How To Select Woodturning Tools
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These are the lathe tools that I use.From front to back, they are: a 3/4″ roughing gouge; a 3/4″ spindle gouge; a 1/4″ 'lady finger' gouge; a 1/2″ spindle gouge; 3/4″, 1/2″ and 1/4″ skews; a 1/2″ diamond point; and a 3/16″ parting tool.
When it comes to turned furniture components, you only have a few options.You can buy mass-produced factory-turned components that do not accurately recreate the fine details in period furniture; you can make friends with a turner; or you can invest in a lathe and turn your own.
If you decide to go with the third option you'll need some woodturning tools (in addition to your lathe).This can seem like a huge additional investment but you might not need quite as much as you think.
In this excerpt from 'Woodturning Techniques: Furniture & Cabinetmaking,' award-winning furniture maker Mike Dunbar explains which woodturning tools you'll need.Selecting Woodturning Tools Most novice turners have two major misconceptions about lathe tools.
First, someone who has not worked on the lathe imagines turning to be a herculean struggle between himself and the wood, in which he is required to be armed with hefty tools.Second, novice turners assume that in order to...