To quickly identify, choose, and replace my turning tools, I color-coded the ends of the handles with paint.

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To quickly identify, choose, and replace my turning tools, I color-coded the ends of the handles with paint. All bowl gouges get one color, scrapers get another, and so on. This eliminates lengthy browsing time I'd rather spend turning. I painted corresponding strips of color on the tool holder to quickly replace the tool when I'm finished with it.
—Robert McGee, Massena, N.Y.