I'm on Vancouver Island visiting my son since he was evacuated from Fort McMurray. He is OK, but I've been met by his father-in-law who just bought a 45 year old Beaver Lathe and acquired a box of 45 year old lathe tools.
These tools are not familiar to me at all. Several look like scrapers that have been tapered to a rounded end with an edge. So,I think they may be some kind of spindle tool with no flute, but I don't look forward to trying to use them. I'm wondering if I could grind a couple of them into proper scrapers . One of the tools, about 5/8 wide has a shallow flute and looks a bit like a 3/4 spindle gouge I bought at Penn State last month. One is definitely a detail gouge about 1/4" needing sharpening.
I'll try to attach pictures tomorrow when we get back to his place. I suggested to him that he should pick up the economy tool set from Lee Valley. This is an island of small communities so he is unlikely to find a class. I think we have a couple of members on the island, so maybe someone could reach out.
He would like me to show him something before I leave on Wednesday, He has a grinder, but I am a bit worried about turning anything with two scrapers and a couple of dodgy gouges. I don't want to disappoint, but I need to have something to tell him without dampening his enthusiasm.
Oh, we are in Duncan BC.