Turning Archive 2006

Subject:
Bowl Gouge Question

Gary R
>Hello all

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.

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