Violin Gouges

These long handled gouges make the job of carving violin, viola and cello plates faster and easier (and more enjoyable!). The specially designed ash handles allow the user to make powerful, efficient cuts for quick removal of excess wood. They are tempered to Rc61 and are guaranteed to hold a razor sharp edge for hours of productive, uninterrupted carving.

Overall length 13″. Made in Austria.

552-0530 #5-30mm Violin Gouge $78.00

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552-0520 #5-20mm Violin Gouge $68.00

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palm-scroll-1 Palm Handle Violin Scroll Gouge Set

This set of palm handled gouges is perfect for carving violin scrolls. These short, compact tools are 5″ long and come in a set of 6: #9-10mm, #5-16mm, #3-16mm, #7-16mm, #7-12mm and #5-20mm. The blades are forged from the best German steel and are guaranteed to hold a sharp edge even after extended use in dense, hard woods.


Stock Number Price Purchase
Violin Scroll Gouge Set 57-0006 $220.00 Add to Cart
dastra palm Dastra Palm Tools

Palm tools are the best choice for small carving projects. Many carvers hold the carving in one hand while the compact palm tool is held in the other. This one-handed carving technique allows excellent control when making intricate cuts on a small scale. Dastra palm tools are German made to the highest quality standards and are suitable for both beginners and professional carvers. Blade length: 3″, overall length 6″.

Please note: V Tools in the Dastra Palm line are 75°.

**Discontinued; sizes listed below are available while supplies last.**

Description Stock Number Price Purchase
#1 4mm Spoon Chisel

203-0104 $19.99 Add to Cart
#2 4mm Skew Chisel

202-0204 $19.99 Add to Cart
#2 6mm Skew Chisel 202-0206 $19.99 Add to Cart
#4 2mm Straight Gouge

202-0402 $19.99 Add to Cart
#11 -3mm Straight Veiner Gouge 208-1103 $21.99 Add to Cart
#11 -4mm Straight Veiner Gouge 208-1104 $21.99 Add to Cart
#11 -5mm Straight Veiner Gouge 208-1105 $21.99 Add to Cart
#75-5mm Straight V Tool 209-7505 $22.99 Add to Cart
Ibex-pic-1 Purfling Groove Cleaner

The ideal tool for cleaning the purfling groove. The 2mm thick blade can be modified to suit the user’s needs.

Stock Number




5068 Ibex Purfling Groove Cleaner $15.00

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Purfling marker Purfling Groove Marker

Adjustable cutter for manual marking of guitar edges and violin purfling grooves. Two knives with opposing bevels are adjusted with Allen set screws for a cutting clearance of 1/16″ to 1/4″ from the fence. Bronze casting with hardwood handle.

Item Number Description Price Purchase
5067 Ibex Purfling Groove Marker $65.00

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stubai-plate-gouge-1 Stubai Inside Bevel Spoon Gouge

Used for carving the inside surfaces of violins, violas and cellos. This tool is a #7 sweep, 30mm inside bevel gouge. Overall length 9 1/2″. Hand-forged in Austria from the finest steel.


Stock Number Price Purchase
#7 30mm Stubai Spoon Gouge 480770 $108.00 Add to Cart