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  1. K

    Unequal bevel on Sorby Bowl gouge

    Good to hear 😊
  2. K

    Unequal bevel on Sorby Bowl gouge

    This is why I’ve sent a message and pics to where I got it. I suppose it’s all right to say I got it new from ‘Turners-Retreat.co.uk
  3. K

    Unequal bevel on Sorby Bowl gouge

    Ok I see better now re why the bevel changes as one goes around the profile. However the overall shape of the gouge is certainly not standard (too pointy) and whatever bevel angle the wings have is not equal on both sides as per my original photos. I’m hoping my Sorby is not a poor copy or...
  4. K

    Unequal bevel on Sorby Bowl gouge

    Well it hasn’t yet had a jig grind from me and the tip shape I show in my later pic is how I received it. I’m writing to ask the supplier for comment. I will have a go with a jig grind in the hope of balancing it up and getting the sort of shape you show in your pic. I’m still curious how to...
  5. K

    Unequal bevel on Sorby Bowl gouge

    Apparently there’s too much beak and it’s not rounded enough at the tip as well as the bevel being too concave - and unequal on each side. I’m using a 120 grit ‘fine’ wheel and I can’t see how to avoid a slightly concave bevel at the tip when that’s the natural curvature of the wheel.
  6. K

    Unequal bevel on Sorby Bowl gouge

    As regards the side view, surely the curvature of the grinding wheel will tend to produce a concave side profile? Even if that’s not what one wants.
  7. K

    Unequal bevel on Sorby Bowl gouge

    Here’s a top view of the tip.
  8. K

    Unequal bevel on Sorby Bowl gouge

    I haven’t ground the tool at all - it’s brand new! If there’s a problem with the angles and tip shape then that’s a Sorby issue. Hence my query if others have met similar. How should I reshape the tool if it’s wrong to start with?
  9. K

    Unequal bevel on Sorby Bowl gouge

    These pics should make it clearer: As far as I’m aware it should be a consistent bevel all round independent of how far I’m rolling it over.
  10. K

    Unequal bevel on Sorby Bowl gouge

    I guess I will need to regrind that side so it lies flat on the wheel when the other side and the tip are doing the same.
  11. K

    Unequal bevel on Sorby Bowl gouge

    It’s not possible to get the left wing flat on the wheel if I keep the jig in the V slot where it’s supposed to be. The other side is fine. The bevel is a different angle on that side. I will take some more pics if needed.
  12. K

    Unequal bevel on Sorby Bowl gouge

    I have just acquired a tool sharpening jig to allow me to produce repeateable sharpening on my tools and have noted something surprising. When I presented the 1/2” Sorby bowl gouge to the wheel using the jig I found the bevel angle on one of the wings very different from the tip and the other...
  13. K

    Dark Marks while sanding

    Sounds plausible but I’ve never had this effect when sanding items turned end to end (parallel grain) but only when sanding bowls. The finish before sanding seemed good enough with no obvious damage and I’ve followed good advice etc on tool use. Perhaps I don’t yet recognise such damage? I...
  14. K

    Dark Marks while sanding

    I was sanding the second bowl I had turned using 240grit Aluminium Oxide paper and I noticed dark streaks on the wood (see pic). Am I right in thinking this is residue from the sand paper that is entering the end grain of the turned bowl? If so is this normal and should I not use this type of...
  15. K

    Ash goblet hollowing

    Well definitely dust when I was working on the cross section of the cylinder.
  16. K

    Ash goblet hollowing

    Good advice 😊
  17. K

    Ash goblet hollowing

    Yes I did resort to a scraper in the result shown in the earlier photo but I’m keen to make it work with a gouge too.
  18. K

    Ash goblet hollowing

    I suppose that all depends on the angle the cutting edge meets the wood. If starting on the circumference and moving in then it’s side grain but if head on the end face then it’s end grain-isn’t it?
  19. K

    Ash goblet hollowing

    Thanks. I’ll watch with interest.
  20. K

    Ash goblet hollowing

    I get what you are saying although I would have referred to my task as trying to hollow out end grain. The pic is what I ended up with after repeated catches meant thinning down more and more to remove them. It’s the start of a chess set I guess! I can see why the text book says use a piece of...
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