Great looking bowl Les. I would be extremely careful using a spindle roughing gouge on a bowl. My neighbor used one and had a catch which put 13 stitches in his hand.
I will attest to the handles by Randy Privett. I have one of his and will be getting some more. They are comfortable and well balanced. The Thompson gouges IMHO are second to none.
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