Turning Archive

Subject:
Re: Time to replace tools
Response To:
Time to replace tools ()

Don Stephan
Recently I saw a graphic and some discussion about flute shapes. Consensus seems to be that each manufacturer has their own version of U, V, and parabolic (and probably the spindle gouge flute as well). So you might not find all parabolic 1/2" bar bowl gouges for example feel as sweet in your hands. I'd suggest you ask some neighbor turners to let you make a few shavings with their tools until you've tried several brands, or at least tried one brand you are leaning towards.

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