View Full Version : Beginner Alert !!!!!
05-14-2002, 11:48 AM
I just read where you should not use a roughing out gouge for face plate turning,eg: bowls, it should be used for making round blanks out of square blanks(spindle work). I guess thats why my wrist is still sore and why I didn't like that big gouge. I don't know why but thats what it said.
The profile is straight across half moon and 1 1/4" wide takes quite a bite and is not forgiving either.
05-14-2002, 11:53 AM
Its because with faceplate turning you are cutting end-grain twice every revolution and the roughing gouge will tend to catch on the endgrain. Really nasty catches, actually.
The two best ways I know of to true up a faceplate blank is to use either a round nose scraper (easiest) or a bowl gouge. If you use the bowl gouge, you do not want to present it to the stock like you normally would with a roughing gouge, but rather from the end of the blank with the tool shaft parallel to the lathe bed. It takes practise...
05-14-2002, 12:18 PM
Maybe thats what made my wrist sore LOL.................whatever, a lesson learned. I guess that big guy stays on the shelf.........well maybe not, can it be used for truing up a newly mounted blank between centers??That would be a "flitch". How about that one Limey?
05-15-2002, 02:19 AM
I use my big roughing gouge for making pens. I get it almost shaped and then finish with the skew. I like the roughing gouge.