Best Size Bowl Gouge

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I did a survey a few years ago and most turners use and recommend a 1/2" bowl gouge ( by USA standards) and they generally use something that resembles the swept back grind similar to David Ellsworth. Most of the rest recommended 5/8" so if you turn larger work get the 5/8" if normal or small get the 1/2".

Notwithstanding, how do you grind a nail bowl gouge?

Beside that, what is the difference between a spindle gouge and a bowl gouge? What is the difference between a bowl gouge vs spindle gouge? The bowl gouge flute is curved with wings and designed for turning wood bowls. A spindle gouge has a more open flat flute and is best used for details and spindle turnings.

On top of this, what is a bowl gouge used for?

A bowl gouge is a hand tool used to cut and shape wood bowls on a lathe. The bowl gouge consists of a handle connected to a sturdy metal shaft.

What angle do you sharpen a bowl gouge?

Bevel Angles and Profiles A bevel that's tipped closer to 30 degrees will give you good tool control. For beginners, I recommend having your primary bowl gouge sharpened with a relatively short bevel.

BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

Hurricane Turning Tools, Woodturning Three Piece Bowl Gouge Set, 1/4 Inches Flute, 3/8 Inches Flute, and 1/2 Inches Flute, High Speed Steel

Hurricane Turning Tools, Woodturning Three Piece Bowl Gouge Set, 1/4 Inches Flute, 3/8 Inches Flute, and 1/2 Inches Flute, High Speed Steel
  • Contains Three Separate Hurricane Bowl Gouges
  • 1/4" Bowl Gouge, (3/8" Bar Stock), 3/8" Bowl Gouge, (1/2" Bar Stock), 1/2" Bowl Gouge, (5/8" Bar Stock)
  • Made from High Speed Steel (HSS), Last up to 8X longer than Carbon Steel
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021

Robert Sorby Deep Flute Bowl Gouge 1/2 inch HHS Extra Long Length Handle Overall Length 26 inches 842XLH-1/2

Robert Sorby Deep Flute Bowl Gouge 1/2 inch HHS Extra Long Length Handle Overall Length 26 inches 842XLH-1/2
  • Made from hardened and tempered high speed steal that that will keep a sharpened edge about six times longer than carbon steel
  • Steel will resist "blued” softening from overheating during grinding or heavy use
  • Come with hard White Ash handle and brass ferrule
  • Extra Long handle is 17 inches long with tool being 9 inches in length
  • Overall length is 26 inches
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021

Hurricane Turning Tools, Woodturning Bowl Gouge, High Speed Steel, 1/2 Inches Flute (5/8 Inches Bar Stock)

Hurricane Turning Tools, Woodturning Bowl Gouge, High Speed Steel, 1/2 Inches Flute (5/8 Inches Bar Stock)
  • 1/2" Bowl Gouge, (5/8" Bar Stock)
  • 16" Ash Handle
  • Made from High Speed Steel (HSS), Last up to 8X longer than Carbon Steel
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021

PSI Woodworking LX230 5/8" Bowl Gouge M2 HSS Woodturning Chisel

PSI Woodworking LX230 5/8
  • With it's deep flute, primary use is for turning bowls
  • Also used for dishes and other hollow forms mounted on a lathe's faceplate
  • Blade is made from M2 High Speed Steel
  • Total tool length is 22" with a 9" blade and 13" handle
  • Hardwood handle with brass ferrule
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021

IMOTECHOM 1/4-Inches HSS Bowl Gouge Lathe Chisel Wood Turning Tools with Walnut Handle, Round Plastic Box and Hanging Bag

IMOTECHOM 1/4-Inches HSS Bowl Gouge Lathe Chisel Wood Turning Tools with Walnut Handle, Round Plastic Box and Hanging Bag
  • SHARPENED CHISEL HEADS - Accurately pre-sharpened by machine for all turning tools.
  • BLADE - 9-Inches High Speed Steel blades outlast high carbon steel and will give you years of use.
  • HANDLE - 13.3-Inches Walnut wooden handle is harder and comfortable for using.
  • Packaging: Round Soft Transparent Box with Mail box to be sure all chisel in good condition.
  • CONTENTS - 1/4-Inches HSS Bowl Gouge Lathe Chisel
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021

Carter and Son Toolworks 5/8" U-Shaped Bowl Gouge

Carter and Son Toolworks 5/8
  • Tool made from M42 HSS for a razor sharp, long lasting edge.
  • Made in the USA.
  • Hones to a finer edge.
  • 100% lifetime guarantee.
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021

Carter & Son Toolworks 5/8" Bowl Gouge

Carter & Son Toolworks 5/8
  • Made in the USA!
  • The M42 Cobalt HSS blade is backed by a 16" aircraft aluminum handle to provide stability.
  • This massive tool has an overall length of approximately 26-1/4".
  • The tool blades are precision machined to high tolerances from solid M42 Cobalt High Speed Steel stock.
  • To further increase strength the blades are certified heat-treated to 68HRC.
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021

Robert Sorby H9076 - Fingernail Bowl Gouge 3/8 Inch

Robert Sorby H9076 - Fingernail Bowl Gouge 3/8 Inch
  • High speed steel resists "blued" softening from overheating
  • Sharpened edge lasts 6 times longer than carbon steel
  • Fingernail medium grind
  • Overall length 16-1/2"
  • Ash handle
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021

Hurricane Turning Tools, HTT-242KW, M2 Cryo, 5/8" Bowl Gouge with Side Grind (1/2" Flute) for Woodturning

Hurricane Turning Tools, HTT-242KW, M2 Cryo, 5/8
  • Bar Diameter: 5/8" | Flute Width: 1/2" with Swept Back Grind (Irish grind)
  • Usable Flute Length: 8" | Handle Length: 14" | Overall Length: 24"
  • Cryogenically treated M2 High Speed Steel with ash handle, painted black with silver accents; made in Sheffield, England in partnership with Crown Tools
  • Used to turn the outside and inside of bowls and vessels
  • Available separately or in sets
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021

Hurricane Turning Tools, Woodturning Bowl Gouge, High Speed Steel, 3/8 Inches Flute (1/2 Inches Bar Stock)

Hurricane Turning Tools, Woodturning Bowl Gouge, High Speed Steel, 3/8 Inches Flute (1/2 Inches Bar Stock)
  • 3/8" Bowl Gouge, (1/2" Bar Stock)
  • 14" Ash Handle
  • Made from High Speed Steel (HSS), Last up to 8X longer than Carbon Steel

6 More Questions Answered

How do you use a bowl gouge?

What is a spindle gouge?

A spindle gouge is the traditional tool for cutting coves in spindle work. The cut is begun with the tool on its side, flute towards the cove. It is pushed into the wood and simultaneously rotated so that when it reaches the bottom of the cut, it is more or less horizontal.

How do you do a 40 40 grind?

How do you sharpen a bowl gouge with a jig?

How do you use a spindle gouge on a lathe?

How do you grind a spindle gouge?