This is an extremely versatile tool and I have one on every lathe I own. I have other types of Roughing Gouges in my collection but this is the one I keep returning to. It's size means more control on smaller pieces but it is also robust enough for much larger work too.  This tool is a must have for spindle turning.


  • This Spindle Roughing Gouge is used to remove corners to leave it round and ready for futher use.
  • Not to be used for roughing bowls or platters.
  • Made from M2 Steel
  • Handle - Beech
  • Width - 19mm (3/4)".
  • Handle Length - 10" Overall length of steel and handle = 16+ inches


Used only for the rough shaping of a spindle and shaping of broad curves. A fine finish can also be achieved with this tool.

N.B. Never to be used on a bowl or platter as it would be highly dangerous!


Please note that this tool has a factory edge and needs to be sharpened correctly before being used.


For years I have been shopping online for tools only to find a single grainy far away photo that does not show the tools for what they are.  I have decided to add more images of this product to make your choice easier.

Hamlet 3/4 Inch Spindle Roughing Gouge HCT064

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    Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland