toolsWoodturning Tools for Woodturning Basics with Nick Cook

Special Note: The school has a full complement of tools for each student. So if you wish, you may like to wait to purchase tools until after you have taken one or more classes. Do not feel compelled to buy any of the following tools before coming to class. Many individuals like to have their own tools. All you really need is eye protection.

Necessary tools:

Nice to have but not necessary tools:

High Speed Steel (HSS) turning tools are recommended but not absolutely necessary, especially if you are buying new ones. HSS tools will last much longer and require less time at the grinder. There is less chance of overheating the tool and drawing the temper at the grinder with HSS.

You may also bring additional tools, chucks, sharpening systems or special wood you wish to use or need assistance with.