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gouge sharpening

by Karda
posted 02-03-2017 05:26 PM


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papadan

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#1 posted 02-03-2017 05:45 PM

Your profile, from the cutting edge back toward the handle is rounded. This should be flat, as you are grinding you need to roll the tool but you have to keep your angle from tip to handle the same.

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#2 posted 02-03-2017 06:19 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5iEhUoSi8Q

Mar yMay does a great job at showing and explaining how to sharpen a gouge. Lock the elbow at you hip, swivel hips left to right while turning your wrist. I think you may be rolling it over too far blunting the edges. Youll also need a slip stone or a dowel wrapped in sandpaper to remove the burr you form on the inside of the gouge.

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Karda

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#3 posted 02-03-2017 06:39 PM

thanks for showing me the proper angle, this being a chepy the edge was deformed when I got it, I just made it worse, should I straighten the edge

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Karda

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#4 posted 02-04-2017 04:26 AM

straightened the edge on the gouge but when I sharpen it a slight hook starts to form on the left corner when facing the back of the gouge. UTubes don’t help much because they can’t tell me what I am doing wrong

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#5 posted 02-04-2017 11:57 PM

Not quite following your “hook” take a picture so we can see what you’re talking about.

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Karda

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#6 posted 02-05-2017 01:05 AM

the picture above is the best one I could get, I ground down the high points and am re sharping. when I rock the blade I rtry not to go over the corners so far so good

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