Hand Tools

Subject:
Re: Cleaning up the inside of a gouge blade

Bill Houghton, Sebastopol, CA
If I recall correctly, putting a microbevel on the inside of a gouge is one kind of standard practice in sharpening.

As to the cleanup that you later figured out how to do, coarse steel wool lubricated with mineral spirits could work, too. Use a good big hunk, and your fingers can avoid the sharp edge.

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