Hand Tools

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Re: carpenter's gouge vs carving gouge

David Bassett

Uh, Swiss or London Pattern #5? Which manufacturer's implementation? (They seem to vary, even when "standardized".) Also, I can't find any reference defining #5 sweep (at least one Google has indexed under obvious key words), just charts showing different profiles.

I'm recalling Mary May's answer when a student ask what to do when a carving pattern didn't match the gouges they owned. She (basically) said scale the pattern up / down until it matches the bulk of your gouges and then use the closest gouge you have for each cut and modify the pattern to match. What are you doing that exactly requires a #5/10 gouge?

PS- I'm pretty sure I'd use the tool you have.

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