I took a Thompson bowl gouge and sharpened it with the tormek and honed it on the leather wheel to a shaving sharpness. I finished turning 2 dry walnut 9" bowls inside and out before going back for a touch up. I did 2 dry osage orange bowls without going back to touch up. If that gouge would have been sharpened on a dry wheel you definitely would be back to the grinder 3 or 4 times per bowl. At least that is what I found when I just had the wolverine jig. Now I still use my wolverine jig if I want to change a profile on a gouge.
Retirement: That’s when you return from work one day
and say, “Hi, Honey, I’m home – forever.”
To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.