Sharpening a roughing gouge

There are plenty of resources about sharpening out there (in books and online), but I thought I would show my home-made grinder and tool rest in action through the medium of motion picture.

A roughing gouge is relatively simple to sharpen; you just set the angle of the rest to 45-ish degrees (depending on which book/blog you’ve read) and then swivel the gouge on its long axis (like turning a screwdriver).

I use a 150 grit wheel and this is good enough to get the tool back to work.


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