




The new Fluting Jig is full adjustable to suit faceplate and spindle work. The router is not included with the Jig.


Routers with collar sizes up to 65mm diameter can be fitted. 43 mm is a common size (Trend T4)  an adaptor is supplied for this size.

Some older demountable Routers have a 42mm collar so we will supply a 0.5mm shim to fit this type. Adapters can be supplied to fit any collar size up to 65mm Max.

The Makita RT0700CX4/2 710W Router Trimmer has a 65mm body and will fit the jig, it also has the advantage of taking the 1/4 and 3/8 shank cutters as with the Trend T4


Pistol Drills with a collar size of 43mm can now be fitted to the jig for drilling operations.


There are many die grinders and hand tools with a parallel collar that can be fitted.

The jig will follow the form of a turned item without the need for templates for normal flutes.



Suitable PPE (personal protection equipment) must be worn when using this Jig. Full Face and Eye protection must be worn.


Care must be taken with trailing cables to ensure they do not become trapped between the jig and the Lathe Bed.



Hinge Base Kit

Hinge base fitted to original metal base and clamped to a baseboard on the bed of the lathe.


Demountable Routers that will fit the Jig

All jigs now supplied with offset bush holder.

The offset will allow deeper access to the inside of Platter rims.

We have found some Routers have a 44 mm collar so we can supply a suitable mounting block. Adaptors can be custom made for most tools with a parallel collar less than 44 mm diameter. Please contact us for advice.

index_system.jpeg Index System


Index System

60 48 36 14 Hole pattern Disc is 250 mm Dia

Clamping system for positive location

33mm Spindle Standard

1 x 8 Spindle Adaptor

1 1/2 x 6 and other sizes to order.

Fit Lathes with 5” (130mm) Spindle Height above bed.


Index Disc 14, 36, 48 and 60-hole patterns allow for

14 Hole pattern makes 2-7-14 evenly spaced

36 Hole pattern makes 2-3-4-9-12-18-36 evenly spaced

48 Hole pattern makes 2-3-4-6-8-12-16-24-48 evenly spaced

60 Hole pattern makes 2-3-4-5-6-10-12-15-20-30-60 evenly spaced

Skip Holes to get even more combinations

The disc is made from Aluminium and Precision cut on a CNC machine.

Spindle adaptors supplied for any Spindle Size

Standard M33

Standard 1” x 8

Standard 1 1/2” x 6

Standard 1 ¼ x 8

Standard ¾ x 16

Other sizes can be supplied at no extra cost


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Index System Fitted to

Large and Small Lathe



Platter rim decorated with the new hinge attachment that fits under the base of the jig




                                             Base Hinge Attachment

 The attachment can be used to decorate Platter rims, Box Lids and many other turnings.

New Idea using a Drill in the Jig

New Sphere Turning Jig

Video clip setting up the jig and making a sphere



Updated Jig with new 2 Screw Clamping System and 8mm lead screw

Ajustable Quill Stop to Repeat Sphere Sizes

Sphere Jig for Record Maxi 1 now available from stock

The Maxi 1 Spindle is offset by 46mm

The jig can still be used on standard machines.

 New Sphere Jig

Jig fitted to the Startos Twister Lathe.

Lathe supplied by Hope Woodturning
This is a video setting up and using the Sphere Jig

Fluting Jig fitted to a simple swivel base to produce internal and external curves.

A set of drawings for the base will be available soon.

New Revolving Cup Chuck Arbour

Make your own revolving cup chucks or centres to suit the job you are doing.

Can be used to support thin finials, box lids ect.

Arbour comes with 6 O rings (32mm 26mm and 16mm) and a length of 4mm O ring cord.

The cup chucks can be made from wood or plastic and turned to the shape and size you need. Sizes 1 and 2 MT Now avaliable


They cost £25.00 plus P & P

Copy Fingers and Bars

Bars 19mm (3/4") 500mm Long Extendable  £12.00 Each

Copy Fingers £12.50.Each 

Please email or call your requierments and we will work out the shipping cost 



Cup Chuck Arbour
Cup Chuck Rotary End V2 Bearing.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [29.9 KB]
Sphere Jig Manual and Instuctions
Sphere Jig Manual V1.3.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.1 MB]
Turning Spheres
One of the methods I use to turn a Sphere
Turning Spheres.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [773.6 KB]
How to make an Owl
Owl Instructions.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [113.2 KB]
Fluting Jig Manual
Howard Fluting Jig Manual Rev 4.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.2 MB]
Index System
Lathe index system to fit most lathes. Standard Spindle sizes or Custom Sizes can be supplied at no extra cost.
Index Plate with Arm.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [66.1 KB]
Fluting Jig Hinge Attachment
Hinge Base 2020.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [146.2 KB]
Fluting Jig and Index System
Adobe Acrobat document [2.5 MB]
Rotary Base Fluting Jig
Drawings to make your own rotary table for the Fluting Jig
Rotary Base Fluting Jig.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [442.8 KB]
Fluting Jig Cutters
Cutters _3.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [189.9 KB]

Paul Howard

29 Newbridge Road

Tiptree Colchester


Tel: +44 (0)1621 815654

Mob +44 (0)7966 188559


New Sphere Jig now ready.

Turn Spheres from small to 300mm Diameter.

Carbide Cutter for consistent results.

Fits flatbed lathes from 120mm to 250mm Spindle Height

Riser Blocks Included.

Additional Riser Blocks Avaliable

Please Email Spindle Height Details if more than 250mm When Ordering.

Centralising Block Included


Round Bed Bar Version Available  to fit Record Power and other Lathes with Dual Round Bars and Spindle heights from 125mm.



New Fluting Jigs all come with the offset bush holder.

A Pistol Drill with a 43mm collar can be mounted in the Jig with the latest modifications

Fluting Jig can now accept Makitia Router up to 65mm Dia

New Index System now Avail


60 48 36 14 positions.



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