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Spindle tool recommendations, please
Bob Hodge posted a topic in Wood TurnersI have drooled over the Woodturners Catalog just as I used to droll over the Sear's Christmas catalog a long time ago. I want to excel in finials as I move to more lidded vessels, or are they hollow forms? I don't know. Lids with finials, at any rate. I am an experienced, probably middle of the road quality turner with a combination of carbide and traditional tools. I may rough out with carbide yet the last cuts are with a steel tool, as nicely sharpened as I can get it. All of my tools are really too big for the smaller finials, so I am looking at a 3/8 spindle gouge. As I began, the sales guy told me I needed a Sorby Spindle Master so I got one. It works reasonably well, though I have yet to master the Spindle Master. From some videos, it appears that there are the more traditional spindle gouges, then some that are swept back quite a bit. One place calls it an Irish guide. The videos I have watched seem to favor the more swept back gouges. So, I will do OK choosing a brand, but if you have a strong preference, please say so. My real question is whether I should get the more swept back gouge or a more standard gouge for making finials. Thanks Robert