The spindle gouge, ½” bowl gouge, the diamond parting tool, the ½” round
nose scraper and the 1”oval skew are the foundation turning tools ~ good for
90% + of all turnings.
All furniture turnings must use dimensionally stable wood with a moisture
content of no higher than 8%. Wooden bowls and vessels can be green
(high moisture %) and turn easier when wet.
Specialty Tool Tip:
Dial in variable speed greatly enhances turning capacities. If the turning
vibrates – just dial the speed lower until it runs smooth.
Four jaw chucks with various interchangeable jaws add professional
touches to turnings.
Always wear a face shield when you turn!