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Lidded Boxes #9: Sharpening Bowl Gouge

12-14-2016 06:53 AM by HappyHowie | 1 comment »

I wanted more of a fingernail grind on my 3/8 inch bowl gouge. It is a Robert Sorby tool that I like but I had messed up on sharpening it. After taking a Woodcraft sharpening course, I felt I could better use my wet grinder to shape this gouge better. I also watched Sam Angelo, the Wyoming Wood Turner, explain how he shapes the wings on his bowl gouge. I found his presentation to be very instructive and helpful for me. I use Tormek jigs with my Grizzly 10” wet grinder. I bought thi...

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turnings #10: Newfound respect for hollow-form turners

08-25-2009 04:06 AM by Gary Fixler | 10 comments »

Well, I tried out the tools I got from mom for my birthday recently. Of note: 1) My 1/2” Sorby Spindlemaster was not a good indicator of how the 3/4” and 1” behave. I’ve been using the 1/2” however I liked, never reading up on how to use it, nor watching any videos. I recently watched one and thought “Huh, I’ve been using it entirely wrong.” I’ve been holding it flat, and using a combination of things with both hands and the tool rest t...

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