I’ve recently bought two gouges that need some love. I’ve found Paul’s old blog post on restoring a gouge as well as Joseph’s video on sharpening, so I have a good idea what needs to be done to get them in working order.
One thing is not clear to me though. If I look at the cutting edge perpendicular to the length of the gauge I see that the edge is somewhat concave. Is this normal for a gauge? Instinctively I’d grind them square & straight, but never having used one I thought I’d check here. And if it needs to be concave, then by how much? Is my example about right?
Any thoughts appreciated.
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