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opticsguy

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09-16-2021 03:29 AM

I am in the market for a 40+mm #7 sweep gouge.

I prefer larger wooden handles if possible although my hands are average.

Lee Valley has one on-line but never in stock.

Any recommendations? _ Thankyou.


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SMP

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#1 posted 09-16-2021 03:59 AM

hmm, 40 is pretty large. maybe check with Highland for a Hirsch

Chippingaway has a 40mm pfeil in stock, I just ordered from them last week:
https://www.chippingaway.com/shop/hand-woodcarving-tools-accessories/swiss-made-pfeil-tools/swiss-made-pfeil-tools-full-size-straight/pfeil-swiss-made-7-straight-shaft-gouges/

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#2 posted 09-16-2021 04:30 AM

https://www.woodcraft.com/products/pfeil-swiss-made-7-sweep-gouge-40-mm-full-size

There are 30+ units in the warehouse ready for delivery.

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#3 posted 09-16-2021 04:58 AM

Ouch, yeah i have noticed that Woodcraft and Rockler are really trying to gouge you these days under the guise of “covid prices”.

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#4 posted 09-16-2021 05:05 AM


Ouch, yeah i have noticed that Woodcraft and Rockler are really trying to gouge you these days under the guise of “covid prices”.

- SMP

Yeah, that’s a pricey tool. I really don’t think the retailers are out to get you. Things are getting crazy all over.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#5 posted 09-16-2021 05:08 AM


Ouch, yeah i have noticed that Woodcraft and Rockler are really trying to gouge you these days under the guise of “covid prices”.

- SMP

Yeah, that s a pricey tool. I really don t think the retailers are out to get you. Things are getting crazy all over.

- Rich

But Chippingaway has it for $30 less. I can understand a couple or few dollars. But when its 50% more than another reseller thats when i know they are out to get me. I’ve stopped buying from Bode as well because his prices have gotten astronomical.

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#6 posted 09-16-2021 05:16 AM


But Chippingaway has it for $30 less. I can understand a couple or few dollars. But when its 50% more than another reseller thats when i know they are out to get me. I’ve stopped buying from Bode as well because his prices have gotten astronomical.

- SMP

That’s a good tip. I didn’t follow your link, so I missed that.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#7 posted 09-16-2021 05:30 AM

Also looks like Whittlingshack can get you a Stubai for $68, they also have the cheapest shipping, and its flat rTe so you may want to buy more:
https://whittlingshack.com/stubaiusa

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#8 posted 09-16-2021 05:41 AM

SMP thanks for the links.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#9 posted 09-16-2021 04:59 PM

It is not clear how the OP intends to use the #7 – 40mm. Most gouges of that size are equipped with ferrules at both ends of the handle to strengthen it against mallet blows. There are no clues at his home or projects page.

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#10 posted 09-16-2021 05:36 PM

OP here and my apology, I meant to use the term BENT gouge.
A busy morning and will follow up on the suggestions here this evening, thank you.

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#11 posted 09-16-2021 06:17 PM



OP here and my apology, I meant to use the term BENT gouge.
A busy morning and will follow up on the suggestions here this evening, thank you.

- opticsguy

Planning to make spoons?

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SMP

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#12 posted 09-16-2021 06:29 PM



OP here and my apology, I meant to use the term BENT gouge.
A busy morning and will follow up on the suggestions here this evening, thank you.

- opticsguy

Bent is a different issue. You will have trouble finding bent and fishtail gouges in wider sizes.

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#13 posted 09-16-2021 06:58 PM


OP here and my apology, I meant to use the term BENT gouge.
A busy morning and will follow up on the suggestions here this evening, thank you.

- opticsguy

Bent is a different issue. You will have trouble finding bent and fishtail gouges in wider sizes.

- SMP

Realistically due to their use in small, deeper, harder to get to places, that is probably a good thing though. If it were bigger it would frustrate you, maybe worse than a straight gouge would in that use.

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#14 posted 09-16-2021 07:42 PM



Realistically due to their use in small, deeper, harder to get to places, that is probably a good thing though. If it were bigger it would frustrate you, maybe worse than a straight gouge would in that use.

- therealSteveN

Yeah, you basically cross over to bowl adze at that point.

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