Reddit Reddit reviews Hurricane Turning Tools, Woodturning Three Piece Bowl Gouge Set, 1/4 Inches Flute, 3/8 Inches Flute, and 1/2 Inches Flute, High Speed Steel

We found 6 Reddit comments about Hurricane Turning Tools, Woodturning Three Piece Bowl Gouge Set, 1/4 Inches Flute, 3/8 Inches Flute, and 1/2 Inches Flute, High Speed Steel. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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Hurricane Turning Tools, Woodturning Three Piece Bowl Gouge Set, 1/4 Inches Flute, 3/8 Inches Flute, and 1/2 Inches Flute, High Speed Steel
Contains Three Separate Hurricane Bowl Gouges1/4" Bowl Gouge, (3/8" Bar Stock), 3/8" Bowl Gouge, (1/2" Bar Stock), 1/2" Bowl Gouge, (5/8" Bar Stock)Made from High Speed Steel (HSS), Last up to 8X longer than Carbon Steel
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6 Reddit comments about Hurricane Turning Tools, Woodturning Three Piece Bowl Gouge Set, 1/4 Inches Flute, 3/8 Inches Flute, and 1/2 Inches Flute, High Speed Steel:

u/Silound · 3 pointsr/turning

Another inexpensive option also is the 3-pc Hurricane Bowl Gouge Set. I've purchased a number of these now because they're decent quality HSS and I don't want to waste more expensive tool steel when I need to re-grind a tool for a one-off project.

u/Nenotriple · 2 pointsr/turning

The Hurricane Tools are pretty decent. I've never tried carbide turning tools, but I feel that regular steel tools are just as good.

I primarily use the bowl gouge set, and then for everything else, I bought the cheap Benjamin's best 8-piece set.

For almost a year I sharpened them by hand because I really was unsure of grinding. I just have a cheap 6" grinder with stock wheels, that I always feel like it would eat up, and burn the tools. I was really tempted to buy the wolverine jig, so I tried to copy it out of wood. I replicated both of these jigs (though the one on the left is all you really need) and used some old rusty flat head screw drivers to practice the bevel. It worked surprisingly well on the screw drivers, I could even turn with them.

Sharpening the actual tools worked fantastically well, they finally "cut" for the first time, heh. Again, I thought I would burn them up, but light even pressure, and multiple passes made it super simple. It really only takes a few seconds to sharpen them, it actually takes me longer to adjust my custom jig. If you're using the same tool, and jig position, it's super easy though.

Next you'll be wanting info on chucks ;)

u/DavidPx · 2 pointsr/turning

Hurricane strikes a good balance of quality vs price. I have the 5/8" gouge from this set and really like it.

u/LubricatorHex · 1 pointr/turning

I have this set of hurricane gauges that I won at auction ($5 each, thanks failed charter schools!) they work great. You do need to have a good sharpening setup to get the grind you like, though. The one that comes out of the box is very poor.

u/tigermaple · 1 pointr/turning

No problem! And yeah, I don't think those should be used on bowls, if they are the three I'm thinking of that come in an HF set - if you look at them you'll see that they are connected to the handle by a little flat tang and that creates a weak point that can actually snap in bowl turning (see the safety section in the wiki). On a bowl gouge, the flute is milled out of a round rod, and that whole round rod goes in to the handle, giving it much more strength.

(Without boring you too much with the details at this point, the forces generated turning a bowl are several times greater than those generated by spindle turning).

You'll want to pick up a proper bowl gouge, and the Hurricane line on Amazon is about the best combination the community has found of halfway decent steel and economic prices:

https://www.amazon.com/Hurricane-Turning-Tools-Woodturning-Inches/dp/B008AVM77A

(Right now, they seem to be out of the 3/8 flute / 1/2 bar stock that would be a more useful size than the one linked above, but you could get a three piece set that includes it):

https://www.amazon.com/Hurricane-Turning-Tools-Woodturning-Inches/dp/B008DH8ZM2

u/splinteredlight · 1 pointr/turning

I've been using the 12x33 lathe and that exact chuck for about a year now with no complaints about either. I make a variety of things including bowls and handles. If you plan on turning larger pieces though (12"+ dia.), the slowest speed may not be slow enough for your liking.

For the price point, I recommend the Hurricane bowl gouge set: https://www.amazon.com/Hurricane-Turning-Tools-Woodturning-Inches/dp/B008DH8ZM2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1495218437&sr=8-1&keywords=hurricane+bowl+gouge+set