Spindle roughing gouge
I need to make a few dowels, 1 1/2" and 2 1/2" to thread for vises I am making for a workbench.
Bought a cheap HF lathe and have some SYP that I am using for the workbench.
The glued up pieces for the dowels are 3" x 3" x 30". Since I also bought a cheap HF turning set and have only a 3/4" gouge or a 1' skew to rough out the billet should I just cut the corners on either a table saw or bandsaw, or do I need to look at a spindle roughing gouge? If so, what is the cheapest I can find one for and remember I have several 30" lengths to round off.
Any suggestions will be appreciated.
I also am considering regrinding the 3/4" gouge into a roughing configuration, since I have so much invested in the HF set ($9.99) how would that work?
Last edited by Bill Antonacchio; 07-03-2009 at 09:08 PM.
Reason: Addition idea