I dunno. I'm a woodworker myself, and when I chisel hardwoods it takes very firm blows to make a clean mortise cross-grain, even with a "Scary sharp" edge.
Lathes take a gentle touch, true, but my cutting chisels have way stronger striker plates than that thing posted earlier and those "tines" on the fork are super thin. I really doubt they'd hold up to being used as a turning tool against hard maple, let alone softwood. Plus, they're the wrong direction to be a turning tool. All of mine have the cutter edge at 90-degrees to the axis. These look like thin knife blades all in line with each other. There's no cutter pointing "up" from them.
I'm still voting leather. ;)
Of course a tool can be used for many things in the right hands...