Beautiful Carving Starts with a Keen Edge
Learn to sharpen a curved gouge and you’ll be able to handle most carving tools.
Don’t let the mechanics of how to sharpen a gouge keep you from using your carving tools. This article will teach you how to sharpen a curved gouge, one of carving’s most basic and useful tools. Dan Faia takes you through the process of grinding a smooth bevel on a grinding wheel, honing the tool on a set of oilstones, and stropping to a fine edge.
From Fine Woodworking #209