I have a number of what appears to be stainless steel surgeon's bone chisels and gouges that were used by a doctor friend for sugery. When he got new tools, he asked me if I wanted some of his old stuff. Natually I jumped at them and became the proud owner of about 50 pieces of surgical tooling. There are many different hemostats, clamps, etc., which I know how to use for fishing and other great tools for making lures etc. I promised him not to perform any surgery with his old tools. I sold half the stuff to a veterinerian friend but held onto the really good things ( it think).
My question is, would the gouges and chisels make good tools for my lathe and how would I shape them? They are all one piece items including handle but much slimmer than wordworking tools and chisels. They appear to have been forged then ground (not plated) to a near mirror finish. I know this is to insure they can be sterilized easier and thoroughly.