Basic Set of Tools

We are often asked which tools are required for beginners to start woodturning. Here is a list of basic turning tools which every beginner should aim to have in their tool collection. The list has been prepared by John Morgan.

¾ inch Roughing Gouge

3/8 inch Spindle Gouge

½ inch Spindle Gouge

¼ inch Parting Tool

1/8  inch Parting Tool

1/16 inch  Parting Tool

¾  inch Rolled Edge Skew Chisel

3/8 inch Bowl  Gouge  [ finger nail profile]

¼ inch Bowl Gouge [finger nail profile]

1 inch Straight Edge Scraper

¾ inch Round Edge Scraper

½ inch skew Edge Scraper