2" gouge or larger? Also scrapers from Xinjiang.
A 2" gouge? sounds great ....... how large do they make gouges?? I just might have to part with $42 ...........
While traveling in Xinjiang, China in 2008, and exploring Kashi, I wandered to an area where tools were forged specifically for wood lathe users. Lathe tools seem to follow one pattern, round head scrapers with the cutting edge much wider then the shank with sharp sharp corners. I purchased two of them, one a "normal" sized scraper with a head about 1.25" wide and the second with a 4" wide cutting edge.
Did not have any success with either tool however since I am just starting out on the wood lathe, there is much to be learned. I did watch the professionals using these tools and was very impressed with the production rate and the varieties made from one tool.