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Wood Turning Tools

Wood Turning Tools

These must be strong and hardwearing in order to withstand the pressure of lathe work, where force is applied across as well as along the blade. The various shapes and sizes are illustrated, but in general they fall into four categories.

Chisels

These are straight end, diamond point, round nose and skew and are used for smoothing and finishing cuts. Turning chisels are usually ground on both sides for cutting in either direction in a planing action.

Gouges

For stock removal, roughing and sizing.

Parting Off Tools

For parting off finished work and squaring off ends.

Scrapers

For hollowing.

Handles

Wood turning tools have much larger handles, which need to be good quality strong hardwood to withstand the pressures of lathe work.

Honing

Wood turning tools should be sharpened in a different way, ensuring that they are honed along the lines of the ground shapes in which they are supplied. Second bevels should not be applied to wood turning tools on which they can be dangerous.