• Quality Wood lathe turning detail spindle gouge tool made in America
  • Quality Wood lathe turning detail spindle gouge tool made in America
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  • Detail Spindle Gouge
  • Detail Spindle Gouge
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Detail Spindle Gouge

$ 59.99

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


Designed with a shallow flute and swept back grind for tight cuts and details. This unique gouge is a favorite for intricate work. 

What makes a 5-star detail spindle 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
  • Ships sharp and ready to use!

The Specs

  • Blade measures 3/8” outside diameter x 8” overall
  • Flute measures 4-3/4”
  • 3/8” tang diameter
  • 12” or 10” x 3/4” handle & 3/8” 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 $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 24 reviews
Best lathe tool I have purchased.

Very comfortable ergonomic handle design. My hands are not sore after using this tool for a relatively long time. It’s stays sharpe longer than I expected & delivered factory sharp; made it easy to maintain the design edge. I expect to purchase more of these fine tools. Thankyou.


I love your tools

Detail Spindle Gouge

The first Detail Spindle Gouge had a different grind on it than the second Detail Spindle Gouge. The first grind was excellent; the new-and-different grind made it so I wouldn’t buy the tool a third time.

The stock on both tools, from my perspective, is too short by at least two or three inches. If the tool is used and sharpened by a production turner, it won’t last a year, and your sons were not interested in allowing me to pay for a longer one, besides the two I purchased.

One advantage of "Carter and Sons" is from a Carter daughter, Valerie, who, from my vantage point, gives the company a good name, even though only sons are acknowledged in the title of your company.

Hello Greg,

Thank you for your email, I'm happy to help! Although we aren't able to help with custom tools at the moment (hopefully someday, we'd sure love to!), if there is a specific aspect of your grind we can help touch up for you, just let me know. Alternatively, we're always happy to assist with a full refund if you prefer. I do appreciate your kind words, and we're certainly here to help if anyway we can!

Happy turning!

detail spindle gouge

the gouge works great. Really enjoy the handle.

Detailed fine turning

The 3/8 inch detailed gouges are outstanding quality and profile. A pleasure to use.

Thank you for your review, Carl! The detail gouge is one of my personal favorites as well. :) Wishing you happy turning! Valerie Carter

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