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    Here is a batch of 10 heavy duty woodcarving gouges, forged from old bill hooks. I finally managed to temper them, to my satisfaction at least, using a little enamelling oven. First I tried oxyacetylene, but that was patchy and too fast, then I tried a tray of hot sand, but it did not seem to retain sufficient heat away from the fire, where it was impossible for me to discern the colours.Gouges-img_0577.jpg
    The handles were turned from table legs, mostly.

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    Nice job Philip! Congratulations

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    Thanks Philip Davies! We've added your Gouges to our Woodworking category,
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