Final honing inside the tip of the bottom corner of the V is tricky.
I use a stretched length of Dental Floss rubbed with compound to get right inside the tiny spot.
Couple of strokes along a 18 inch length is good.
Mary, I like your teaching style as you go into details about sharpening gouges, to explaining how to layout the work. I look forward to learning more technique from each lesson. Thanks! Paul Fuhrman
From Carving Handson
Hello Mary. I see you using the single bevel chisel (carpenters) and not the carvers usual dual bevel chisel. What is the advantage? Thank you
The flat chisel I prefer is still a carving chisel, but does have a single bevel. There is a difference between this one and a bench chisel, as I believe the angles of the bevel would be more like 30 degrees for a regular woodworkers chisel, where the carving chisels are 22 to 23 degrees. Bench chisels are challenging to carve with because of the bulkiness. I am aware of the double-bevel carving chisels, but definitely prefer the single bevel because of the versatility of either using it bevel side up or bevel side down.
Much endurance to remove so much wood with gauges. I have to admit that I cheated on the hobby horse. I used a spoke shave for some of the stock removal. The techniques shown in this lesson are valuable
Thanks! Not cheating, just being efficient with what you know!