A woodworking haven.

We are located at Maken North Studios, in a sun-filled room overlooking the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA. Dovetail’s wood shop features lathes by Robust Tools, Thompson Lathe Tools, MiniMax band saw, Laguna helical planer, Powermatic helical jointer, sander and drill press, Powermatic, Nova, and Delta lathes, multiple grinding stations with CBN wheels and Wolverine jigs for sharpening, three zone dust collection with individual ports to major wood cutting machines, SuperMax drum sander, scroll saws, piped compressed air, downdraft table, multiple work benches and embellishing tables.


We are a proud Dealer of Robust Lathes & Accessories.

“Robust lathes are only sold direct and by Woodturning Professionals. These dealers regularly use Robust lathes for their personal work and teach on them as well. When you speak to one of them you can be sure you are speaking with someone who knows woodturning and more than a little about Robust lathes. Not just everyone gets to do this.

Robust dealers don’t compete with each other on price, a firm policy that honors the investment you make when you purchase a lathe.

While there are no geographical restrictions on our dealers, there may be some advantages to working with someone close to you. For instance, a free test drive, help with delivery, or a complimentary turning lesson. Talk to the individual dealer to learn more.”

Brent English

Owner, Robust Tools