Bowl gouges are used for turning along the grain and also for turning on end grain. This is exemplified by the relatively straight profile of the tip of the gouge so that it scrapes rather than peels the timber off, to provide a smoother finish on end grain. The flute is deeper on bowl gouges so that the cutting edge is supported and large quantities of waste can be removed easily.
They have a longer length of blade and handle usually so that greater leverage and a deeper depth of cut can be achieved easily and safely. The edge is often ground at a 55 - 60 degree angle so that it can turn on end grain with minimal dig-in.
Recognised as being amongst the best available worldwide, Crown bowl gouges have the edge and balance needed for the finest or the biggest projects.
Blade length = 260mm
Handle length = 350mm except 19mm size
19mm Handle = 406mm
Now the popular 10mm gouge can be ordered with a shorter 215mm handle - 241-SW.
About Crown Woodturning Tools
Crown high-speed steel (HSS) woodturning tools have rapidly become the favourite brand of many discerning woodturners worldwide. Made from M2 HSS (Rockwell hardened Rc62/64) and fitted with ergonomically designed stained Beech handles with heavy-duty brass ferrules, these tools are beautifully effective, giving up to six times the life of traditional carbon steel chisels. The variety of profiles are among the largest available from any manufacturer and include many unique tools which have been developed in conjunction with internationally recognised and awarded woodturners such as David Ellsworth, Alan Beecham, David Hout, Bill Jones and David Springett.
All two-handed chisels come with a minimum 320mm-long handle so a comfortable grip can be achieved by all turners.
As with all Crown Tools - each chisel is inspected against relevant criteria prior to leaving the factory to ensure that you get high-quality tool. The flutes are well-polished so the cutting edge is superior to most other brands on the market. The join of the blade to the handle is pressure tested to ensure the blade will never split from the handle and each blade is hardness tested along the full length of the chisel to ensure the correct hardness is found throughout the blade, greatly reducing the chance of the blade snapping under duress.
These quality controls also means that Crown are one of the few brands in the world where the chisel can be used over the full length of the blade.
Buying Crown means you are buying one of the best quality turning tools in Australia.