Turning Mandrels

 To place an order you must e-mail Billy Vivona at xlrods@yahoo.com. Payments can be made via Paypal, check, or money order. Everything is shipped USPS by weight from zip 10306

These mandrels are based off a pen mandrel, and are designed to be used to turn: wood, acrylic, cork or EVA. Each has a threaded section with 2 nuts to lock the piece on the mandrel. There is a 60 degree conical hole machined to fit in a live center. There are 2 spacers, and a lock collar. Standard length is 18″, but they can be ordered in shorter lengths, just let me know.

1/4″ (longest length 12″): $44     3/8″: $49     7/16″: $51    1/2″: $55    5/8″: $60    3/4″: $70   7/8″ $85


The EVA Turning Mandrels are the preferred choice for EVA turning and sanding. They are 18″ long and have a 60 degree conical hole machined in one side. The 3/8″ & 1/2″ mandrels are straight, the 5/8″ and 3/4″ have a machined shoulder on one end to allow them to fit in a 1/2″ jacobs drill chuck (the most common chuck used for holding mandrels).

3/8″  $15       1/2″  $20        5/8″  $30           3/4″  $35          7/8″ $40







*Note of caution – the tailstock lock handle MUST be tightened anytime you are turning a mandrel. The centrifugal force and vibration caused by turning/sanding WILL cause an unlocked tailstock to back off and the mandrel will come off the live center, and will cause serious injury. many builders have purchased a 1/2″ live center from PennStateIndustries as an added measure of safety. To use this on the 5/8″ and 3/4″ mandrel, you will need to purchase a 3/4″ jacobs chuck, or use 5/8″ and 3/4″ collet chucks. The 3 jaw chucks (micro and standard) are not recommended for holding mandrels.