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help..turning tools!

Yesterday, I was rummaging through my dads hand tools and found a set of Buck Bros wood turning tools. Is anyone familiar with that brand? I saw them at our local hardware store for $90 a pack! Is that a good brand? Also, I took them out in the garage and realized I have no idea how to hold them on the stabilizer or basically, how to use them at all. Is there a good video or anybody that could give me a quick rundown?
Thanks, I do not need to know everything, as I will be practicing quite a bit, but just some of the basics to get me started for now.
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post #2 of 2 Old 02-14-2012, 10:39 PM
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Buck Brothers tools are good. They are high carbon steel where most new turning tools are High Speed Steel. You have to be very careful when sharpening. If you blue the edge it will lose it's temper at that point and won't hold an edge very long. Once you've ground past that point it will hold an edge again so just sharpen often and use very light pressure.
I have quite a few video's out to help out turners. However none of them are complete lessons. The will help you sharpen and use the tools. You can skip the Hunter tools for now just look at the sharpening and other videos.
Go to and type in john60lucas. You should be able to see them all that way.
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