I have a few old gouges laying around. I have never been able to get these things sharp. I think Joseph’s video is a great help. My problem is, I think the bevel angle is wrong. I think the bevel should be around 20 degrees. My problem is how do you regrind to that angle? I know Pauls blog had a 2 part entry on it, and I have been digging around here. I think he said he would re grind the bevel. My question is how to regrind to that degree? I do have a hand crank grinder. Anyone have any suggestions?
You may regrind to 20 degrees by hand or with a grinder. However, I think hand crank grinders are not better than doing it by hand, so use a coarse stone (~ 150 grit) and move the bevel as if sharpening (see Joseph’s video), just maintaining the angle you want (20 deg.) uniformly around.
David, I recently reground a plane iron to 30 degrees simply by setting my compass to 30 degrees and used a file to cut the angle back to 30. Its a simple enough procedure and won’t risk overheating the steel. Checkout Pauls latest plane video, he shows exactly what I did to my plane iron recently. Just follow the contour of the gouge while filing.
I was wondering if I could do it the same way he did the plane iron in the video. I have a protractor but wasn’t sure the process of getting it to that angle. I find gouges way more complicated than chisels or plane irons
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