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  • Wood lathe turning tool by Carter and Son Toolworks and Mike Mahoney.
  • Quality wood lathe turning Mahoney bowl gouge tool made in America
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Shear Shaper

$ 94.99

  • Overview
  • How This Tool Is Built
  • 2-Day Shipping. Free Returns.


Designed for efficiently shear scrapping the exterior of a bowl. 

What makes a 5-star shear shaper?

  • 5/8” parabolic bowl gouge 
  • Shipped sharp with the grind found at Mahoney’s lathe (easily duplicated using a Wolverine jig) 
  • Polished flute for efficient chip-flow and a razor edge
  • Superior M42 high speed steel ensures less grinding & cleaner cuts at the lathe
  • Put comfort and control first with an aluminum handle
  • Completely interchangeable handle system
  • 100% American manufacturing backed by a lifetime guarantee & hassle-free returns

The Specs

  • Blade measures 5/8” outside diameter x 13” overall
  • Parabolic flute, ground at 40º
  • 5/8” tang diameter
  • 16” x 3/4” handle & 5/8” adapter

    How This Tool Is Built

    We started with a sharper edge, but we didn't stop there. Vanquish vibration, say adios to constant resharpening, and let wispy shavings fly. Delivering superior performance at your lathe is what drives our manufacturing. Keep reading to step into our factory and discover the rigorous process that makes our tools unequalled.

    It's been 40 years in the making. That's right, M42 high speed steel has frequented our factory for 4 decades and was a clear choice for the tools. You'll grind less - a cobalt additive bumps M42’s red hardness off the charts for impressive wear resistance. And cuts will be cleaner - the steel produces a finer, sharper edge. M42 is a win-win: less grinding and smooth cuts. 

    Our M42 starts as solid stock and is precision machined (not formed) with a unique round tang. 

    Rigorous and extensive. That sums up our manufacturing process. But just glance at that good looking tool to the left. Every inch proclaims "superior performance at your lathe!"

    This is perfectly demonstrated by each tool's vibration-demolishing round tang, with a diameter so precise you'll here a 'pop' when you pull it out of the handle. And the flutes, meticulously polished for speedy chip flow and a sharper edge. And of course, everything is sharp and hand-inspected before arriving at your shop. 

    We haven't even started sharing about our patented aluminum handles! (Can you tell we love talking tools?) They're designed for balance, maneuverability, and interchangeability. 

    Our manufacturing is comprehensive. At the lathe, you'll feel the workmanship.


    2-Day Shipping. Free Returns.

    Priority Shipping means your tool will arrive at your lathe shortly! 

    Please note that with the holiday season upon us, shipments may be delayed by up to a week. Please order by the 15th to ensure arrival by Christmas! 

    United States  Over $175 FREE Priority 2-Day Shipping
    United States Under $175 $4.95 Priority 2-Day Shipping 
    Canada (under 20lbs) $29.99 Priority Shipping
    Canada (over 20lbs) $44.99 Standard Shipping
    International (under 20 lbs) $64.95 Priority Shipping
    International (over 20lbs) $74.95 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 10 reviews
    excellent service

    after ordering my gouge it was promptly shipped off with a 2 day delivery time to be delivered by 12/1 that day came and went. i talked to Valerie at carter & sons. told her the issue, i not only received a reply to the initial inquiry. i also got a couple of follow up emails showing that she was keeping an eye on my order and it was important to her i got my new toy. THANKS VALERIE!! , keep up the great work ..excellent service!!! excellent tools!!

    Carter Elliptical 5/8" Gouge

    I put a 40/40 grind on this tool and turned a 10 x 7 inch bowl out of dry mesquite. The tool worked very well throughout, and I did a touch-up sharpening just prior to final pass. It kept the edge very well and the elliptical profile works well for the 40/40 grind. I would recommend this gouge to anyone wanting a quality turning tool.


    Shear Shaper

    Bowl Gouge

    I was able to pick up a 5/8 bowl gouge at the Portland AAW Symposium. Let me say this. I had a wonderful time and everyone treated my wife and I like we were part of the group. (we just wanted to go see the displays and vendors)
    The gang at “Carter and Son we wonderful. I was able to use my 5/8 bowl gouge today and the only complaint I have is that I didn’t get one sooner. It was sharp right out of the protective tube and held an edge as promised. As I replace some of my low end tools you can be sure I will be looking to Carter and Son for assistance.

    Thanks again

    The right tool for the job

    I don’t think I’ve ever experienced a tool that gave that clean of a cut. Phenomenal tool, absolutely incredible.

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