Kel McNaughton Carvers Jig
Sets A New Standard

Kelton Jig main components

The Kel McNaughton Carvers Jig is one of the most exciting new woodturning tools to come along in years! One of the significant challenges woodturners face is how to securely and comfortable hold their project when embellishing the surface with carving, piercing, inlays or colouring agents. A jig for carving must not only offer a rock solid hold, but it must also allow movement in as many directions as possible. This movement allows the user to position the project for easier access in hard to reach areas, while maintaining an ergonomically comfortable working position.

The Kel McNaughton new Carvers Jig achieves this through its innovative new design that incorporates a lockable ball and socket head with a two position base plate and a mounting arm that can be rotated 360 degrees. In addition to virtually unlimited movement, the Kel's Jig offers multiple options for mounting the jig including on your bench top, in your lathe banjo, or in a carving vice allowing maximum flexibility and ergonomic comfort when you’re using the jig. The Kelton Carving Jig is made with heavy-duty steel components for a rock-solid hold on your project.

Kelton's new locking ball and socket design

The carving jig is easy to position and can be quickly moved to different mounting locations. Available accessories include faceplates, tapered carving screws and a spindle replicator that allows you to mount projects using your existing scroll chuck, or faceplates. This is an important feature, as it allows you to embellish projects without removing them from the original lathe fixing, which helps to keep the project running true when it’s mounted and dismounted multiple times.

The Kel McNaughton new Carvers Jig sets the new standard for carving and embellishing jigs, allowing a near unlimited range of movement, coupled with extreme versatility in the mounting method, for ease of use and ergonomic comfort. This new jig will become one of the new “must have” tools for woodturners, wood carvers and crafts people who need a secure and versatile mounting method for their projects.

Kelton Jig mounting base


Safety Note: Always follow all manufacturers safety instructions before working with your lathe, or any of the tools or products you may use. If you are unsure about any operation, obtain competent professional instruction before proceeding. Use and wear all necessary safety devices during turning and observe safe woodturning practices to prevent accident or injury.


Steven D. Russell is a professional studio woodturner, teacher and writer. He has written numerous articles for international woodturning magazines, which have been published in more than 78 countries around the world. Steve has demonstrated in numerous cities across the United States. His studio, Eurowood Werks, specializes in bowls, platters and hollow forms with unique visual and tactile treatments.

Steve is also the current and founding President of the Lone Star Woodturners Association, Inc., an AAW member chapter. The LSWA is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization dedicated to teaching and demonstrating the art and craft of woodturning.

Steve is also a featured writer for the Guild of Master Craftsman's "Woodturning" magazine, published in London England. Woodturning magazine is the world's leading magazine for woodturners. Look for his articles covering technical topics, or project based articles in an upcoming issue.