Hello , I'm new to turning & I'm getting a space ready for my Nova lathe. I
see Woodcraft is offering an 8 piece high-speed steel turning set for approx
$150, reduced for $229. Anyone have experience with these? Would they be
good tools or just a waste? I have no turning tools yet...
Thanks, appreciate the feedback.
On Mon, 04 May 2009 12:39:24 -0400, Chris Fitzpatrick wrote:
Yes, they are a good set, but for just starting out you need to not only
learn to turn, but learn to sharpen. Harbor Freight had, and may still
have, a set of HSS tools for a lot less. They're not as good, and you
may throw them out in disgust in a year or so, but in the meantime you
won't worry as much about grinding off good chunk while learning to
sharpen. And by then you'll know enough to go to Woodcraft and buy
individual tools to suit your style/taste instead of a general purpose
Intelligence is an experiment that failed - G. B. Shaw
For less than $20 a tool, it's a good way to start..
At the $229 price, I'd buy elsewhere for a new turner..
As others have said, it's not the turning that uses up tools, it's the
Hardest part for me was learning the difference between "grinding" and
"sharpening", and until you do, learn sharpening on cheap chisels.. YMWV
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