What is a woodturning chisel?   

     
     
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Woodturning chisels are a group of tools used in conjunction with a lathe. For more information on lathes, see the page entitled: What is a woodturning lathe?

 
     
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A woodturning chisel typically has a long metal blade with a sharp, shaped cutting edge connected to a long wooden handle.

 
     
 Wood turning woodturning lathe work tools chisel chisels gouge roughing out spindle lathing workshop wonkee donkee tools DIY guide A woodturning lathe is designed to cut and shape pieces of wood that are turned on a lathe, including table legs, stair spindles, pepper mills, bowls and dishes.   
     
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Although called "chisels" there are, in fact , several different types of woodturning tool:

  • Chisels

  • Gouges

  • Parting tools

  • Scrapers

For more information, see What are the different types of woodturning chisel?
 
     
     
     
     
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