Which In Cannel Gouge should I buy?

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Which In Cannel Gouge should I buy?

Postby DawnGoff » Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:10 am

Hi Everyone

I recently went on the Halsway Manor reed making course and if like to have a go at making reeds more regularly.

I was wondering if anyone can recommend what brand of gouge I should buy?

Are there any particular things I should look for when buying a gouge?

What curvature should I be aiming for?

Thanks a lot for any help you can give

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Re: Which In Cannel Gouge should I buy?

Postby dsomerville » Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:37 pm

Hi Dawn
I bought a 19mm gouge from toolnut.co.uk a while back that seems to do the job.

See http://www.toolnut.co.uk/products/chise ... _19mm.html

Good to see you at the Halsway course - another great weekend.

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Re: Which In Cannel Gouge should I buy?

Postby Francis Wood » Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:14 pm

I also bought a Henry Taylor Incannel Firmer Gouge.

My experience with this was less successful than David's. The back of the gouge beneath the edge had been buffed so severely that it was no longer straight. It's now a very good tool but it took a lot of work to make it so. If you're luckier than me (and more sensible, ensuring that the back is really longtitudinally flat, which I should have done before purchase), it's a well-crafted tool and suitable for the job.

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Re: Which In Cannel Gouge should I buy?

Postby garagepiper » Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:00 pm

Hi All,

For what its worth -

As a DIYer (and OAP with very little money!) I made my own from a piece of 25mm dia S/S. pipe.

Put in lathe chuck and inserted round file at shallow angle to sharpen and a tapered oilstone to polish inside edge.

Removed burr on outside with diamond plate & water.

Turned small handle which fits into the sharp end when you're finished - keeps it safe if flung into a drawer.


PS: Make away - I haven't patented it (yet)!
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Re: Which In Cannel Gouge should I buy?

Postby geoff_m » Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:42 am

I also bought a Henry Taylor gouge, but unlike Francis I sent it back. Its the first gouge I've ever seen where the edge was s shaped. I've now bought one from Ashley Iles, 19mm sweep 6 incannel and a very nice tool.

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