Turning for Furniture Makers: The Roughing Gouge
David Douyard shows Anissa and Ben how to use the workhorse of lathe work, the roughing gouge
Don’t let the name “roughing gouge” mislead you. This tool is incredibly versatile and capable of doing very fine work. In fact, chairmaker David Douyard uses the roughing gouge 95% of the time when he is turning. Many of his ladderback and Windsor chair spindles can be shaped from beginning to end with the roughing gouge. David uses the roughing gouge for three different cuts—the roughing cut, a scraping cut, and a shearing cut—and all three are just a matter of changing the projection of the tool to the work.
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