All our 5/8" Bowl Gouge - Bottom Feeder flutes are individually inspected and hand polished to remove all machine marks. This extra step assures the sharpest cutting edge possible. They are shipped sharp.
The Bottom Feeder grind is used on the inside of bowls especialy for finish cuts, I also use it on the outside of bowls from the foot to the top for all of my finishing cuts, if you learn to use this grind for finish cuts your sanding will be greatly reduced. You can always sand a piece into submission, but it is not much fun.
I use the 5/8" for all of my deeper bowls, Dave
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Posted by Don Samuelson on Jun 14th 2018
I finished making my handle for the 5/8" Bottom Feeder. It is a beautiful looking tool, I used it yesterday to finish the bottom on an 18 inch bowl. It really did a good job taking all of the tool marks out and made a level bottom. It makes a nice fine cut and gave me a lot more confidence as I cleaned up the bowl. The tool seems to keep its edge very well, even longer than my Crown Cryogenic bowl gouge, I think.
Posted by Unknown on May 27th 2018
I was amazed as to how easy it cut.
Posted by Michael on Aug 30th 2017
These are the sharpest hardest greatest steel edge keeps for a very long time they out perform any other leave to live ever had
Posted by kazuyama on Mar 27th 2017
I was looking for a suitable gouge to shred the bottom of the vase.
In order to use it attached to multi-handles, there is also a length and it reaches the bottom.
I use the blade shoulder a little rounded, so I can cut it more safely.
Posted by Frank S. Virden on Feb 21st 2016
The bottom feeder, responding to a light touch, has been very useful in its intended function and for finishing strokes on the outside of a bowl, as well. The very short primary bevel is tricky to sharpen, a process that requires some care. If honing with a diamond sharpener is insufficient, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEy6F7NY8Jc&feature=youtu.be
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