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

$ 109.99

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


Mike’s aptly named “wood beater” is vibration dampening and designed to efficiently turn large pieces. 

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) 
  • 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 3/4” outside diameter x 13” overall
  • Parabolic flute, ground at 40º
  • 3/4” tang diameter
  • 16” x 3/4” handle (no 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! 

    United States  Over $175 FREE Priority 2-Day Shipping
    United States Under $175 $4.95 Priority 2-Day Shipping 
    Canada (under 20lbs) $24.99 Priority Shipping
    Canada (over 20lbs) $44.99 Standard Shipping
    International (under 20 lbs) $64.95 Priority 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 7 reviews

    Outstanding work Carter and Sons. Thanks!

    Can't wait till Christmas

    I'm looking forward to unwrapping and using the Wood Beater on Christmas Day 2018!

    Feed Back

    Very satisfied. Had to put a paper cup over the gouge because the little microns in the air were screaming as they were being blown around the shop. Good tool very pleased.

    Mike Mahoney "Wood Beater" Review

    As with all Carter and Son Toolworks products, the finish on the tool is superb. But beyond that, the 5/8" Gouge (3/4" diameter) performs extremely well. The extra 1/8" of thickness in diameter (from a 5/8" diameter gouge) makes a huge difference in the vibration felt from the tool. If you start with unbalanced wood, and this tool is very helpful in making a blank round and balanced, and in initial shaping. And of course, it holds an edge much longer than other brands of gouges that I own.

    Low profile Roughing Gouge/Shear Scraping Gouge/Wood Beater Gouge

    Since the Shear Scraping Gouge and the Woodbeater Gouge are the SECOND ones I've purchased from you, it is safe to assume I LOVE these tools!!! I am extremely impressed with the Low Profile Roughing Gouge as it gives me much more flexibility to make specific cuts that in the past I could only make with a bowl gouge. I can pretty much rough out the entire outside of a very intricate vase or bowl with your new Low Profile Gouge. Like ALL your turning tools, the M42 and your temperature treatments make these the longest sharp cutting edge turning tools I own... You have a customer for life! Respectfully, Ken McCloud

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