• 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 $9.95 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 68 reviews
    Murray Brigham
    1-1/4" Spindle Roughing Gouge

    Wow, this is a great roughing gouge, I'm really impressed with not only this gouge, but all of Carter's knives, I have several, and they have become my favorite. I see a lot of Thompson, and others recommended, and I have a few of theirs, as well as other knives, but my favorite is Carter, easy to sharpen as well as holding an edge longer. I'm so happy I discovered these, they make turning so much easier!!

    Scott Boyes
    Love it

    Used on 2 - 12” by 12” logs for bowl and detailed vase. Very easy to shape with

    Sattar Dr. Alcasey
    Roughing gouge

    This is great gouge. I love using it. It is great,?easy to control and it cuts through wood like a butter knife cutting butter. Although it is pricey, yet it

    Jacob Goodman
    1 1/4” spindle gouge

    This is a well designed tool both in form and function. It is my first tool of many more to come from Carter and sons. The only thing I would say is I hope they make a 2” version one day.

    Joseph Tilton
    Pogress in bowl gouges.

    it's a great tool. One advantage is better control thanks to the weight of the20-inch handle. Better control helps reduce catches. That control also applies to the rest of your line. The larger gouge and other tools make it easier to focus on the work. For me I haver better control of upsized tools. I'm turning eighty in October and looking forward also to a 2hp lathe to replace my 1hp lathe. (It's a Robust.) Your tools make it possible to spend more time with less effort when I'm turning. Joseph Tilton

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