A few of the tools i have made.
1. is a jig for sharpening chisels, skew and others.
2. is for gouges, my wifes father bought one that look very much like this cost him £80 and i prefer mine, the plans for this i think are on my webpage will check its the right one, you dont have to have great skills to make it, print the pattern out at 100% and print a couple of copys then use weak pva glur to glue them onto bits of ply, the bits with the bolts in are made of 4mm mdf and i coated them in thin super glue, in fact the hole thing was glued and covered with a thin coat of super glue also activator, works great, if your not very good with sharpening gouges, you will be after makeing this. And you need shape tools always or give up turning as you will never get anywhere.
3. this is a spring punch that i put a bit of a knob on to save my parms hurting, okay im a baby but it works good, gives a biginner a bit of practice at turning as well.
4 this was a cheap old skew gave it a new handle and re ground it for making a small undercut in boxes that i put screw thread on.
5. this is 1 of 2 the metal shaft was an old screwdriver added a handle and cut a bit out of the bottom with an angle grinder and then drilled and bolted a metal lathe tool bit to it, this works great for getting rid of most of the meterial from boxes vase deep hollowing.
6. this is just a small jacobs chuck mounted onto a handle great for drilling the center bit of the work out and also i use small taps for doing small internal threads.
7. this is the 2nd of the 2 hollowing tools, much the same as the other apart from longer and a round stem this i found in a cheap tool shop was a tap wrench. the lathe tool tips can be found cheap on ebay diff shapes and sizes, these tools are great cost nothing really and work just as good and at the end of it you only need the tip the rest is not cost effective. again on my site there is a pdf on makeing a few tools download it and get biz.
8 & 9 Are bothe for sanding the first is threaded bar with a golf ball on the end then a wooden bit with a bit toold out to except the ball then a nut and some rubber cover, you can trap sandpaper into it and is great for deep sanding, this is based on a bought one cost me £20 i love it but found it a bit short so made mine own. The other is just a passive sander handle with a skateboard bearing and an old sanding pad cut down.
I hope that you get something out of this, there are a few more so will update another time happy turning guys.