dp 38gougeThis month the Lathe SIG is all about sharpening. At the 7/15 session, we took out the newturning tools that the club purchased and went through the process of initial shaping and sharpening of the bowl gouges, roughing gouges and parting tools. We used the club's Spindle and Bowl Gouge Templates, available from links in the header of this SIG.

We spoke about the inportance of keeping the same ratios for consistency (tool projection from the holder, angle of the holder and distance of the jig from the wheel face, all of which are helped by the use of the templates.

We had several new members take the challenge and they produced fine quality work on the club's tools. They are ready.

Next week we will be demonstrating negative rake scrapers and sharpening the members' tools.

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