• Quality Wood lathe turning tool made in America
  • Wood lathe turning tool by Carter and Son Toolworks and Mike Mahoney.
  • The Wood Beater
  • Wood lathe turning tool by Carter and Son Toolworks and Mike Mahoney.
  • Wood lathe turning tool by Carter and Son Toolworks and Mike Mahoney.
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The Wood Beater

$ 109.99

  • Description
  • Carter & Son Workmanship
  • 2-Day Shipping. Free Returns.


"I have tested lots of tools. Carter and Son's are the finest I have come across, in both degree of workmanship and quality of steel." - Mike Mahoney

A quick overview of this wood beater:  

  • Watch Mike introduce his new tools here
  • 5/8" parabolic bowl gouge, equipped with the grind found at Mike's lathe.
  • Easily sharpen using a Wolverine jig.
  • Machined from M42 high speed steel. Superior edge-holding ability.
  • Hand-polished and inspected. 
  • Aluminum handle cuts down chatter and is designed for comfort and easy control. 
  • Made in the USA. Backed by a 100% guarantee.

We are very excited to partner with Mike Mahoney and serve you with the tools found at his lathe. Mike is an professional woodturner specializing in bowl turning. He has developed these unique grinds through years of experience. They are shipped sharp and are easily ground on a Wolverine jig. 

A razor edge is imperative for turning wood. Many woodturning tools are machined from subpar steel. After 40 years of manufacturing experience, we know M42 high speed steel is the optimal steel for turning wood. It hones to a fine, sharp edge and retains that edge due to a 10% content of cobalt. 

Your handle connects you to your work, we’ve carefully designed the weight and curvature of our signature handles for comfort, control, and chatter reduction. Each handle has set screws to secure your tool and knurling for grip. Our innovative handles are made in our own factory and are patented. 

All the design work, machining, inspection and shipping of this tool is done in our Seattle factory. As a family business dedicated to engineering ingenuity, precision workmanship and woodturning we ensure that every tool you receive is perfect. Happy turning!


  • Blade measures: 3/4" diameter x 13" overall.  
  • Diameter 3/4".  Handle Size: 16" x 3/4"

Carter & Son Workmanship

  • Every tool starts with a meticulous design. For example, a unique round tang is designed for strength and chatter-reduction.
  • All our materials are certified and sourced in the United States. 
  • Throughout our precision manufacturing process we keep tolerances tight. This ensures strength, longevity, and cuts chatter. 
  • Your tool has been hand-polished, sharpened and inspected. Quality is in the details, and details are our specialty. 
  • At Carter & Son Toolworks our customers are most important. Returns are hassle-free. Our sharpening center is happy to answer questions. Give us a call or send us an email anytime. Visit our contact page. 

In our Seattle factory meticulous designs (like a round tang for enhanced strength) meet American materials. Precision manufacturing keeps tolerances tight (boosting control and cutting chatter). And you’ll know it’s a Carter & Son tool by the personal touches. Like a hand-polished flute and  sharp edge. We get the details right. You experience quality at the lathe.

2-Day Shipping. Free Returns.

Priority Shipping means your tool will arrive at your lathe shortly! Orders placed before 3pm ship the same day they are placed. 

United States  Over $175 FREE Priority 2-Day Shipping
United States Under $175 $4.95 Priority 2-Day Shipping 
Canada (under 20lbs) $29.99 Priority Shipping
Canada (over 20lbs) $44.99 Standard Shipping
International (under 20 lbs) $64.95 Priority Shipping
International (over 20lbs) $74.95 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 3 reviews
Low profile Roughing Gouge/Shear Scraping Gouge/Wood Beater Gouge

Since the Shear Scraping Gouge and the Woodbeater Gouge are the SECOND ones I've purchased from you, it is safe to assume I LOVE these tools!!! I am extremely impressed with the Low Profile Roughing Gouge as it gives me much more flexibility to make specific cuts that in the past I could only make with a bowl gouge. I can pretty much rough out the entire outside of a very intricate vase or bowl with your new Low Profile Gouge. Like ALL your turning tools, the M42 and your temperature treatments make these the longest sharp cutting edge turning tools I own... You have a customer for life! Respectfully, Ken McCloud

Review on 3/4 Bowl Gouge

I just purchased a 5/8 inch (3/4 dia) bowl gouge. The fit and finish of the tool is astounding. Carter and Sons accidentally added 30 seconds to my sharpening time; every time the tool is pulled out, a satisfying pop is heard. I stop and pull the tool out repeatedly just so I can hear that pop. The gouge's edge retention is by far the best. I can bury my ankles in shaving before stopping to sharpen. I will buy tools from no one else now.

Awesome tools & equally great customer service

By far the best quality tools I now own 6 of their tools and plan to purchase more as the need arises.
Very happy and loyal customer. They earned my loyalty with the highest quality tools they produce and wold class customer service.

Thank you for your review, Don! I am so glad to hear you are enjoying the tools - it is our pleasure to serve you. Give us a call anytime - and happy turning!

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