Sounds like a good little deal to start with there.So I won't give my opinion on craftsman lathes
But anyway the question of what tools should I buy comes up quite a bit,But thats what folks are here for and thats to try an help.I would get on the lathe an do some turning for a bit and try different small projects to see what you may enjoy more than other things,example you may try spindles and not like it or you may go for bowls,platters,goblets an thing of that type.Then if an when you think HEY I like turnin bowls,then if you don't already have one,then look for a good bowl gouge.You don't want to just go out an spend 2 or 3 hundred bucks on tools,then find you don't like half of em.Good luck with your new toy an keep us updated as there are plenty of good folks out there that are more than willing to help.
One thing I did find quite essential.......... a Face Sheild!
Wearing glasses just doesn't quite cut it.
Everyones tips are greatly appreciated!
This site actualy gave me the inspiration to get into some turning. Seeing pictures of the projects works wonders (& seeing my never ending 'too good to toss' odds and ends)
Thanks Ken, just curious, what's your opinion on this lathe? Not that I'm trying to be cynical, but just wondering.
It's true about blowing a wad of dough on some tools, that get used, maybe once.......don't get me going on some of the router bits I have
PTownSubbie...that is a GREAT link for the book! Very informative & just what I need. The wolverine system seems a good way to go. I love using a sharp tool
, just hate sharpening them
Thanks Termite....unfortunately, I don't have anyone in my area that turns, surprisingly, nor do I even know anyone that does! on the other hand I have no problem with teaching myself. I value every bit I learn.