Gouge sharpening on the cheap.

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Project by Tony posted 01-05-2009 04:55 PM 2561 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a quick posting of a little project I did on Sunday afternoon, you can more details on Gouge sharpening on the cheap, by clicking on the link.

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (

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#1 posted 01-05-2009 05:16 PM

Thanks, Tony!!!

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#2 posted 01-05-2009 05:27 PM

Very interesting!

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#3 posted 01-05-2009 05:50 PM

Hi Tony and thank you for the great idea . I was using my lathe last weekend and needed to sharpen my gouges so I turned to my 10” disc sander with a 180 grit disc on it . It worked great , but like you said in your blog , multiple sharpenings free hand don’t produce the same results as having a set up like yours and you can waste a lot of precious metal and time . Happy New Year Tony !

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#4 posted 01-05-2009 05:59 PM

Great idea Tony, thanks for the idea. It’s gonna save a lot on my tools.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 01-05-2009 07:20 PM

Nice. I have been toying with the notion of a similar bar and jig approach to sharpen on my low speed grinder.

-- Doug, woodworking in Alabama

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#6 posted 01-05-2009 07:40 PM


I used to use my Tormek for doing this, but when you change the profile, or even the initial grinding of the Turning tools, it takes its toll on the grinding wheel, the grinding wheels do not last long, cost a fortune to replace and take an age to remove so much metal.

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (

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#7 posted 01-20-2009 08:12 PM

Tony A great post. Thanks.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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