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Forum topic by Eric S. posted 01-17-2017 05:46 AM 757 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Eric S.

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01-17-2017 05:46 AM

I got some turning tools as part of a package deal, and I’m likely not going to use these bowl gouges. I have another turner interested in them, but I’m not sure how to price them. Can you guys give me some guidance?

Thanks.

-- Why waste the money buying it, when I can spend twice as much on new tools, a week online researching new techniques, and a month building it.


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#1 posted 01-17-2017 06:27 AM

They look a little used-but with some life left in them.The handles appear to be self turned.Any manufactured markings on the steel?.That would help in pricing them.They certainly can be shaped and sharpened.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#2 posted 01-17-2017 08:13 AM

$10 each

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#3 posted 01-17-2017 02:48 PM

Depending what kind of steel they are, I’d say 35 to 50 for the lot. The handles are shop made and while functional, they’re not very pretty. I don’t know if high speed steel comes in that dark color so I’m guessing high carbon steel at best. If they’re lower quality steel they won’t hold an edge. If they’re high carbon steel they might loose the temper if overheated when sharpening, thus won’t hold an edge unless they’re re-tempered. Just my thoughts on the matter.

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#4 posted 01-17-2017 06:36 PM

If not HSS, a dollar or two, if HSS about 8 to 10 dollars a piece I’d say

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#5 posted 01-17-2017 08:40 PM

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#6 posted 01-17-2017 08:46 PM

If you got them thrown in to the package deal, and they didn’t cost you anything, then I’d say let the guy or gal have them for 20.00 for the whole lot. You never know they might return the favor someday. Like another poster said, the handles aren’t professionally done and the tools themselves need sharpening desperately, so it’s not like you are giving up a perfect set of Sorby tools. Have fun, make some dust.

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GR8HUNTER

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#7 posted 01-17-2017 11:59 PM

I would give them for free …..maybe you’ll end up with a nice bowl …..pay it forward ….....LOL :<))

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#8 posted 01-18-2017 12:21 AM

These tools need some serious re-grinding, which means quite a bit of steel is going to be lost to get them into a usable shape.

I might give $10 apiece for them, but no more.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#9 posted 01-18-2017 01:44 PM



If you got them thrown in to the package deal, and they didn t cost you anything, then I d say let the guy or gal have them for 20.00 for the whole lot. You never know they might return the favor someday. Like another poster said, the handles aren t professionally done and the tools themselves need sharpening desperately, so it s not like you are giving up a perfect set of Sorby tools. Have fun, make some dust.

- Clarkie

I agree with this.

-- Bill R

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