Roughing gouges are used for turning a square block of timber into a round blank or removing large quantities of timber to get to the correct turning shape. A very steep 170 degrees is used on roughing gouges to scrape away large sections of stock and minimising dig-in with a large flute suitable for large stock removal.
Traditionally made hot forged gouges are ground and finished by hand. The ideal tools for preliminary work to produce a round shape from square edge spindle stock. All Crown roughing gouges are tested at the tang to ensure that they absorb the shock generated by roughing out without danger of snapping before leaving the factory.
Blade length = 185mm
Handle length 19mm = 320mm
Handle length 32mm = 350mm
Handle length 44mm = 445mm
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.