This starter set of turning tools contains a 1" roughing out gouge, a 3/4" skew chisel, a 1/2" spindle gouge, and a 1/4" parting tool. It�s a good basic selection. The tools cover all the fundamental operations, the sizes are right for typical turning work.
The Bowl starter set is meant to build on the basic starter set and includes 1/4" and 1/2" bowl gouges, a 1" radius scraper and a 3/4" shear scraper. You�ll still need the tools in the starter set for your bowl turning, but these additional tools will be needed, especially to work the inside of your piece.
Except where noted all tools are made of high speed steel (HSS) and are sold handled. Tony Iles hand finishes each and every turning tool himself and is proud that every tool is shipped with its surfaces ground and edges broken. These are tools that will feel wonderful in the hand, with a heft makes them feel very solid - a real aid in turning. All the tools are shipped sharp and ready to use, although we fully expect many of you to customize the grinds to your particular working methods.
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. All Ashley Iles Tools are made in England.