I have sharpened my roughing gouge myself, and also my HF spindle gouges and skew, as well as myscrapers, and they seem to work OK, and I would say the skew works very well, taking very thin shavings and leaving a smooth surface behind.
I sharpened the spindle gouges using a motion similar to that achieved by some of the jigs I have seen (freehand) and achieved a cutting end more like a man's fingernail than a lady's, but it cuts pretty well.
I am a little intimidated by the bowl gouge. It seems to me that I can sharpen my spindle gouges simply by the same method as the roughing gouge, that is, put the tool against the stone at the correct angle, and rotate the tool along its length. The bowl gouge however, would seem to benefit more from a jig like the Wolverine, or the one Captain Eddie shows in his
So, obviously I have some confusion running around in my head. What is the difference between an Ellsworth and a bowl gouge with deep wings? What is the normal pattern for a bowl gouge, and what settings would you use on a Wolverine type jig? Stuart's
Please clarify my muddification.