Archive for November, 2005

1/2” Robert Sorby Fingernail Bowl Gouge

Sunday, November 27th, 2005

I have been very happy with my 3/8” Henry Taylor Bowl gouge. It cuts very well and holds it’s edge amazingly well. Sometimes though I wanted a slightly more substantial tool to remove more material or to have less chatter when the tip is farther from the tool rest. So making use of a coupon I picked up the Robert Sorby 1/2” Fingernail Bowl Gouge at Rockler.

I have not used it much yet and maybe it is me or my technique, but the initial impression is a bit disappointing. It does not cut as willingly as the Taylor gouge, and when grinding the cutting edge just does not want to get as fine as the Taylor gouge. I’ll have to collect a bit more experience with it.