I got a good deal on a Sorby spindle gouge and turned my own handle. Even though I really love saving money, I also enjoy basic projects like this. It’s nice to think about using this tool for years.
It’s hard to do a direct comparison of the Sorby tool to my other H.S.S. tools because the edge retention depends on the angle and type of edge. But I have no complaints; it’s a nice tool, and the smaller size is great for more detailed spindle work.
Plus it gave me a chance to use my favorite spindle turning tool, a skew chisel.
“Aces High”, “Honey Bee”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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