Turning Archive 2006
I am going to purchase a few tools, and had a bowl gouge question. I am turning smaller items on a jet mini. What are the general guidelines for using a 3/8" versus a 1/2" bowl gouge? I would like to get (or grind) to a swept back profile. The 1/2" will give more support, but how small a turning is practical?
I want to give a try on some bowls in the 4" to 8" range, as well as some small vessels.
Recommendations and experiences welcome.