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post #1 of 7 Old 11-18-2009, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
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I was given a lathe for Christmas last year and was able to clean up the house enough to start a shop area a few weeks ago. The lathe was purchased used and is an older craftsman with a 38" bed. It came with various chucks, replacement parts and some tools. It looks like it came with craftsman 8mm Spindle gouge, 1/2 in. skew chisel, 1/16 in. parting tool, a 1/2 round scraper. There were also two other tools that I'm not sure what brand or what they are. I'm wondering what other tools would be the best to start with. I'm thinking a bowl and spindle gouge but what size will be the most versatile?
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post #2 of 7 Old 11-18-2009, 05:46 PM
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I would recommend starting with either or both a 1/2" or 3/8" bowl gouge as both are very versatile.Here is a great place to deal with.Just look thru them and get what your budget allows,as they are all nice tools.If you can make your own handles then I woild highly recommend Doug Thompsons tools,because I think they are the best,but they come unhandled.I have about five of them.You also can go on ebay as there are a few sellers that sell these tools at a low price.Not the best tools,but will do a pretty good job for you.Just DON"T by those full sets anywhere as you will use maybe one or two of them and the rest will just collect dust.Hope this helps and good luck.

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As far as bowl gouges, I agree with a 1/2" or 3/8" bowl gouge, I started with a fingernail grind on mine. What I don't see in the mix is a roughing gouge. Can you post a pic of the yet unknown tools?

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One of them looks like some sort of roughing gouge and the other looks more like a chisel than a turning tool. It's maybe 3/8 wide and have a square cutting surface. I'll try to get some pics of the whole set up tonight.
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One other tool you should have is is a parting tool,I would get the diamond parting tool.You should find it pretty cheap as you don't really need a high dollar one.Let us know if we can help out any more. Good luck OH I allmost forgot,Welcome to the dark side and as you will find out,there is no escape

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I've been turning off and on for years. My dad had a lathe with a 4 foot bed that he bought initially to turn kayak paddle shafts. We eventually started turning bowls and pens onces he got a mini lathe. I've only started my own collection in the past few weeks. I was lucky enough that the lathe he gave me had just about all the basics but just enough for me to want more. So far I've only turned a small 4" or so bowl on it, but I need to get started on Christmas presents pretty quick here.
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