Using the Roughingout Gouge

The square-ended roughing-out gouge is the essential tool for working between centers.

Coming in two common width sizes V*-inch and 1 'A-inch, this is the tool to use at the start of the project when you need to quickly size the square block of wood down to a round section. In use, the tool is set down on the T-rcst so that it is at right angles to the workpiece. Then it is advanced so that it comes into contact with the spinning wood. Next it is twisted slightly to one side or the other so that the side of the U-section is looking in the direction of the cut, and then the tool is run along the wood. The best way to learn the technique, is to mount a piece of

2-inch, square-section wood between centcrs and to try it out.

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