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    Default Adze or gouge for bowls and kuskas?

    So a week or two back I carved my first spoon almost on accident. Then set out to carve my first kuska and i'm nearly done and very pleased wiyh myself. But hollowing a bowl with the mora spoon knife was just a bit more work than I like even after i got the profile adjusted to suite me. So I need either a gouge or a tiny adze for roughing bowls and I'm not sure which I would prefer.
    I hope that some of the experienced carvers will chime in with the advantages and disadvantages of each along with some advice on where and what to buy.

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    I use a hook knife, from Pinewood Forge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sides View Post
    I use a hook knife, from Pinewood Forge.
    A better hook knife than the mora is definitely in my long tern wants list as well. Could you share more about what led you to that knife and why it works best for ya?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amusin View Post
    A better hook knife than the mora is definitely in my long tern wants list as well. Could you share more about what led you to that knife and why it works best for ya?
    I'm not a fan of Mora. I don't like mass produced knives, even though I have some. A friend recommended Pinewood Forge. He makes the knives himself, for spoon carvers. When I ordered it took about a month to get the knife. The blades are beautiful and scary sharp. I like to support the little guy.

    http://pinewoodforge.com

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    I actually prefer using gouges for most of the work in carving the bowl of spoons, kuksas, and bowls. I prefer to use my crooked knives to do more 'finish' type work.

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    I've got a vintage gouge that I picked up on fleabay for under $10 that works decently for spoons. I haven't found a good piece of wood for kuksa yet.
    But my spoon knife from Del at Pinewood Forge last week and it is absolutely amazing. It carves through birch like butter.

    Tapatalk ate my spelling and grammar.

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    I am looking for a good adze myself. I have a spoon/hook knife, but am really looking for an adze to help get the bowl roughed out quicker. Thankyou for bringing this up!

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    I would also like to know what would be a good adze. The gransfors bruks gutter adze is over three hundred dollars (not sure why for such a small tool, it's almost double the price of their swedish carving axe). If someone could recommend a good adze (gutter i guess) that doesn't break the bank I would appreciate it.
    Last edited by Sterling Woodsman; 04-16-2013 at 10:36 PM.

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    Check this out. He makes a great product.
    http://bushcraftusa.com/forum/showth...Lil-Adze-Today

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    Quote Originally Posted by joedirtofkc View Post
    Check this out. He makes a great product.
    http://bushcraftusa.com/forum/showth...Lil-Adze-Today
    oohh! do want!!

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