Bowl Turning Tip: How to Positioning the Gouge
Learn the correct way to use a gouge when roughing a blank
It’s a common mistake. New turners often have trouble correctly positioning a gouge when they begin roughing out a blank, says Mahoney. Watch how he does it in this short video clip.
Teacher, author, and wood turner Mike Mahoney answers 8 reader questions about tools and techniques for turning bowls.
Why are there so many different gouges?
What’s the difference between shear scraping, scraping, and cutting?
What’s the right way to position a gouge?
How can I avoid tearout when turning end-grain fiber?
What’s the best way to handle difficult grain?
How can I prevent green wood from cracking?
What’s the best way to cut a tenon for a scroll chuck?
What’s the proper lathe speed?