After seeing what Bernie had to say about the Traditional grind on a bowl gouge, I went and did a bit of reading up on it, in books (gasp!) and the net.
I then destroyed a lousy piece of Ginko wood I had roughed out some time ago!.
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Here is the tip, with my interpretation of a "Traditional Grind", the gouge is a 1/4" Hamlet.
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Here is how I hold it in use.
I seem to get some fairly decent cuts from it, nice fine curlies!!
here is a cut I've done only halfway, the wood, the Ginko is REALLY soft and hard to get a nice clean cut, the rough part is where I've done a normal cut with a normal bowl gouge, that was nice and sharp, but on this soft stuff, it still cut poorly............
....the smooth part of the cut was accomplished with the traditionally ground bowl gouge, I think the difference is rather dramatic.
Here is that section of the bowl with the cuts finished. I also spritzed the surface with water.