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BOWL GOUGE

$160 - Bowl Gouge with handle

11" long, 2 3/8" wide sweep

This gouge was designed when I was struggling to figure out adz design. This is a much simpler tool. With a heavy mallet, it works almost as fast as an adze but with more control. Also, because the sweep is flattened on the bottom, you can use it like a parring gouge for a smooth finish. The disadvantage to using a gouge is that you need to have some way to hold the bowl while you work.

 

The bowl in the images was carved completely with this gouge inside and outside, except the chip carving on the rim.