My Modern Woodturning Tool Set

Click here for the demo handout PDF.

I like many turners, started out by purchasing a set of tools from a well known manufacturer. Then while attending classes, demos and symposiums, I learned that I did not need most of the tools in the set. Modern turners have moved on beyond the scrapers and spindle turning tools featured in the old fashion sets still sold by many well known manufactures.

Here are MY suggestions for a modern set of tools for new turners. Please, keep in mind that I do mostly medium size faceplate (bowl) turning with a little spindle turning here and there.

Updated: 9/7/2020: Beware! The 17” Craft Supplies USA Ash Tool Handle in the above handout is not longer available.

I now recommend using 1 or 2 of “Jimmy’s Quick Release Handles”. See my Travel Tool Set blog entry.