I hope I'm not wearing you down withmy questions.
I set up my grinding rig today, and sharpened all my gouges. I took my spindle gouges, and however they were previously ground, I put a 45º grind on them, rotating them on the stone without any fancy swinging back and forth. I left my Irish grind bowl gouge alone. So, from what you can see here, do my grinds look OK for spindle work?
Now, this one is of the stand I keep my chisels in. It's so clever I had to show you, and it also works as a mating stall for tools.
These are the backs and the fronts of my tools, respectively, the one on the far right is my bowl gouge:
These are the tips of five of the chisels, the last one showing the flute and back:
So, do these look reasonable well ground to you guys, or should I refine my technique, or get someone else to do it?
I would also like to know if lathe tools are oviparous or viviparous, or reproduce by cell division. I swear when I counted at the start there were 12 tools in the stand, but at the end there were 13. I didn't see any little lathe tool eggs lying around while I was working, so I want to know how they gave birth to another tool. It had to be one of the 3/8" gouges.