Everyone loves new toys, and buying a lathe can be a significant investment. Let’s take a simple look at lathes without getting too lost in the technical stuff.
Gouges are fabulous tools to use in all their shapes and sizes. This article introduces each of the ‘bits’ of gouges in general and their common names.
A perfect introduction to woodturning tools is a box set of six tools like those illustrated in this article. This box contains Spindle Roughing Gouge, Bowl Gouge, Spindle Gouge, Skew Chisel, Round Nose Scraper and a Parting Tool.
Personal Protection Equipment is a must for a safe working environment. Here are some guidelines on what are considered to be essential items for your protection and that of others in your workshop.
No matter how confident or experienced you are as a turner, safety in your workshop should always be front and centre in your mind – Not just for you, but for anyone in the workshop with you. Also remember, that the safety of your workshop is your responsibility.