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Jack Lewis

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#1 posted 07-29-2017 04:58 PM

Hi I reasentley traded some chairs I made out of spools for a lathe. I was Excited to try it out and bought some cheep tools they work but I have to constantly sharpen them I would like to get some new ones what is a descent set that won t brake the bank

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After doing as you, searching everywhere, I found, Their gouges are expensive, most are double ended, and they claim a special proprietary steel. I have found it sharpens very well with CBN wheel, holds an edge forever and I really love it. I use a 1” gouge to rough out bowls from logs and smaller (1/2”) for the rest. The double ended gouge is cool because it just takes seconds to reverse it without shutting down the lathe. The heavier 1” gouge really stands up to the out-of-round log when roughing. They also warned when sharpening, if the steel blues, let it cool naturally, don’t quench in water.

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