Attached are a couple pictures of a couple of the gouges and scrapper that i use. The first two with the dark red handle is a pic of the gouge i really like it has a wide flute at the tip and it when sharp i like how it glides over the wood. the third picture is a Benj Best gouge i got and it has a narrower type flute which i dont use much as it tends to be really grabby (for lack of a better word) and even sharp it tends to want to dig in. It could be the way im using it to but either way we all have our favorites. The last picture is of a large bowl scrapper i got and i really like it when im done hollowing to take a few final clean up cuts (freshly shapenned of course). The last pic also shows the Ci1 i have and i like it also but, then again, like everyone else i have other turning tools that i use for other things.
I was watching a video awhile back and i saw a guy using what he called a Glazer tool. It seemed to have a small steel (HSS or Carbide - not sure) cutter at the tip of the tool and was locked into a steel or aluminum handle. It seemed easy to use, fast to sharpen up, and from his demo on hollowing large blanks it seemed to cut very nicely. the tip was solid with no flute at all and had swept back edges. From watching he used it to roughout, sharpen up and make many types of detail and fine cuts all with the same tip. So i guess i was impressed by tool and thought i would ask if anyone on here uses this type of tool ? .................always searching for that better tool ya know............LOL
If not im still looking for another wide flute gouge like the one i got now - anybody know a source ?