Using the Round Nosed Gouge

The round-nosed gouge comes in the same size and section as the square-nosed gouge. The only difference is that the cutting edge is rounded rather than square. This is the tool ro use for run-of-the-mill hollow work like spindles and bowls. The tool is set down on the T-rest, advanced and maneuvered in much the same way as the square-ended gouge, but this tool is much easier to use. There arc no corners to dig in and damage the workpiece. In fact, many beginners to woodturning start out by grinding the square-ended gouges down to a round nose, and then they grind them back to square when they get the hang of things.

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