Sharpening a Back-bent Gouge

2017-05-22T22:02:51-04:00 June 28th, 2012|

Meet another specialty gouge you might be considering. In this lesson, we will learn to sharpen a back-bent gouge.

  • Lesson Contents: single episode, Guide to Beginner Lessons, Basic Tool List
  • Skill Level: Beginner
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  1. Kenley Martens August 9, 2016 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    Hi, what kind of stone are you using to sharpen your gouges? One more question, what is that green stuff that you used when you were almost done sharpening the gouges?

    • Mary May August 10, 2016 at 12:02 pm - Reply

      Hi Kenley,
      I am using a diamond stone. I talk more about stones in the Sharpening a Curved Gouge video.

      The “green stuff” is a buffing compound that is used on buffing wheels. Any kind of sharpening rouge, buffing compound, jewelers rouge or any kind of polishing compound will work. There are many options out there. I honestly can’t remember what mine is, as it’s been around my shop many years. Just go to a woodworking store and ask for something that can be used on a buffing wheel, and they should direct you to something that will work.

      I hope this answers your questions.

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