This is a used, original Jerry Glaser's 3/4 bottom bowl gouge. OAL is 26 with it weighing about 3.5 LBS. The 16 handle is packed full of lead shot to absorb vibrations. It needs sharpening before using. This is in pristine condition.This chisel is expressly designed to cleanly cut the interior bottoms of bowls or deep vases. You need to chose the bevel angle, but I'd use a 65-degree bevel if I decide to keep this jewel. Only the flute is A11 CPM Steel (powdered metals). It's used to cleanly cut the bottom interior of a bowl in 3 to 6 cuts if your tool skills are up to snuff. It doesn't see a lot of use per project, thus the short flute length. The 3/4 steel shaft is meant to resist or deal with deflection / vibration issues when extended out over the tool rest.
The heavy 20 lead shot filled handle really helps dampen down the vibration problems. This is a rare find. Please see the pictures for more info, and condition.
The item "Jerry Glaser 3/4 A11 Bottom Bowl Gouge Wood Lathe Chisel Woodturning Tools" is in sale since Thursday, February 7, 2019. This item is in the category "Crafts\Home Arts & Crafts\Woodworking\Wood Turning Hand Tools". The seller is "tomcat90501" and is located in Torrance, California. This item can be shipped to United States.