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Ed Weber
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The Grind
Aug 13th, 2018 at 9:13am
 
With turning comes sharpening and as a result, the debate over which grind to use for each tool.
No matter what tool, spindle gouge, bowl gouge, scraper, etc there are numerous grinds to choose from.
For example, what grind do you use?
Do you use the same grind it came with from the store?
Do you use the grind some "pro" turner or instructor uses?
Do you use a grind you developed that works for you?
Do you use two different grinds on two of the same tool? (like a bowl gouge, one bottom feeder, one Irish grind)
Do you use different grinds depending on the size (diameter or thickness) of the tool

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What grinds do you use and how did you settle on them? Photo's would be a great asset
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Re: The Grind
Reply #1 - Aug 13th, 2018 at 10:43am
 
I guess I'll start
1 & 2 are my bowl gouge. This is basically wha I use on all of them
3 is a spindle (detail) gouge, nothing fancy, works well for what I need. This one doesn't have the heel ground away but can easily be done for tighter access if needed.
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Re: The Grind
Reply #2 - Aug 14th, 2018 at 7:54am
 
Ed just a question. What's the angle of the main bevel on the bowl gouges?
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Re: The Grind
Reply #3 - Aug 14th, 2018 at 9:10am
 
I believe it's 65 degrees, give or take a degree.
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Re: The Grind
Reply #4 - Aug 15th, 2018 at 7:12am
 
A little of both, on my good tools (Sorby, Carter&Sons) I tend to stay with what is on them and just keep them sharp. On my cheapo tools (Harbor Freight) I tend to experiment with different grinds to see if I like them whether it is one I saw someone use on YouTube or something that popped in my head.
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Re: The Grind
Reply #5 - Aug 16th, 2018 at 1:14pm
 
Me, I set the Wolverine to the setting from Thompson and everything gets that angle. gouges and scrapers.

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Re: The Grind
Reply #6 - Aug 17th, 2018 at 9:45am
 
Mostly i use 3 tools.  An Ellsworth gouge, sharpened with his jig.  A scraper at 70 degrees.  And a negative rake scraper @35 degrees  on both sides.
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Re: The Grind
Reply #7 - Aug 17th, 2018 at 10:16am
 
Have any of you guys ever tried any other angles or styles of grinds?
What works for one person may not work for another.
When I get a new tool, I try the factory grind, whatever it may be and if necessary (which is most of the time) I change it to suit my needs. Some tools like SRG's and parting tools don't require much alteration but spindle/detail gouges and bowl gouges need quite a lot.
Nose angle, length of the wing, heel ground back, that sort of thing.
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