This gouge is the mainstay of everything that is turned with the grain of the wood running between centers. Spindle gouges are also useful for shallow hollowing, drilling, beading work, coves, v-cuts, planing cuts, and shear scraping.
The fabulous “Glaser Fingernail Profile” makes them easy to maneuver in tight spaces and gives more actual clearance for the cutting edge to get into tighter areas.
It also makes the tool more rigid and able to resist vibration which would cause ripples in the turned wood surface. The flute shapes are precision ground using state of the art CNC Grinding Machines. Then, they are hardened and cryogenically tempered and subjected to our proprietary “Surface Compacting Technology” which enhances the surface of the steel. The process creates a “micro burr” surface which proves to be “extremely effective on the cutting edge of the tool.
Although sharpened, the initial grind is placed just to allow the woodturner to start using the tools right away. It is up to the user to determine if he/she wants to keep the same grind shape after initial use.