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    where to buy a gouge

    I'm thinking I might want to invest in a gouge or two for carving out my spoons.

    Can any of you neander type folks suggest a source where I can get one? I'd like one with a relatively gentle/shallow curve. My spoon plane:
    is just about right, but I want to be able to do deeper spoons. I thought about a Scorp also, what would you recommend for spoons that have bowls more like
    Thanks to Bill Edwards of handcrafted wooden spoons (no affiliation, just borrowing his image)
    -Ned

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    All the above.
    But really you have mentioned several good techniques for doing this work. I think all you have to do is find the brand you like. I have Swiss tools. While some others prefer German made tools. If you have access to a catalog for The Wood craft shop, they show a diagram of the curve on each tool.

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    Thanks Richard,
    wasn't sure if there was a 'better' brand out there, or if I was barking up the wrong tree. I'll be checking out woodcraft when I get a chance.
    -Ned

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    Hi Ned,

    My grandfather used a knife with a heavy crook to it for carving out his spoons. I use to have a link or two to some carving tools web sites on my old drive. I'll see if I can locate them if you would like.

    Take care, Mike

    Edited to add that the spoon is great looking!
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    [quote=Ned Bulken;30111]I'm thinking I might want to invest in a gouge or two for carving out my spoons.

    Can any of you neander type folks suggest a source where I can get one? I'd like one with a relatively gentle/shallow curve.
    Ned: Check out this site www.chippingaway.com, ask for Dennis or Pop, same guys. They are the largest carving supply mail order company in Canada, they'll ship to the US.

    If you are talking to Dennis, tell him I sent you. It won't get you anywhere, you'll just have something to talk about.

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    ned, the two "big boys" are phiel and two cherries.......at least i think so
    phiel is "swiss-made" and two cherries is "german" both are very good high end chisels......it`s kinda like the ford/chevy analogy.
    myself i like german steel..........tod
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ned Bulken View Post
    Thanks Richard,
    wasn't sure if there was a 'better' brand out there, or if I was barking up the wrong tree. I'll be checking out woodcraft when I get a chance.
    Check with my friend, Len Dillon. If he doesn't have it, he will reccomend the best and a source. Tell him I sent you and said "Hi".
    http://www.diamondd.org/

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    Try KMS Tools for Pfeil carving tools. Good people to deal with and good prices.

    Just another thought - sharpening carving tools is a bit tricky. If you can find someone who is good at it to give you some pointers, it'll help.

    Mike
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    Most of my carving tools are simply labeled "Swiss made". My friend has nearly a thousand carving tools and most of his are the same make. Considering his results and long time experience, I'll guess they are good ones. The best carving magazine out there is called Chip-Chats. It has ads for the larger carving supply houses.

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    Look for for PFEIL (Swiss made) you won't regret it.
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