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Basic Tools, Equipments and Woodturning Supplies

By Psquare Subscribe to RSS | July 31st 2012 | Views:

Woodturning is a unique hobby where a wood turner gives different shapes to a piece of wood with the help of various tools, equipments and woodturning supplies. Woodturning is one of the fields of woodworking where a stationery tool, generally a lathe machine is used to cut and shape a moving piece of wood. With this technique, a wood turner can create many complicated shape and design from wood.

As with any hobby, woodturning also need some amount of investment, which is generally in the form of tools, equipments and woodturning supplies. Let us go through some of these basic tools, equipments and woodturning supplies that are essential for any woodturning project.

Lathe – it is the most vital equipment that is required for woodturning. A piece of wood is attached to this lathe and is rotated quickly. With the help of other woodturning tools a definite shape is given to this moving piece of wood. Lathe comes in different sizes and for different purposes. For woodturning, you should get the special lathe that can turn woods. Furthermore, if you are planning for smaller woodturning projects such as making pens or kitchen cutlery, a small size lathe machine is suitable for you. If you are also limited with space, then a small lathe machine is adequate.

Gouge Set – gouges are chiseling type tools but instead of having flat edged blade, they are angled or curved in a cross section. There are different types of gouges required for different woodturning projects. Some can help you to give rough shapes whereas some can help you give detailed shapes.

Chisel Set –wide range of chisel sets are used to cut beads, smooth spindles and add various details while turning wood. If you happen to take any spindle woodworking project, then this is an essential tool for you project.

Parting Tool & Scraper – parting tool is basically a pointed tool that is used to separate wood from the lathe machine on the other hand a scraper is a tool that is used to scuff wood fibres. Some scrapers are sharp enough that has the ability to cut the wood.

Woodturning Supplies – there are lots of woodturning supplies available from local woodworking supplier or can be bought online. It all depends on you woodworking projects. If you are making pens then you will need pen blanks, pen kits, pen mill reamer, bushing, etc. and if you are making decorative wood piece then you will be requiring insert clocks, weather instruments, souvenir items, etc.

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P-Square agencies is a specialist mail order company offering woodturning supplies in Australia. We provide high quality products like acrylic pen blanks, pen turning Supplies, kitchen cutlery, salt & pepper grinders etc which are suitable for all. For more information, please visit:

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