Shop Skills Tuning And Sharpening Your Gouges Is Vital To Your Success And Overall Enjoyment In Carving
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Sharpening Carving Gouges Photos by Ted Brown I had experience as a carver of furniture parts, but when I joined Doug Bernhardt a few years back for a six-month stint in his sign carving shop, I quickly learned a lot more about sharpening.
The tool should always shear its way into the wood, and not want to come up out of the cut.Only moderate force is required with a sharp gouge.When you buy a gouge, it often comes with an edge on it, but most often it does not have an inner bevel.
Remember, every edge has two sides to it, so that inner bevel is just as important as the main bevel on the outside of the tool.To create the inner bevel, we use a fine Arkansas stone, called a slip stone.
These stones are teardrop shaped in cross section, measuring about 4 1/2" long x 1 3/4" wide, with a 3/16" radius curved edge on the wide side of the teardrop.It is the large radius that we use to shape and tune the inner bevel of the gouge.
Select a stoneAs with all tool sharpening, stone choice is personal.When I first learned to carve, we were taught...