Re: Electric gougers
It's not on their website, but I'm pretty sure that Reeds 'n Stuff makes one. I think that's who it was. Udo was demonstrating it at the IDRS conference last summer. Pretty impressive. You put a dry piece of cane in the machine, closed the lid, hit the button and in about 10 seconds a sand paper bit had gouged the piece while a built-in vacuum took up the sawdust. It was completely automatic.
I have no idea how expensive it was. My guess is around 6,000 euro based on the price of his other machines. Maybe more, who knows.
Bassoon professor at University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire
Maker of the Little-Jake electric bassoon pickup and Weasel bassoon reeds