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Follow-up on 1" Serious bowl gouge

by Jack Lewis
posted 02-04-2017 08:54 PM


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#1 posted 02-04-2017 09:07 PM

Not sure you will end up but that tool looks like it will get you there!

-- Bill

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#2 posted 02-05-2017 02:46 PM

Jack, when you gonna put something big on that lathe, huh?????? Just kidding…... It’s gonna be a nice looking piece with those branches or growth rings showing.

I went to Serious’ site, and was looking at their 1/2 and 5/8” Ultimate gouges. I noticed this in their description;

The tool does not arrive sharpened so that you can apply your personal grind to your gouge . Does that mean you can’t use CBN, or am I reading something into this?

I didn’t see anything on the 1” gouge you are showing….... Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson) www.woodturnerstools.com

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#3 posted 02-05-2017 04:56 PM

Jerry; My discussions with them did not mention non-use of CBN. I rough ground the gouge on a stone wheel before finishing on a 180 grit CBN. The only restriction is if/when the metal gets hot, DON’T QUENCH in water. I was to set is aside and cool it slow. BUT, there is so much metal it didn’t get hot too soon. I am going to mention to them next conversation the edge angle should come closer to actual use instead of about 45o. One of the designs I DO like is the flute is the whole length of the shaft. AND the metal does hold an edge!

-- "PLUMBER'S BUTT! Get over it, everybody has one"

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#4 posted 02-05-2017 05:38 PM

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#5 posted 02-05-2017 08:38 PM

JMHO, doubt Serious tool steel cares whether you use an AO or CBN wheel to sharpen or re-sharpen your tools! Either type wheel will sharpen your tools. Think Doug Thompson says he uses a 60 grit AO wheel to put a bevel on his gouges before shipping. Doug goes on to say don’t need a CBN wheel to sharpen his tools.

I have finally settle on 80 & 46 grit combination AO K-hardness wheels to sharpen & resharpen or change bevel angle on my tools. Don’t need a CBN wheel but would like to have one of D-Way 80 grit wheels.

So use whatever you have and whatever grit does the job for you!

-- Bill

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#6 posted 02-05-2017 08:52 PM

The beautiful advantage to a CBN wheel is the “never change” circumference. Repeat, repeat, repeat. And they grind cooler.

-- "PLUMBER'S BUTT! Get over it, everybody has one"

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#7 posted 02-13-2017 03:00 AM


This half is now done. <><><><><><><><><><> This side is next.

I gouged and scraped and sanded and lacquered and buffed and waxed until I mellowed both the Serious Gouge and the Mesquite log. As much as the heavier gouge resisted the vibration and air space bounce, the tool wanted to take such a large bite. It was difficult on my first use to make feather scrapes. However, upon experience with it and being more familiar my next project proved it’s worth to me. On three projects so far, I have only have to sharpen twice and then just one and two very light passes on the CBN wheel. Hollowing was such a joy as it stayed exactly where presented and sliced perfectly. Money well invested.
Can’t wait to put the bigger other half of the log to test.

-- "PLUMBER'S BUTT! Get over it, everybody has one"

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