My favorite turning tool. Never seen one quite like it in the catalogs and really don't know what you would call it. I don't think it is scraper but sort of looks like one. All I know is I can HOG off more material with it than my Gouges and I can also do fine cuts with it. Not finish cuts though. It will leave a nice finish, it's just quick to take a chunk out. Probably because you can't really ride the bevel on this to easy. Maybe if the bottom was ground round you could?
Hummm hadn't thought of that before. That would be easy to make.