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 recommend either the 8" or 12" handle for Spindle Detail, I personally prefer the 8".
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Posted by Carl Staab on Sep 3rd 2021
I was looking for a great 3/8" spindle gouge and I found one with D-Way. I'm sure that when I need other gouges in the future D-Way will be one of the first places I look.
Posted by Gerry on Feb 19th 2021
This was my first D-Way tool and it is great. I've added the roughing gouge, parting tool and skew since. They're all great and Jimmie and Cindy are terrific to do business with and always willing to take the time to help. Terrific company with a level of customer service that is becoming increasingly lacking these days.
Posted by Paul on Feb 11th 2021
The 3/8 and 1/2 spindle gouge from D-Way tools are awesome. Easy to sharpen and they stay sharp longer than my non D-Way tools.
Posted by El Halley on Dec 21st 2020
This gouge plus all my other D-Way tools arrived sharp ready to use. Many companies say that, D-Way delivers. They are easy to sharpen and stay sharp. They are my go to tools. Wouldn't buy anything else except Jimmie's M42 D-Way tools, and Boxmaster tools.
Posted by Christopher Burns on Nov 19th 2020
As with all other D-Way tools, this gouge is very high quality and very sharp, with great edge retention.
Posted by Norman L Hix on Aug 28th 2020
I have been using this tool since Dave introduced me to it, I have half a dozen in my tool rack. Tried a Carter and Sons..nice tools but not stiff enough for me.
Posted by Zack Soderquist on Mar 10th 2020
As a new turner having to invest in a lathe, grinder, chuck..everything. I opted to go with a cheap set of starter lathe tools. They seemed to work really good. A local wood shop recommended I try a "real" tool with a D-Way so I ordered the 3/8" spindle gouge.
WOW.. it cuts like butter. Now I know what truly sharp feels like! I have already started a D-Way wish list for myself and will be upgrading/replacing all of my tools over time.
Besides the quality of the tools, I had questions about how to setup a varigrind from wolverine to properly sharpen this tool. Jimmie responded with one of the most detailed and easy to understand suggestions on setup along with some photos and tips.
These tools are expensive but when you combine the quality of the product with the high level of customer service.. well you just don't find that much these days.
Posted by Guy Mueller on Oct 15th 2019
Top Quality steel holds edge.
Posted by Jonathan Long on Jul 21st 2018
I've been out of the lathing loop for quite a while. The last time I bought a lathe tool was about 15 years ago. So, when the need for a small spindle gouge recently showed up, I initially wanted to stick with the same brand / steel as the last tool I bought, but thought I'd look up some other makers too. I did a bit of research on good steels and companies and D-way kept popping up, so that's what I went with, and I'm very happy I did.
It needed a handle, so i made a nice 11 incher from a chunk of beech and used the cut offs from the handle to practice some beads and coves before I hopped onto my project. This tool is perfect, still producing nice shearing cuts after a few hours without sharpening! I definitely wasn't getting that mileage from any of my other tools. Not sure what else I could say about it except that my next tool purchase will by a D-Way and probably a skew chisel!!
Posted by Stephen Dady on May 20th 2018
Top quality tools sold by a great believer in customer care, perfect….
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