What turning tools do you need to start woodturning?
Henry Taylor Tools, based in Sheffield, has a huge range of over
4000 tools (including the carving tools). I counted 320 different woodturning
tools in their price list and the number is increasing every month with the introduction
of special tools designed by leading international woodturners. We are proud to
have designed, and helped to design, a few of their tools. Other tools in the
range were developed by famous names such as Richard Raffan, Rude Osolnik and
However you will be pleased to know that you do not need anything like 320 tools in your tool set. You may have read somewhere that many woodturners get away with using only three or four tools for 95% of woodturning and this is indeed possible, especially when you are more proficient.