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Mahoney Bottom Feeder

$ 109.99

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  • Overview
  • How This Tool Is Built
  • Priority Shipping. Free Returns.

Overview

This aptly named gouge sports a traditional, blunt grind profile. It excels at handling end-grain fiber, and other difficult grains. Mike uses his bottom feeder on the interior bottom of a bowl to provide a smooth finish. 

What makes a 5-star bottom feeder?

  • 5/8” parabolic bowl gouge 
  • Shipped sharp with the grind found at Mahoney’s lathe (easily duplicated using a Wolverine jig) 
  • Double bevel reduces catches and unwanted marks on the cutting surface
  • Superior M42 high speed steel with a 10% cobalt content, for unparalleled edge holding 
  • M42 HSS' unique durability and razor edge mean less grinding and cleaner cuts
  • Unmatched flute polish boosts the razor edge and provides efficient chip flow
  • Put comfort and control first with an interchangeable aluminum handle
  • Handcrafted in the USA, and backed by a lifetime guarantee and hassle-free returns

The Specs

  • Parabolic flute, traditional grind at 50º
  • Blade measures 5/8” outside diameter x 13” overall
  • 5/8” tang diameter
  • 16” or 20" x 3/4” handle & 5/8” adapter

    How This Tool Is Built

    We start with the sharpest edge, and we don't stop there. Vanquish vibration, say adios to constant resharpening, and let wispy shavings fly. Delivering superior performance at your lathe drives our manufacturing. 

    We’ve worked with M42 high speed steel for 4 decades, and it’s uniquely suited to woodturning. You’ll grind less - a cobalt additive provides unparalleled edge holding. And the steel produces a finer, sharper edge for clean cuts. M42 is a win-win: less grinding and smoother cuts. 

    Our carefully sourced M42 starts as solid stock and is precision machined (not formed) with a unique round tang for unmatched strength. Every gouge sports a distinctive flute polish. This boosts the razor edge and provides efficient chip flow. Learn more about M42 HSS here.

    Rigorous and detailed sums up our manufacturing. Each tool’s vibration-demolishing round tang has a diameter so precise you’ll hear a ‘pop’ when you pull it out of the handle. And every tool leaves our factory razor sharp and backed by a 100% lifetime guarantee. Built to last!

    Rest assured our aluminum handles feel as great as they look. Perfectly weighted for balance and maneuverability, and designed to fit your hand. You’ll forget the handle is even there, in the best way possible. Two set screws secure your tool into the handle and allow removal for sharpening.

    From flute polish to handle knurling, we’re not cutting corners. Whether you’re just starting out, or have been turning for decades, it’s an honor to serve you with quality tools. Learn more about our story here

    Priority Shipping. Free Returns.

    Priority Shipping means your tool will arrive at your lathe shortly! Once your tool has undergone our rigorous manufacturing process, we ship via priority mail for speedy delivery to your lathe. 

    United States  Over $275 FREE Priority Shipping
    United States  Under $275 $9.95 Priority Shipping 
    Canada and International  Calculated during checkout

     

    Returns are hassle free. Give us a call or send us an email and we'll provide you with a return mailing label and complete refund.  

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 51 reviews
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    Thomas Erhart
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    I picked up this Mahoney Bottom Feeder several weeks ago. I honestly couldn't tell whether I liked it because I was having so much trouble with catches; and I was almost certain that the problem was my inexperience with a 60 degree bevel. I gave it a three star review at the time simply because I wasn't sure. A few days later Paul Carter sent me some links to several videos. After watching them and getting some practice in, I finally got the hang of using this tool and now I couldn't be happier about buying it. I like deep bowls. I've always had trouble with the bottom interior. Mike's bottom feeder makes a huge difference in how smooth and level they are now. I almost never cuss any more. Thanks to C&S for all the high quality tools, thanks to Paul for the extra help, and thanks to Mike for the design.

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    David Wootan
    Mahoney Bottom Feeder

    I was pretty sure this would be a nice tool, but holy cow! It makes cleaning up the bottom of a bowl so easy. Glides across the bottom of the bowl like butter. Thank you so much.

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    Thomas Erhart
    I need practice

    This tool is of the same high quality build that I've come to expect and never been disappointed with when ever I order from Carter & Son. But I can't really give it a fair review. This type of steep grind is completely new to me and I've been having a lot of trouble with catches coming very unexpectedly whenever I use it and just as I'm thinking things are going smoothly. I'm still fairly new at turning and I'm absolutely sure that the problem is simply a technique I haven't mastered yet. If you have any tips or pointers I would very much appreciate them. -- I've ordered tools from you guys for some time now and I've always been very happy with them. I expect that with time I will be just as happy with this one.

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    D. L.
    Awesome Tools

    This makes my nineth Carter and Son tool. Need I say more. Just try them!

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    Fred Dickhaus

    Takes practice, keep it sharp to eliminate tear out. Longer handle will give better control in deeper bowls.

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