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  • Quality Wood lathe turning bowl gouge tool made in America
  • Wood lathe turning tool by Carter and Son Toolworks and Mike Mahoney.
  • Wood lathe turning tool by Carter and Son Toolworks and Mike Mahoney.
  • Quality Wood lathe turning bowl gouge tool made in America
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Mahoney Parabolic Wood Beater

$ 126.49

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


Mike’s aptly named “wood beater” is built for efficient material removal and shaping. 

The hefty 3/4" diameter and slightly shorter flute provide vibration dampening. A sharp arc on the nose ensures a smaller cutting surface, making the tool easier to control. 

What makes a 5-star wood beater?

  • 3/4” 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, and swept back grind at 40º
  • Blade measures 3/4” outside diameter x 13” overall
  • 3/4” tang diameter
  • 16” x 3/4” handle (no 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 $8.95 Priority Shipping 
    Canada (under 20lbs) $24.99 Standard
    Canada (over 20lbs) $44.99 Standard Shipping
    International (under 20 lbs) $64.95 
    Standard Shipping
    International (over 20lbs) $84.95 Standard Shipping


    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 56 reviews
    David Madden
    Wood Beater

    Great tool, fits my collet handle perfectly and it stayed sharp longer than other tools I used on same wood for comparison.

    Mark Madsen

    Excellent tool. Sharp

    Reto Gallati
    Wood beater, spear scraper

    Received a wood beater and scraper a few days ago and finally had the opportunity to use them ... sharp like a razor blade, perfect ! The wood beater is a wood eater, very good handling, size seems a bit intimidating but feels very nice and stable. Spear scraper scrapes very nice, and the pointy business end allows very detailed finishing work.
    Thank you guys, it makes woodworking fun !

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    Randy Wright; Thistle Hill Woodcrafters
    It’s a hog leg! I love it!

    When I unpacked the the Mike Mahoney Wood Beater…Cellulose assault weapon…or wood whacker, the first thing I thought was,”Now I can lock up my 1911 .45 now. I’ll sleep with this thing beside my bed!”
    Your collaboration with Mr. Mahoney has produced an offspring that’s indeed a “honey.”
    I wanted it for going after those crazy limb crutches that love to beat me up.
    I had a crazy-shaped piece of camphor log that was my first victim. It was a pleasure. Beautiful looking and smelling vase. Butter smooth job. Besides all that, I took the tool out of the box, wiped it down and adjusted the adapter, and got started making fragrant shavings. Love it.

    Randy Wright
    Thistle Hill Woodcraftrs
    Destin, FL

    Eric Pratt
    Best gouge I've used

    It arrived sharp and cut extremely well using various cuts, push, pull, shear, and scrape. Worked great cutting against a large chunk of dry, unbalanced red oak moving at 250rpm.
    Best gouge I own. It's currently the only Carter and Sons tool I own but I will be buying more.

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