Roughing It Easy
 

                                

 

Your Woodchuck Rougher is I decided to make one that used a Carbide insert. Carbide tooling has been the standard in machine shops for decades, but the grain structure of that grade of carbide and the angles that were available didn't work well with wood.

After searching for quite some time I located a source for the inserts made of Micro Grain Carbide with a high shear angle, Now I have and offer to you a roughing tool that will remove stock much faster with less effort and give a cutting edge that will out last HSS by at least 20 times.

 When the insert gets dull on one edge, simply loosen the screw holding the insert and turn it, it will give you 3 more fresh edges to cut with.

With a bit of practice you can achieve a surface that can rival that of a sharp Skew.  But it will not and can not take the place of a good Bowl Gouge, for the very best Bowl Gouges I recommend Thompson Lathe tools  Check our links page.

t will not and can not take the place of a good Bowl Gouge, for the very best Bowl Gouges I recommend Thompson Lathe tools  Check our links page.

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