I don’t talk about tools a lot because I’m not really a tool snob. I bought some of my most useful tools from Harbor Freight. My lathe I got there is a total workhorse and has served me fine for years.
I absolutely love the carbide cutters from Easy Wood Tools. Way easier to cut things (like butter) than it is to have to constantly sharpen your chisels. I realize that makes me sound like I’m not a purist; which is because I’m not. The tools don’t matter as much as the finished product.
Another site I’ve used that has good information on drills is “BCDP” – or the Best Cordless Drill Pro site. They have tons of great information and reviews on a bunch of different drills.
Sure, I’d love to go out there and buy the $3,000 lathe, but if the $200 one serves you just as good, who cares??
Links to everything below:
Harbor Freight – http://www.harborfreight.com
Easy Wood Tools – http://www.easywoodtools.com/
These tool have worked out great for me and have made these great items like these beauties, we sell in our Etsy shop!