Lathe Accessories

Turning is its own specialty, and turners have developed a wide variety of cutting tools, some of them highly customized, that can be roughly divided into four basic groups: gouges, scrapers, chisels and parting tools. Like carving tools, they come in
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  • The Lathe Accessory Everyone NeedsThe Lathe Accessory Everyone Needs

    by Ralph Tursini

    You've purchased a lathe and a decent set of turning gouges. You've started to turn. Now that you're serious about turning, what should be your next big purchase? ...

  • Turning Gouge PrimerVideo: Turning Gouge Primer

    with Mike Mahoney

    Why are there so many different gouges?

  • Update: Turning-Tool DevelopmentsUpdate: Turning-Tool Developments

    by AuthorID: 0 could not be found

    Production problems ending for Glaser Hitec; Stuart Batty develops innovative new tools

  • Turning Tools RedesignedTurning Tools Redesigned

    by David Heim

    CET Inc. launches innovative CryoSteel turning tools and reissues Jerry Glaser Hitec line

  • Use a Boring Bar for Hollow-Vessel TurningVideo: Use a Boring Bar for Hollow-Vessel Turning

    with Howard Lewin

    Drill an entrance hole, then cut from the center out for a thin-walled vessel

  • All About Turning Tools and AccessoriesAll About Turning Tools and Accessories

    by Scott Gibson

  • Scrapers Refine Turned SurfacesScrapers Refine Turned Surfaces

    by Richard Raffan

    If used properly in wood turning, a scraper will limit the amount of sanding required. In this article Richard Raffan shares his tips for using scrapers to smooth ...

  • Skew-Chisel BasicsSkew-Chisel Basics

    by Richard Raffan

    Professional turner Richard Raffan explores the essentials of turning wood with a skew chisel. He explains how to grind and sharpen the tool, and offers lessons ...

  • Adjustable Lathe JawsAdjustable Lathe Jaws

    by Jim Leslie

    A finely produced turning should display no telltale signs of how it was mounted on a lathe, writes Jim Leslie. He decided to build his own adjustable jaws and ...

  • Gouges for the LatheGouges for the Lathe

    by Ernie Conover

    Ernie Conover has noticed that anyone who learns how to handle a gouge with aplomb will be far along the road to mastering turning itself. There are three types ...

  • The Bowl GougeThe Bowl Gouge

    by Peter Child

    There are three types of woodturning gouges, writes Peter Child: one designed for bowls, one for between-center coving and small rounds, and one for roughing square ...

Product Finder: Related Products

Carter Products - Hollow Roller Vessel Turning System

The new Hollow Roller from Carter Products gives you everything you need to hollow a vessel of any size or shape

Rockler - Center Finder/Caliper Gauge

Small steps, graduated in 1/8-in. increments, make setting calipers a breeze.

Lee Valley - Hollowing Tool

(1 user review)

Developed by a woodworker from New Zealand, this hollower tool eliminates the risk of dig-ins and catches when turning wood.

Oneway Manufacturing - Lathe Steady Rest

(2 user reviews)

The One Way spindle steady rest features a three-wheeled grip that prevents vibration when turning long stock on the lathe.

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