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483 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: incanal gouge question

How do you sharpen your incanal gouges?

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com


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stefang

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#1 posted 483 days ago

Hi Dave. I have a round tapered diamond Sharpener/file with handle that should do the trick. Whatever you use, it would have to be round. That’s what I use on carving gouges with inside bevels.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 483 days ago

I like the tapered idea for gouges of different sizes.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 483 days ago

I’m learning a lot from
Mary May's Carving School...

I haven’t heard of the term “incanal”... I know of Straight, curved, and V gouges… incanal… ???

I like her site… I think you would too…

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#4 posted 483 days ago

As I’m new to wood working, please forgive me if I’m wrong. But, wouldn’t it be done just the opposite of how an outcanal gouge would be sharpened??? Lol. ;)

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 483 days ago

toothcanal ?? LOL

outcanal… good one! LOL

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#6 posted 483 days ago

Panama canal super?? I’m lost again…........ok, still

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#7 posted 483 days ago

I know you guys were joking, but you are actually correct! An In cannal gouge is the opposite of an out cannal gouge. It has the bevel on the inside, so your cutting edge is on the outside. I have no idea how I would sharpen one with any kind of consistency though.

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#8 posted 483 days ago

Mikes suggestion is good. A tapered round sharpener.
And you guys are nuts.
That may be why I like it here.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#9 posted 483 days ago

Dave,

Has to be done with a dowel wrapped with sandpaper, or a ceramic rod. Has to be round of course, and abrasive enough to remove tool steel. Once sharpened to about 90% or 95% of fully sharp, honing on a round strop should keep it sharp.
Personally, I use and am very satisfied with wet / dry sandpaper.

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=31153&site=ROCKLER

Hope this helps.

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#10 posted 483 days ago

Oldtool that helps as well. Its just getting it to that “no effort to cut edge.” Thank you for your fine suggestion.
Incanal gouge for you guys that don’t know.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Dan Krager

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#11 posted 483 days ago

The tips above are good for the sharpening part, but I didn’t see anything about the final strop. Leather on a dowel is good for some but I’m very particular about rounding at the cutting edge. Leather tends to round because it is relatively soft. A very quick and respectable cylindrical bevel hone can be made with a dowel of the correct diameter charged with a honing compound like the green chromium sticks and chucked in a slow shaft, lathe, drill press, or something like that.
Incanal gouges are used on convex surfaces, outcanal on concave surfaces.
DanK

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Dave

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#12 posted 483 days ago

Dan thank you, a harder strop makes sense.
Joe you are a funny guy.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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mchuray

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#13 posted 483 days ago

Boy those look great!. What brand & where did yoiu get them? DMT looks to have some diamond tapered cones that should get the job done. I really like there products for everything, but the final edge. Then it is crocus cloth glued to whever shape I need and a strop for the final mirror edge.
Mark

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Dave

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#14 posted 483 days ago

Mark I am sorry to say I just found them on the internet as an example to show the bevel.
What is this crocus cloth you speak of.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#15 posted 483 days ago

Dave, When you get it figured out, I’ll send mine over to be sharpened…..

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