• The Ultimate Bowl Set
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  • Quality bowl turning wood lathe tool set.
  • Quality bowl turning wood lathe tool set.
  • Quality bowl turning wood lathe tool set.
  • Quality bowl turning wood lathe tool set.
  • The Ultimate Bowl Set
  • Quality bowl turning wood lathe tool set.
  • Quality bowl turning wood lathe tool set.
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The Ultimate Bowl Set

$ 456.99

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


An enhanced bowl turning experience, from your initial cuts to final finish. Our bowl set brings the sharpest edge and unmatched balance to your lathe. A 5/8" and 1/2" bowl gouge, sporting a fingernail grind, allow for a wide range of roughing and finishing work. A sturdy bowl scraper removes cutter marks left by a gouge, providing a smooth finish. 

  • 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

3 tools, 3 handles, 2 adapters: 

  • 5/8" bowl gouge
  • 1/2" bowl gouge
  • 1" bowl scraper
  • (2) 16 x 3/4" handles
  • 12" x 3/4" handle
  • 5/8" 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 Priority Shipping
United States  Under $275 $9.95 Priority 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 48 reviews
Greg Smith
Heirloom tools

tools from craftsmen for craftsmen.

Tony Campbell
Starting with the best

The Ultimate Bowl Set is awesome, 5 stars. The user of the tools, me, needs to practice. I hope someday to be able to use the tools like the pros. Nice to know I can't blame it on the tools.

Matt Praxmarer
Best quality period

If you appreciate quality and are willing to pay for it, these are the tools to buy. I was a cabinetmaker for 30 years, these tools are as good as it gets. They are a pleasure to hold and use.

Andrew Bartlett
Beautiful tools

Wonderful and a pleasure to use. Worth every cent.

David Bartel Sr
A Newbie's review of the "The Ultimate Bowl Set"

My 1st (successful) turning was presented to my Wife on Feb 14th 2021. It was a random log off the burn pile, which turned out to be Eastern Red Cedar (Juniper) and (almost) matching set of 3 candle holders. Now onto bowl turning from some "seasoned" Shagbark Hickory from our property...a bowl was born and the "turning hook was set". Started with a set of Ben's Besties which got good results from my limited skills...there had to be other and better tools to increase the enjoyment factor of turning. I joined a local club and one of the older members (a kid to me) asked if I had heard of Carter & Son. I had not but am here now with the Ultimate Bowl Set and a few other toys...um...tools.
Wow if there is a shelf above the top shelf of tools...that's where these belong.
OKay, nuff said, impressive and worth every penny. I will be a repeat customer of Carter & Son tools as my skills and needs (desires) continue to advance.

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