This YouTube series of 3 videos by SJWoodWorks will answer many questions about carbide tools…describes most cutter shapes with demo turnings of each. Checkout the SJWoodWorks channel on YouTube focused primarily on carbide lathe tools.
Part 1 of 3: Introduction of tools & spindle turning demo.
Part 2 of 3: Turning a goblet with carbide tools & end grain hollowing.
Part 3 of 3: Turning a bowl with carbide tools & face grain hollowing.