Chris Hoehle

I often find that the handle supplied by the manufacturer on a bowl gouge is too short for my liking, so in this rotation I show you how easy it is to remove the gouge from the existing handle, and turn a custom one that better suits your needs. You can customize everything from the length, to the grip thickness, to the color of the wood and the ferrule, and I’ve found that a thicker grip than the handle they come with often relieves tendonitis, tennis elbow, and other conditions cause or exacerbated by overgripping a handle that is too thin.