Firstly, consider the experience level of the woodturner you are intending to work with. Woodcutting requires an expert who is aware of their work to produce desired perfect cuts. A professional woodturner can demonstrate him through effectively controlling the tools with minimal effort to produce any kind of shape from any kind of wood. Only professionals can handle such a task and thus this makes it very important to select a qualified one to get your desired wood turnings.
Secondly, the materials that a particular woodturner uses to create his tools. Reputable woodturners will source for the best woods either soft or hard ones when creating their cuttings. Enquire about the materials that they use in their products than make a thorough research to know whether they have long longevity. Compare different materials and tools used by varying woodturners and settle for those that use the best woods that cannot easily get spoilt.