Turning Archive 2005
>Several weeks ago, I posted about my Hamlet 2060 Roughing Gouge failure where the gouge broke the tang at the handle while roughing a log. I mentioned how I reshaped the gouge end to make a new tang and reseated into the handle making a useable but shorter gouge. Ron Zalk, a Hamlet rep in Israel, responded that Hamlet would replace and gave me the contact in England. After sending the broken tang to Hamlet, I received a new unhandled gouge yesterday and a letter strongly suggesting that I not use the reshaped gouge because of possible temper changes while reshaping a new tang. Please consider the posssibe heat damage reshaping may do to your turning tool before attempting. Thank you Hamlet for standing behind your product.
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