Turning Archive 2008

Larger Roughing Gouge

Joe Pack
>The "retireder" I get, the more time I have to think of things I just have to have!

Do you use larger roughing gouges...larger than the 3/4" that is in typical sets? I have a number of larger blocks to work on. Maybe I'm just too impatient, but it seems like a larger roughing gouge would save me time and effort. Am I wrong?

I have found several brands of roughing gouges in the 1 1/4" - 2" range, with prices all over the place. If you use them, what do you consider the best "bang for the buck?" If I purchase one, I want to buy the right thing the first time, but knowing I am not a pro who will use it repeatedly every day.

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