• Wood lathe turning tool pen turning set by Carter and Son Toolworks.
  • Wood lathe turning tool pen turning set by Carter and Son Toolworks.
  • Wood lathe turning tool pen turning set by Carter and Son Toolworks.
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The Pen Turning Set

$ 194.95

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


Start tackling pen projects with quality gouges. Put our popular 1/2" spindle gouge to work roughing and shaping, and use the detail spindle gouge for fine details. 

  • 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, 2 adapters:

  • 1/2” spindle gouge
  • Detail spindle gouge
  • 10” or 12” x 3/4” handle
  • 3/8” adapter
  • 1/2” 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 Shipping
United States Under $275 - $9.95 Shipping 
Canada and International  Calculated during checkout


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 15 reviews
Jason Olszewski
Beautiful tools

Got my Xmas present to myself and love them. Tools are high quality as always and I love the slight vacuum “ploof” sound when I swap tools. It tells me that the machining of the tools, collets and handles are perfect.

Matthew Jablonski
Beautiful tools

While I have not yet used the pen turning tools, I have examined them and found them to be beautifully made. The cutting edges appear to be extremely sharp. While Carter included a sharpening guide card in the packaging, I verified the sharpening angles on the tools and simply took a label maker and added the sharpening angle to the packaging tube for each gouge to make it easier to keep a consistently sharp angle in the future when sharpening.

George Morton
Pen turning

Very happy with my turning set

Ricky Pierce
Pen tools

What a difference a good tool makes
Thanks C&S
God bless!

Collin Hillinger
Incredible Quality & Care!

I received the pen turning set and a half inch skew very carefully packed and in perfect condition. The tools are the best quality I've ever held in my hand. I've yet had a chance to use them on the lathe, but I have no doubts they will exceed my expectations. They also included a free Carter and Son Toolworks coffee mug in a box with a personalized message on it that was completely unexpected and extremely well received. Having worked in a family business before, I understand the importance of the handmade quality & personal touch Carter and Son Toolworks possesses. I will no doubt be coming back for any and all turning needs!

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