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#1 posted 07-09-2015 12:35 PM

Mark, while 5/8” and bigger gouge excels at removing material with aggressive cuts. You can be aggressive with a sharp tool without forcing the cut. When you slow the cut down and take a less aggressive cut can produce an off the tool finish.

Now lathe speed, sharp tool, how you hold the tool and stance, and use your body movement and wood on the lathe has a lot to do with final results. Yes, bevel angle and bowl design also important but that comes with experience. JMHO, size of the gouge does not really matter turning a bowl it’s all about technique.

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