This HSS 1/2" bowl gouge will keep a sharpened edge about six times longer than carbon steel and resist "blued" softening from overheating during grinding or from heavy turning. Ash handles offer...
- High speed steel resists "blued" softening from overheating
- Sharpened edge lasts 6 times longer than carbon steel
- Ash handle
- Brass ferrule
Easier to Learn with the Best
I am just learning to do a little bowl turning. I have a second-hand 3/8 Crown bowl gouge, but it had been reground to I was having trouble returning it to a condition that allowed me to make controllable cuts. I decided to eliminate this variable and invest in a new Sorby 1/2 with which I would follow along in the plethora of online demonstrations. After getting the gouge, I honed the edge with 400, 1000, and 4000 wetstones, tossed a knotty pine blank onto the mini lathe and cut it down to dust. This was an extremely satisfying experience - the techniques I have read about now work! Although I have less than an hour with this gouge, I can sincerely say that it will help me have fun learning to turn bowls rather wondering what I am doing wrong!