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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 Shipping
    United States Under $275 - $9.95 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 87 reviews
    Bryce Graves
    1/2" Bowl Gouge and Handle

    I just received my new 1/2" bowl gouge and the 16" handle and all I can say is WOW! It is masterfully made as well as beautiful. I almost hated to use it. This is my first purchase and will not be my last.

    Hans Krutzen
    Another frontier

    What a beautiful gouge. Looking forward to many years of lathe work with this tool and then passing it on to the next generation

    1/2" Bowl Gouge

    1/2 bowl Gouge.This is my exact same bowl gouge I purchased from Carter and Son. I purchased the first one 4 years ago and have used it constantlybecause it is great. There is very little left on the flute so I needed a new one. I have already used it many times and I am well satisfied again. The steel and the polished is outstanding. I would recommend your quality
    products to all serious woodturners. Thank you for producing these great tools and also to know they are made in the USA. Finally your customer service is of the highest standards. Sincerely Victor M.

    Joseph Gallo
    1/2 bowl gouge

    It is a tremendous tool, Stays sharp and fits well in my hand.

    Gerald Alston

    Very satisfied .

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