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Serious Toolworks Ultimate Bowl Gouge

Serious Wood Turning LatheSerious Toolworks delivers
      outstanding lathe performance...

The Super Duty SL2542 Wood Lathe - Now Available

First developed in 1999, our premium wood lathe offers an unmatched combination of engineering, finish, power, and stability.

While most wood lathes weigh 100 to 400 pounds, the Serious Wood Lathe (SL2542) weighs in at over 1580 pounds including enough power, control, and capacity to handle any project.

Professional woodturner Mike Mahoney states, "The stability and torque of the SL2542 is amazing, this is a very impressive wood lathe!"

Learn more about the Serious Toolworks SL2542 wood lathe.

Contact us by email, or phone 1-800-211-1484, we'll be happy to answer your questions.

Paul in NW Washington state shared...

"I love the 'heft'of the tool, handle and gouge.

It makes for a very steady tool on the rest and against the work.

I had some trouble getting the profile I wanted on the Ultimate gouge. I did an asymmetric grind, left side more profiled for more aggressive back cutting or roughing and right side less so for finish cuts. It took me a bit to get it right, my fault, but I love it now. I do find the steel on the Ultimate Gouge holds an edge longer than my other tools and I can get it very, very sharp.

The Serious Camlock Handle works very well. I find it comfortable to the hand and it works well with your gouge.

Overall I am very pleased with what you have provided so far and I look forward to the heavier gouge for roughing."

When you want quality woodturning tools - the difference is in the details

Serious Toolworks makes only heavy-duty, oversized woodturning tools and a premium lathe and accessories -- all backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. The high-quality materials and sturdy designs of our tools and accessories ensure unmatched efficiency, wear resistance, and performance. Learn more about Serious Toolworks woodturning tools.

Since 1998, Serious Toolworks (formerly Serious Lathe Co.) has been producing tools using significantly superior materials and designs:


Serious Wood Gouges

Serious Wood Gouges

Ultimate Wood Gouge

Woodturning Tools

1 Inch Serious Wood Scrapers

1-1/2 Inch Serious Wood Scrapers


Wood Turning Tools


Tool Material:

  •  All Serious standard bowl and spindle gouges are machined from M2 high speed steel. M2 remains the most widely used steel for woodturning worldwide. Our M2 gouges are heat treated in a vacuum furnace at 2150 degrees F, delivering tools with a HRC of 62 to 63.
  •  M2 also offers tool flexibility to resist chipping and shattering from high speed catches, and abrasion resistance needed to turn hardwoods at high speeds.
  •  Serious Scrapers are produced from A2 tool steel, heat-treated to 1750 degrees F, delivering tools with a HRC of 61 to 62.

Tool Design

  • The Serious scraper/handle system is the only one of its kind on the market today.
  • Serious Scrapers offer 9" -- not the traditional 5-7 inches -- of working tool length.
  • Serious bowl gouges are 16" long and up to 1" in diameter.
  • Serious gouges 3/4" and smaller feature tip-to-tip fluting.
  • All Serious gouges are 16" long and provide a minimum of 10" (& 13" maximum) of useable fluted tool length, far more than the standard 5" to 7".

To Order:
If you have purchased from us before and prefer to pay by check, we will include an invoice with your shipment. Your payment will be due 15 days after you receive your shipment.

Online--use the Serious Toolworks Online Form. Please fill out the Contact Info and Order Info sections completely.

Telephone--we would recommend printing the Contact Form, filling it out, and calling us at 1-800-211-1484 with your order.


We do not accept credit cards, but we will gladly enclose an invoice when we ship your order. Your payment will be due 15 days after you receive your tools.

Product Inquiries:
Please call us at 1-800-211-1484, e-mail us at [email protected], or fill out our online Serious Toolworks contact form to send us questions about the SL2542 wood lathe, our wood turning tools, services and orders. We look forward to serving you with the finest wood turning lathe and tools.

Contact Information

For more information about Serious Toolworks, please write or call. We look forward to hearing from you!

Phone: 1-800-211-1484 - Hours 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Pacific Time (Monday-Friday)
E-mail: [email protected]
Address: 5829 Dark Hollow Road
Medford, OR 97501

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