Tuesday, 6 November 2012


Think the photo tells all?, I was enjoying myself hollowing out a small Willow bowl with my Marples gouge, when i felt something was wasn't right and sure enough it wasn't, one of my favourite tools, was looking decidedly ill.

Upon closer inspection the metal appears to be fatigued and also has what looks like a flaw in the structure of the gouge, the flaw must have been there since the thing was cast, god only knows how many years ago, and with the use this gouge gets, i suppose it was only a matter of time before it cried 'enough', still all is not lost as i should be able to regrind it and bring it back into use again, well that's the plan of action at the moment.

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