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 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
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Posted by Jim on Jan 24th 2018
Another excellent tool from D-way. I use this spindle gouge for finer detail work and it does an excellent job of getting in to tighter places that my 1/2" spindle gouge can't access. An excellent tool for finer detail turning,
Posted by Larry Marshall on Jan 8th 2018
Purchase this tool with the handle. Just the best I have ever owned and used. Will buy others as I can,
Posted by Pat Miller on Oct 22nd 2017
Dave's design, the M42 steel and the smooth, polished flutes produce a gouge that that is unsurpassed in clean, long lasting cutting. If I were stuck on a desert island with one turning tool this would be it.
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.
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