All our 5/8" Bowl Gouge - Fingernail Grind flutes are individually inspected and hand polished to remove all machine marks. This extra step assures the sharpest cutting edge possible. They are shipped sharp.
The 5/8" finger nail grind bowl gouge is my go to tool for roughting out, especialy bowls, howlow forms and platers.
I use the Finger Nail Ground Bowl Gouges for all of my roughting out, smaller pieces smaller gouge, larger pieces larger gouge. It is also very usefull when you roll it on the side and ued as a sheer scraper, is also excellent for removing small tool marks and finessing long curves.
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Posted by Michael Stephan on Jul 3rd 2016
Great tool for roughing a bowl. Holds a sharp edge for many cuts between sharpenings. Combined with the D-Way handle, well balanced and a pleasure to use.
Posted by Joel on Jun 10th 2016
Beginner wood turner, found D-way on YouTube, needed a good bowl gouge so tried one. Great tool, very happy to have made a right choice with D-way. Will be buying more tools as time and need demand.
Posted by Unknown on May 28th 2016
Right out of the package these tools deliver. Razor sharp excellent balance and perfect shape for great cuts. I only wish I could afford the entire set.
Thank you for a truly Great product still made in the USA.
Posted by Clark on May 1st 2016
If you have ever even thought about a 5/8 bowl gouge before, it's time to stop thinking and start buying. This has been my "go to" gouge. You will like this one for sure.
Posted by Bill on Apr 24th 2016
There is nothing quite like staring down a blank of tough Texas Mesquite wood,armed with Dave's 5/8 finger nail grind bowl gouge, the bark falls off the wood, and the gouge makes a task like this pure joy! You know you have a tool in your hand, and sharpening is just dressing the bevel.
Posted by Brian on Apr 18th 2016
best 5/8 fingernail grind Bowl gauge I've ever known
Posted by Unknown on Feb 27th 2016
Far and away the best gouges I've used.
They take and keep a very good edge.
Posted by Walter on Feb 9th 2016
This is the 2nd tool I've bought from Dave.
The first was the 3/4 skew what a great tool.
The 5/8 Bowl came in 2 days.
I got it without the handle,like to make my own.
It was sharp as a razor.
Cuts like cutting butter.
A real quality tool.
I don't know much about different steels but this tool and the others
hold an edge for a long time.
When it's time to sharpen you can check out the video.
I'll be buying other tools from Dave.
Glad Captain Eddie turned me on to these tools.
Posted by Mark Entzminger on Dec 14th 2015
I've use many gouges and this one is the best at holding an edge, ejecting chips from the flute, and shows little deflection under load 5-6" beyond the tool rest. If you are looking to improve you turning this is one tool that can help you become better. If you have a question just call Dave - he normally answers the phone. I've got seven of these on the bench ready to go. I also have others getting dusty because they are simply do not get as sharp as this gouge. Done. Buy one. Turn. Be happy.
Posted by Woody Cox on Dec 7th 2015
When I first started turning my instructor said the only gouge to purchase was a D-Way fingernail bowl gouge. I have since bought another 5/8" fingernail gouge and some other gouges. This gouge works well and stays sharp. Dave's videos also help with sharpening.
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