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  • Quality Wood lathe turning bowl gouge tool made in America
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  • Quality Wood lathe turning bowl gouge tool made in America
  • 1/2" Bowl Gouge
  • Quality Wood lathe turning bowl gouge tool made in America
  • Quality Wood lathe turning bowl gouge tool made in America
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1/2" Bowl Gouge

$ 87.99

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


 A versatile size, our 1/2" fingernail grind bowl gouge sports unique details designed to enhance your bowl turning experience - including a ready-to-turn razor edge, double bevel, and beautifully polished flute. 

What makes a 5-star 1/2” bowl gouge?

  • 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
  • Shipped sharp with a double bevel for reduced catches and cleaner cuts

The Specs

  • ‘V’ shape flute and fingernail grind at 50º
  • Blade measures 1/2” outside diameter x 11” overall
  • Flute length measures 7-1/2” 
  • 1/2” tang diameter
  • 12" or 16" x 3/4” handle & 1/2” 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 $9.95 Priority Shipping 
    Canada and International  Calculated during checkout


    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 72 reviews
    Kevin Barnes
    1/2” bowl gouge!

    Carter and Sons are awesome tools!!

    Douglas Perry
    20 inch handle

    No more wooden handles for me! Best handle ever! Totally five thumbs up 👍🏼 Tools are magnificent pieces turned two bowls at 10 inch before a sharpening! Wow Amazing! Highly recommend these specific tools for wood turning!

    Mark Mummaw
    Beyond my expectations!

    I was on the femce about ordering a handle with the 1/2” bowl gouge. Once the tool arrived and I held it I knew I made the right choice. The intent for the tool was to make light finish cuts on bowls to reduce necessary sanding. The control and balance was unlatched by any other 1/2” gouge I have used. I could produce fine finish cuts with ease straight out of the box. M42 has proven to have great edge retention as well. And to top it off I felt like I was the only customer Carter and Sons was making a tool for. I received updates with a very personal touch. The care they put into each tool was very evident. I will certainly purchase more tools in the future.

    Jimmy Bullock
    Awesome tool

    Wish I had several more of their tools

    Mark Leonard
    Such great tools!

    I have recently gotten back into turning and needed to "up my game" with respect to tooling. After reading some on line reviews, and hearing from several more experienced turners about Carter lathe tools, I selected a 1/2 bowl gouge and handle as an introduction to bowl turning tools. All I can say is, "Wow"! Definitely the right tool for the apication. I look forward to more quality time at the lathe.

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