I'm guessing woodworking a much more neglected skill compared to bake off?I liked the idea of the program but as is evident the name if wrong, should be britains inept woodworkers, it is a shame the skill level is so basic I have seen better in a school woodwork class. There are certainly some with good design skills but attention to detail is lacking. From the title and build up one expected experienced woodworkers and it is evident that is not the case. Enthusiastic yes, good designers maybe, but skilled woodworkers; not in evidence so far. Though some do try hard. I am surprised smash and bash you tuber is still there and suspect he will lose a lot of subscribers if they watch the show. I will watch the rest of the series for entertainments sake rather than education.
Why is it dangerous? newbie turner here!One of the things I wasn’t happy about was the guy making the Indian themed house was using a roughing gouge on a bowl blank. Not the right tool and dangerous. I would have thought someone would have screened the final edit for stuff like this.
Despite looking ‘meaty’, to give them their proper name, a spindle roughing gouge, are actually quite weak compared to a bowl gouge. You can see this where the tang enters the handle - it is much thinner in the case of a spindle roughing gouge compared to a bowl gouge especially in relation to the cutting edge available.
As others have said - it’s not strong enough. The roughing gouge is made from a folded bit of steel, with a tang. A bowl gouge should be used on the edge of a face grain/bowl blank because the roughing gouge can dig in to the end grain and snap the tool (in extremis). The roughing gouge looks a strong tool, but isn’t.