All our 5/8" Bowl Gouge - Bottom Feeder 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 Bottom Feeder grind is used on the inside of bowls especialy for finish cuts, I also use it on the outside of bowls from the foot to the top for all of my finishing cuts, if you learn to use this grind for finish cuts your sanding will be greatly reduced. You can always sand a piece into submission, but it is not much fun.
I use the 5/8" for all of my deeper bowls, Dave
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Posted by Sheila on Apr 9th 2021
For cleaning up the bottom of a piece this is amazing. Holds an edge on even the hardest woods. Beefy, sturdy yet doesn't dampen the feel of the work. I just love all D-Way tools. They are always my first choice when reaching for a tool.
Posted by Nathan C Zacharias on Mar 4th 2021
I've used D-Way Tools for a while after a friend of mine recommended them and absolutely love everything about them! Super high quality steel that holds and edge and stays sharp longer than any of my other tools in the shop. Highly recommend!
Posted by Byrle Brunton on Sep 15th 2020
Consulted with Jimmie and followed his recommendation. He's never steered me wrong. Perhaps most importantly, he walked me through sharpening this and the 5/8 bowl gouge to keep them in their factory-new condition.
Posted by John Howard on Aug 21st 2020
I use D-Way tools when I can. They have always held a sharp edge much longer than other tools, and don't cost any more than other quality tools. Less frequent sharpening also allows them to last longer - so they save money in the long run.
Posted by Unknown on Jul 27th 2020
Tool arrived very sharp and cut great. This 5/8" bottom feeder is a quality product that stays sharp. With the substantial handle it cuts predictably and yields a very clean cut.
Posted by Don Samuelson on Jun 14th 2018
I finished making my handle for the 5/8" Bottom Feeder. It is a beautiful looking tool, I used it yesterday to finish the bottom on an 18 inch bowl. It really did a good job taking all of the tool marks out and made a level bottom. It makes a nice fine cut and gave me a lot more confidence as I cleaned up the bowl. The tool seems to keep its edge very well, even longer than my Crown Cryogenic bowl gouge, I think.
Posted by Unknown on May 27th 2018
I was amazed as to how easy it cut.
Posted by Michael on Aug 30th 2017
These are the sharpest hardest greatest steel edge keeps for a very long time they out perform any other leave to live ever had
Posted by kazuyama on Mar 27th 2017
I was looking for a suitable gouge to shred the bottom of the vase.
In order to use it attached to multi-handles, there is also a length and it reaches the bottom.
I use the blade shoulder a little rounded, so I can cut it more safely.
Posted by Frank S. Virden on Feb 21st 2016
The bottom feeder, responding to a light touch, has been very useful in its intended function and for finishing strokes on the outside of a bowl, as well. The very short primary bevel is tricky to sharpen, a process that requires some care. If honing with a diamond sharpener is insufficient, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEy6F7NY8Jc&feature=youtu.be
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