Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Northern Wisconsin
I was given an older...circa early 1950's shopsmith from my wifes great grandfather. I have never turned anything before but the pieces to use the shopsmith as a lathe are there, just no tools. I have been reading this forum and other online articles about turning. However, I'm wondering if a guy can get started turning with a set of tools and if down the road I am able and like it I could upgrade a tool at a time or something. Would some of the sets out there work....I've seen 4, 6, and 8 piece sets anywhere from 50 to 400 dollars. Do you have any recommendations for a set that would get me started...I'd rather not start with the best and pay out tons to figure out I don't like doing it. I realize the better the tool the better the results...but I'm not sure what I think about turning yet and would like to give it a shot.