Twenty years ago, not long after I had bought my 10" Sheldon lathe, a friend of mine told me about a widow he knew who's late husband was a machinest.
He said that she had some of his things that she wanted to get rid of.
He carried me over to meet her. Her husband had died a year after they had retired to my area. He had worked in the aircraft industry.
I bought an old flat top Kennedy chest she had, an Interapid 310 indicator, and a 2" mic. As I was leaving she said "oh yeah, you can have this stuff too". She handed me 3 cigar boxes and another bigger box of tool bits that he had ground. I still get them out and look at them from time to time and am amazed at the work that went into crafting these. As the title of this says, I do consider it an Art.
These are ground from drill rod ...
These are ground from 3/8 HSS
3/8 brazed carbide
HSS and carbide boring bars