Palm Scroll Gouges

Plans used were those by Albert Fischer as published in a the SCAVM bulletin in August 1966 and may be viewed on their excellent website at So far I have made the die, out of two pieces of 5/8" square steel bar, the handles from 1'' dowel and have finally managed to obtain two high carbon steel hack saw blades to make the gouge blades. (most blades available here are of high speed steel) The color and amount of sparks given off when placed on a grinder is a very easy and simple method to tell them apart. [Thank you Mr. Fischer for your excellent article.]

                            Tools still
under construction


Die & handles


More photos pending


This page was last updated  on 07 April 2004