Roughing Gouge 1-1/4"
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This HSS 1-1/4" roughing gouge will keep a sharpened edge about six times longer than carbon steel and resist "blued" softening from overheating during grinding or from heavy turning. Ash handles...
- High speed steel resists "blued" softening from overheating
- Sharpened edge lasts 6 times longer than carbon steel
- Ash handle
- Brass ferrule
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Juan Baret is a true inspiration not only in woodworking, but for the American dream. Born in the Dominican Republic, Juan entered the U.S. at 9 years old and became a naturalized citizen when he was 21. He has a very special appreciation for being a U.S. citizen. He is thankful for his education, attaining his master’s degree in business administration and is also very proud to have enlisted in the U.S. Air Force supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom & Operation Enduring Freedom Afghanistan campaigns, serving 9 years as a Staff Sergeant. He continued his support as a civilian with 6 years currently in the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers for a total of 15 service years to date.
It’s the time of year when the air turns crisp and the colors abound in nature to inspire ideas as the holiday spirit starts to come alive with creativity in woodshops everywhere. When we think of Autumn, the aromatic flavors of fall fill the air with pumpkin pies, apple desserts, canning for the upcoming winter months, kids playing in leaf piles, bonfires and sawdust! Fall festivals with homemade goods featuring crafts and hot apple cider begin to pop up in many communities. Many types of woodworking projects can also be found, like these pumpkin creations by woodworker, turner and carver, Rex Kenyon. We asked Rex to create two different style pumpkins, one for Halloween and one for Thanksgiving, and here is what he came up with. You’ve got to take a serious close-up look at these pumpkins shown left to determine if they indeed are fruit or wood! How did Rex make these come to life? Let’s find out!
Our Woodworking Adventure takes us to Charlotte North Carolina in follow up to our previous blog announcement of scheduled demos to take place at various Woodcraft stores.
This gouge does a great job of roughing bowls and rounding stock for pepper mills. It really shortens the preparation time.
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I use this gouge for spindle work and bowl turning. I used it right out of the box with just a bit of honing. The heavy gage steel reduces vibration. The length of the handle is just right and it holds an edge longer than any other steel gouge. I could not be more please with this gouge.