Using a Gouge

You can drive the gouge into the wood using a chisel hammer or mallet or use hand and arm pressure only. You can use them to pare cut, depending on the gouge type. The gouge can make shallow or deep cuts depending on the pressure applied, if you are using it to hollow, you […]

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The Gouge Guide

A gouge is similar to a chisel in the way that it looks as it has a handle and a metal blade, however the blade is rounded which is mainly used for carving. Uses The gouge is used for carving, shaping, hollowing out and curved cuts. They often will be used within fine woodworking […]

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Sharpening a Gouge

Note: This is the sharpening process of an out-cannel gouge. Paul recommends 2 methods to sharpen an out-cannel gouge which can both be done on diamond plates or abrasive paper. You will also need a curved strop, which you can make yourself, to polish at the end of the sharpening process, for this you […]

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Buying a Gouge

Paul recommends the Ashley Iles No7 37mm straight gouge to use in spoon and bowl carving. He also uses and recommends Pfeil and Hirsch in similar size and sweep, however these brands are not always in stock. We found the Stubai 40mm No7 to be in stock from Tiranti which is just as good […]

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Sharpening Your Hand Tools: A Beginners Guide

[…] one of the options below to jump to each section: Sharpening a Chisel Sharpening a Plane Sharpening a Saw Sharpening a Spokeshave Sharpening a Knife Sharpening a Gouge Sharpening a Brace Bit Sharpening a Card Scraper Sharpening a Plough Plane Sharpening a #80 Scraper Sharpening a Router Plane Sharpening a Chisel Our beginner friendly […]

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Sharpening Tools and Accessories

[…] Amazon. Please note Paul has not purchased this, however it seems to fit his recommended criteria. *Prices correct as of August 2018 Curved Strop When sharpening a gouge, you can create a custom-made curved strop surface to match that of the gouge profile. You can develop a rounded shape in wood to fit a […]

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Your First Woodworking Project

[…] they involve shaping which builds skill. To make them, the tools you need are: Pencil Coping Saw (or 1″ (25mm) Chisel and Mallet/Chisel Hammer) Rounded Card Scraper Spokeshave Gouge #7 Rasp Sandpaper Food utensils can be finished with oil, however it is not a requirement as it provides no protective benefit. Paul uses these as […]

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