Robust 5/8″ Bowl Gouge – with handle


The Robust 5/8″ bowl gouge with 16″ handle is made with Nitrided M2 HSS and has a polished parabolic flute and a flat milled shaft.

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The Robust 5/8″ Bowl Gouge features a parabolic flute and is made from Hardened and Nitrided M2 tool steel.  It comes with a 16″ hard maple handle and a stainless steel ferrule.  It is shipped sharp and ground with a double bevel. Parabolic flutes give a great combination of strength and chip ejection.  They are amenable to finger nail (Ellsworth or Irish) grinds, conventional bowl gouge grinds and the “40/40” grind.

Robust woodturning tools are manufactured by Robust from premium HSS (high speed steel) that has been treated with a proprietary Nitriding process. Nitriding is not a coating or plating, but a diffusion wherein extra carbon and nitrogen are added to the base metal. This zone is up to .002″ deep. The result: significantly improved edge holding and reduced sharpening. Learn more about the Nitriding process used by Robust tools here.

Flat Milled Gouges: All Robust gouges are flat milled on the top and you can use your sharpening jig all the way down to the end.

Parabolic Flutes: Our bowl gouges feature a parabolic flute. Parabolic flutes optimize three things: 1) having a good size flute for chip ejection, 2) leaving enough metal in the gouge for good strength and 3) sharpenability for both fingernail and conventional grinds (like the 40/40).

Gouge Specifications:

  • Blade measures: 0.640″ dia. x 9.5″, flute measures: 8″
  • Handle length: 16″, overall length: 25.5″
  • parabolic shape flute, pre-ground to standard bowl gouge profile

Additional information

Weight1.875 lbs
Dimensions30.5 × 3.25 × 3.25 in

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