Turning Archive 2004
Brian Gray in Sandusky, OH
>My question really is towards gouges. Scrapers are simple to sharpen. My parting tools, skews, and bedans get put to the stones where they get razor-sharp.
But my gouges generally get put to a slow-speed grinding wheel, and then a strop or slip-stone to remove the burr.
Is this enough? At times, I notice that the shavings that hit the back of my hand can get pretty darn hot.
I own a tormek, and could very easily buy the gouge jig to get my gouges much closer to razor sharp...but it's probably a slower process than the grinder.
Also, thanks for helping out with a beginner question.