• Quality Wood lathe turning spindle roughing gouge tool made in America
  • Quality Wood lathe turning spindle roughing gouge tool made in America
  • Quality Wood lathe turning spindle roughing gouge tool made in America
  • 1-1/4" Spindle Roughing Gouge
  • 1-1/4" Spindle Roughing Gouge
  • 1-1/4" Spindle Roughing Gouge
  • Wood lathe turning roughing gouge tool by Carter and Son Toolworks.
  • Wood Lathe Turning Tools: Roughing Gouges
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1-1/4" Spindle Roughing Gouge

$ 164.99

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


A razor sharp, balanced roughing gouge is the workhorse of your spindle turning. Ours sports a unique round tang for unique strength and longevity. 

What makes a 5-star 1-1/4” spindle roughing gouge?

  • Wide ‘u’ shape flute design ensures efficient chip-flow
  • Sports a round tang for unique strength, stability and longevity
  • 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
  • Put comfort and control first with an interchangeable aluminum handle
  • Handcrafted in the USA, and backed by a lifetime guarantee and hassle-free returns
  • Shipped sharp and ready to use! 

The Specs

  • Blade measures 1-1/4“ outside diameter x 8” overall
  • 3/4” tang diameter
  • 16” x 3/4” handle (no adapter required)

    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 60 reviews
    Marc Ferraro
    Roughing Gouge

    Great craftmanship. Tool is very well made and well balanced. Gives you full control when turning. Takes some getting used to if you are not familiar with using the longer handles and heavier tools. Well worth the investment will be buying more from Carter and Son Toolworks. Great job guys!

    Mark Anderson
    Nothing rough about this Roughing gouge!

    My daughter would say this thing is the BOMB. I’m just gonna say this tool is amazing. No chance of it breaking where other ones are thin at the base . Sharp as hell too. Get yourself one you won’t regret it.
    Logs don’t have a chance against this thing!

    Nathan Z.
    LOVE IT!

    I was looking for a Roughing Gouge with a larger flue and was happy to see Carter and Son's had one that fit the bill. This was my first C&S purchase and I could not be happier. Super high quality and couldn't be happier. Love supporting local businesses and will definitely be back for my future turning needs! Thanks Carter & Sons!

    Darryl Barnes
    Roughing gouge rocks

    Latest and greatest tool from Carter and Son's (my third). The M42 steel is the BEST on the market. Razor sharp and almost as hard as the CBN wheel. You will make fewer trips to the grinder, I guarantee it.

    Thomas Harder

    I purchased the Carter and Son 1-1/4" Spindle Roughing Gouge at Packard Woodworking. I turned my own Handle of figured Quebracho and made a heavy Brass Ferrule with two allen set screws. Up until this purchase, I used my D-Way 1-1/4" M42 Skew for roughing. It worked well but I always wanted a specific tool for the job so I purchased this tool. I own all of the finest turning tools from D-Way, Thompson and Easy Wood Tools. D-Way and Thompson are the most similar tool comparisons. I would say the quality of steel and the finish are, at least, as good as either. The finish, to me, is incomparable...this is THE highest quality I've EVER seen in a lathe tool.

    I do this professionally. I build Custom Fishing Rods. I use exotic woods for the Reel Seats on Spinning Rods. I use African Blackwood, Desert Ironwood, Lignum Vitae, Stabilized Maple Burls, plus other burls and, finally, Quebracho...the second hardest wood in the world. Quebracho is the standard wood on our Reel Seats and the others are up-charges. Though all of those other woods are incredibly hard on tools, none more difficult than Quebracho (which mean "broke ax")...and this Roughing Gouge can handle it like none of my other tools! I'm so impressed that I'm certain that I'll be buying more Carter and Sons Tools as my needs expand. I've been turning wood for 45 years and I've never been so impressed! 5 Stars for this incredible tool!

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