So its back to scooping out a new batch of spoons and after the set of beech wood spoons I made I was contemplating the idea of using a bigger gouge to speed things up. I had a Narex 50mm gouge laying around that I never really got comfortable with and at some stage the edge got badly damaged so it just ended up at the bottom of the tool box.
I took it back out these days and dedicated some time to resharpening the edge because if it works out, having that 50mm of blade will make a big difference!
I started using it again and yes, it was working out very well. the scoops are much larger so makes work quick and it also leaves less tool marks so I won’t have to sand so much when it comes to smoothing it out.
But my playing around didn’t end there. I was feeling the handle too small and lacking in leverage so having an off cut of beech wood just long enough i ended up making my own handle. Now I got plenty of power and leverage! And sure I even decorated it and all it was that good.
So there you go, an inexpensive gouge with decent steel turned into a real power house of a tool.
Okay back to work now…