All our 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.
I use the 3/8" Spindle Detail Gouge on spindle work for detail. When ground with a steep angle it will get into tighter places. This is my go to tool when I turn finials.
I recommed either the 8" or 12" handle for Spindle Detail, I peronialy prefer the 8"
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Posted by Michael Thomas on Oct 5th 2017
This 3/8" spindle gouge has a slightly deeper flute than others which was a plesant surprise because I can make more cuts in one pass than with other comparable tools which take two or more cuts to get the shape I want. The steel is outstanding and stays sharp longer than any others I've had and the flute is really polished smooth with no mill marks which leaves a clean cut. I'm very pleased and will buy more.
Posted by Steve Lazarus on Jul 16th 2017
From someone who's been woodturning for 38 years, Dave's tools are the best on the market. If you enjoy wasting your time, search the world for a better tool.
Posted by WyoGrizz on Feb 5th 2017
I just took delivery of the 3/8" spindle gouge and as usual it is ready to go right out of the package. I put it to work right away and love the way it cuts. The feel and balance are great and the handle is excellent for my arthritic hands. BTW, I've used the 5/8" bowl gouge I got from Dave for a couple of months and the only thing I've done to it is refresh the edges with a diamond card.
Posted by Mark, from Mn on Nov 14th 2016
Excellent quality tool. Really holds an edge. Handle and collet are also first rate. Tool cuts like a dream.
Posted by David Adolph on Dec 21st 2015
This is the best turning tool that I have ever used. From now on, as my tools wear out, they will all be replaced with d-way tools.
Posted by James Nix on Oct 25th 2015
As with all of the d-way tools I have bought this 3/8" spindle gouge does an awesome job. The steel holds an edge extremely well. I was showing it to a friend recently. He was very em pressed with the edge holding ability. I grind more of the heel away makes it, get into very tight places. The flutes are very highly polished and comes very very sharp out of the box.I have to say I have found a great place to buy tools, so far every tool I have ordered has really impressed me. The customer service is a big plus built by a woodturner for woodturners. My next purchase I hope to purchase Dave's beading tools. You owe it to yourself to give these tools a try. You will love em.
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