I have found a lot of useful and inexpensive things at Harbor Freight for turning. I thought I would provide this PDF file list of some of the handy and cheap stuff I have found. I know some folks like to bash "Harbor Fright" and cheap Chinese stuff. And that is OK but would hope you would hold those negative comments until you have taken the time to look at the list.
Anyone else find some useful turning accessories there that I did not mention? My lists includes not only my ideas but also those offered by posters on Sawmillcreek.org who responded to my post and list there on 9/28/11.
Normal disclaimer is that I get no payment from HF for my endorsements. Just a lot of cheap stuff that fits a niche need for this frugal turner!