• Quality wood lathe turning bowl set made in America
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  • Quality wood lathe turning bowl set made in America
  • Quality wood lathe turning bowl set made in America
  • Quality wood lathe turning bowl set made in America
  • Wood lathe turning tool bowl turning set by Carter and Son Toolworks.
  • Wood lathe turning tool bowl turning set by Carter and Son Toolworks.
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The Starter Bowl Set

$ 263.99

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  • How This Tool Is Built
  • Priority Shipping. Free Returns.


Start turning bowls with cleaner cuts, a smoother finish and enhanced balance. Doesn't get much better than that! This set includes the workhorse of bowl turning, a bowl gouge, and a powerful scraper to remove cutter marks left by the gouge and provide a smooth finish. 

What makes a 5-star bowl turning set?:  

  • Superior M42 high speed steel with a 10% cobalt content, for unparalleled edge holding 
  • M42 HSS' unique durability and razor edge mean less grinding and cleaner cuts
  • Unmatched flute polish boosts the razor edge and provides efficient chip flow
  • Put comfort and control first with an interchangeable aluminum handle
  • Handcrafted in the USA, and backed by a lifetime guarantee and hassle-free returns
  • Shipped sharp with a double bevel for reduced catches and cleaner cuts

2 tools, 1 handle, 1 adapter:

  • 5/8" bowl gouge
  • 1" bowl scraper
  • 16 x 3/4" handle
  • 5/8" adapter


How This Tool Is Built

We start with the sharpest edge, and we don't stop there. Vanquish vibration, say adios to constant resharpening, and let wispy shavings fly. Delivering superior performance at your lathe drives our manufacturing. 

We’ve worked with M42 high speed steel for 4 decades, and it’s uniquely suited to woodturning. You’ll grind less - a cobalt additive provides unparalleled edge holding. And the steel produces a finer, sharper edge for clean cuts. M42 is a win-win: less grinding and smoother cuts. 

Our carefully sourced M42 starts as solid stock and is precision machined (not formed) with a unique round tang for unmatched strength. Every gouge sports a distinctive flute polish. This boosts the razor edge and provides efficient chip flow. Learn more about M42 HSS here.

Rigorous and detailed sums up our manufacturing. Each tool’s vibration-demolishing round tang has a diameter so precise you’ll hear a ‘pop’ when you pull it out of the handle. And every tool leaves our factory razor sharp and backed by a 100% lifetime guarantee. Built to last!

Rest assured our aluminum handles feel as great as they look. Perfectly weighted for balance and maneuverability, and designed to fit your hand. You’ll forget the handle is even there, in the best way possible. Two set screws secure your tool into the handle and allow removal for sharpening.

From flute polish to handle knurling, we’re not cutting corners. Whether you’re just starting out, or have been turning for decades, it’s an honor to serve you with quality tools. Learn more about our story here

Priority Shipping. Free Returns.

Priority Shipping means your tool will arrive at your lathe shortly! Once your tool has undergone our rigorous manufacturing process, we ship via priority mail for speedy delivery to your lathe. 

United States  Over $275 FREE Priority Shipping
United States Under $275 $9.95 Priority Shipping 
Canada (under 20lbs) $24.99 Standard
Canada (over 20lbs) $44.99 Standard Shipping
International (under 20 lbs) $64.95 
Standard Shipping
International (over 20lbs) $84.95 Standard Shipping


Returns are hassle free. Give us a call or send us an email and we'll provide you with a return mailing label and complete refund.  

Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
Stan G
Exceeded expectations!

I'm relatively new to turning and started out with a lesser quality HHS starter set. My mentor advised to spend the money and get good tools to start with. Boy, what a difference these quality tools make! I'm sure there are other good quality turning tools available, but I can't imagine anything better than Carter and Son. Sharp and ready to use. I'm on my second bowl and haven't had to sharpen yet! I've already ordered a couple more and plan to build a collection of these fine tools.

Jason H
Best out there.

I was hesitant at first about the he price compared to other gouges. But they are worth every cent.

Carl Beaulieu
Added Starter Bowl Set and Box Scraper to my Tuning Tools

The tools are nothing less than outstanding. I have cut ash, cedar, walnut and oak making small items. Tool s stay sharp and enable precision cutting. A true pleasure to use and guide on the lathe project. Thank you Carter and Son, outstanding customer care and order processing.

Rob B
Excellent Tools, a pleasure to use

The carter & sons tools i received are a huge step up from the cheaper Hurricane tools i have been using. I recently got back into wood turning and initially didnt want to make a huge investment in tools if I wasnt going to stick with it. These tools are a little pricey but they are well worth, after the 1st use I could already tell that they are made out of superior materials and hold a nice sharp edge for a long time and the best part is they are made in the USA!!!!

I had contacted Valerie with a question about my order and the response was very prompt so I am sure i will have no issues with customer service in the future as I replace my cheaper tools with Carter & sons as my budget permits

Paul Demmert
Starter Bowl Kit

All the tools (bowl gouge, negative rake scraper, spindle and detail gouges) were packaged in tubes to protect the sharpened tips. I was updated several times as to the shipping date and the tracking details. The tools and handles/adapters were well made and everything fit together exactly. The kit includes a 16 x 3/4" handle, which has nice balance and weight. Very happy with my purchases.

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