Our Woodturning Bowl Gouge flutes are individually inspected and hand polished to remove all machine marks. This extra step assures the sharpest cutting edge possible. The flutes are a parabolic U shaped with tapered sides not a deep V. U shaped gouges are great for either fingernail or bottom feeder grinds. Made from M42 Cobalt HSS heat treated to a hardness of 66-68 HRC, and tripled tempered. The flutes are 6" - this length found in testing to be the optimum max flute length to prevent harmonic vibration or instability of your cut. We use the American method of measurement for the stated size - diameter of the tool, not flute size. They are shipped sharp.
Tool bevel grinds are all about personal preference. We try to be in the middle range of grinds to keep the majority of people happy. Tool grinds are very easy to change and we feel people shouldn't be afraid to experiment with bevel angles. ~ Jimmie
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