Roughing Gouges are used on spindles only and most often to turn down square stock into cylinders. Roughing gouges are forged from flat stock which has been fully heat treated for optimum performance and usually have high wings. They are ground straight across and can also produce excellent finishes on round stock. The gouges are referred to as "Spindle Roughing Gouges" and should never be used on bowls or vessels. We offer spindle roughing gouges in various sizes ranging from 3/4" to 2".